SEC recap (11/6/10)

#12 LSU 24, #5 ALABAMA 21

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- LSU twice rallied from second-half deficits and once again coach Les Miles employed a little trickery on fourth down, allowing the No. 12 Tigers to beat fifth-ranked Alabama 24-21 on Saturday.

Rueben Randle had 125 yards receiving to lead LSU (8-1, 5-1 SEC), including a 75-yard score on a pass from Jordan Jefferson.

The Tigers trailed 14-13 when Miles called an audacious reverse on fourth-and-1 in the fourth quarter. The 23-yard gain set up Stevan Ridley's go-ahead 1-yard plunge.

Greg McElroy completed 21 of 34 passes for 223 yards and touchdown passes to Trent Richardson and Julio Jones. But he was intercepted and fumbled on a sack in his own territory, which allowed the Tigers to take a 10-point lead inside the last 6 minutes.

Alabama (7-2, 4-2) could not recover.
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Ryan Mallett threw for 303 yards, Knile Davis tied a career high with three touchdowns and No. 17 Arkansas handed 18th-ranked South Carolina its worst home loss in five years, 41-20, on Saturday night.

Davis rushed for 110 yards, including scoring runs of 2, 21 and 1 yard for the Razorbacks (7-2, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) who won for the fourth time in five games. Mallett tossed a TD pas and run for a score.

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Cam Newton passed for a career-high 317 yards and four touchdowns and ran for a fifth, all in the first half of No. 3 Auburn's 62-24 route of Chattanooga on Saturday.

The Heisman Trophy contender enjoyed a relaxing afternoon and a warm reception from fans two days after allegations came out that a man tried to solicit payment from Mississippi State when that school was recruiting Newton.

With that as a backdrop, Newton and the Tigers (10-0) churned out 48 points and 484 yards in the first half against the Football Championship Subdivision Mocs (5-4), who have lost all 21 meetings.

All of Newton's TDs came in the first 17 minutes. He hit Darvin Adams for touchdowns of 30 and 39 yards and threw a 20-yarder to Emory Blake. Then Terrell Zachery turned a screen pass into an easy 80-yard score.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Chris Rainey blocked two punts and caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from John Brantley as Florida routed Vanderbilt 55-14 Saturday, setting up a showdown with South Carolina for the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title next week.

The Gators (6-3, 4-3) will host the Gamecocks with the winner advancing to the SEC championship in Atlanta. Florida is trying to get back for a third straight year.

Vanderbilt (2-7, 1-5) lost its fourth straight, ensuring a second straight losing season under first-year coach Robbie Caldwell. The Commodores trailed 41-0 when Ryan van Rensberg blocked a punt Javon Marshall recovered and ran in for a touchdown.

The Gators started a little slow with a rare morning kickoff with a temperature of a chilly 44 degrees. But Florida still rolled up a season-high in points while winning its 20th straight game in this series.

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Aaron Murray threw three touchdown passes in the second quarter, including two to A.J. Green, and Georgia overwhelmed Idaho State 55-7 on Saturday.

Georgia (5-5) led only 6-0 before scoring 35 points in the second quarter against the FCS Bengals.

Georgia has scored more than 30 points in five straight games for the first time in school history.

Idaho State (1-8), suffered its eighth straight loss this season and 26th consecutive road loss, a streak that began in 2006.

Murray also threw a touchdown pass to Bruce Figgins. Caleb King and Nick Chapas ran for touchdowns, and Bacarri Rambo and Vance Cuff scored on interception returns.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Mike Hartline finished with 272 yards and two touchdowns, and Kentucky pulled away from Charleston Southern 49-21 on Saturday.

The Buccaneers tied Kentucky 14-14 with just less than 6 minutes left in the second quarter but Kentucky rallied with two touchdowns before halftime. Kentucky (5-5) won its 19th consecutive non-conference game, a streak dating back to 2006.

Randall Cobb finished with 101 yards and a touchdown on four catches. Cobb has scored or passed for a touchdown in nine of Kentucky's 10 games this season.

Senior running back Derrick Locke missed his fourth straight game after suffering a shoulder stinger against Auburn on Oct. 9. CoShik Williams finished with 13 carries for 95 yards and three touchdowns.

Andrew Trudnowski passed for 84 yards and a touchdown for the Buccaneers (2-7).

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Freshman quarterback Tyler Bray, starting his first game for Tennessee, threw for 325 yards and five touchdowns Saturday night to lead the Volunteers to a 50-14 victory over Memphis.

The victory snapped a four-game losing streak for Tennessee (3-6), which was never threatened after the first quarter. Bray, who took over the helm last week from junior Matt Simms, picked apart the young Memphis secondary from the start.

Tauren Poole rushed for 101 yards, and scored twice -- once on a 21-yard run and another on a 9-yard pass from Bray.

The Vols would end the night with 510 yards of offense, including 379 through the air. The 50 points matched Tennessee's largest scoring output of the season.

Memphis (1-8) lost its sixth straight. It marked the fifth straight game where the Tigers, ranked 118th out of 120 teams in scoring defense, have surrendered at least 40 points.

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Brandon Bolden rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns as Mississippi beat Louisiana-Lafayette 43-21 on Saturday night.

Ole Miss quarterback Jeremiah Masoli left the game after suffering a concussion in the first quarter with the Rebels leading 24-7. His backup, sophomore Nathan Stanley, completed 6 of 14 passes for 108 yards, but let his running backs and kicker do most of the work.

Enrique Davis added 116 rushing yards as the Rebels gained 298 yards on the ground. Bryson Rose added a career-high five field goals. Ole Miss (4-5) snapped a three-game losing streak.

Louisiana-Lafayette (2-7) has lost five straight games and is 0-37 all-time against teams from the Southeastern Conference. Brad McGuire completed 7 of 21 passes for 139 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He also rushed for 42 yards and a touchdown.

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