TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — With Tua Tagovailoa hurt, No. 1 Alabama turned to the defense and Najee Harris to pull out a 35-13 win over Tennessee Saturday night. The Crimson Tide faced its first test of the season without last season's Heisman Trophy runner-up against the five-touchdown underdogs.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — D'Andre Swift ran for 179 yards and two touchdowns as No. 10 Georgia overcame a scoreless first half to beat Kentucky 21-0. A shanked punt and fumble by quarterback Lynn Bowden on consecutive possessions led to touchdowns for the Bulldogs.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Joe Burrow threw for 327 yards and four touchdowns to break the LSU season record with 29 in the No. 2 Tigers' 36-13 victory over Mississippi State. LSU (7-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) had 415 yards of total offense and averaged 6.9 yards per play.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Brian Maurer left the game with a concussion for the second straight week, this time against No. 1 Alabama. Maurer stayed on the ground for a while after a hit by Crimson Tide middle linebacker Shane Lee Saturday night.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Bo Nix passed for three touchdowns and ran for another as No. 11 Auburn routed Arkansas 51-10. Nix turned a close game into a blowout by throwing two TDs in a span of 22 seconds in the third quarter.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Riley Neal came off the bench and threw a 21-yard touchdown to Cam Johnson with 8:57 left, and Vanderbilt upset No. 22 Missouri 21-14 with a stifling defensive performance. Ke'Shawn Vaughn ran for a touchdown and also took a screen 61 yards for another score as Vanderbilt snapped a three-game skid to Missouri. Missouri came in leading the SEC East waiting for the Tigers' appeal of NCAA sanctions to be heard and playing its first game since moving into the Top 25.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Buddy Johnson returned a fumble for a 62-yard go-ahead touchdown, and Isaiah Spiller added a clinching 22-yard touchdown run late as Texas A&M rallied to defeat Mississippi 24-17. Trailing 14-10 midway in the third quarter, Jhamon Ausbon and Justin Madubuike sacked Ole Miss quarterback John Rhys Plumlee, jarring the ball free. Johnson scooped up the loose ball and raced untouched past the Ole Miss sideline to build a 17-14 lead. Spiller scored with 2:34 remaining