The Crimson Tide earned its third consecutive three-point victory over Ole Miss, holding on to win 27-24 over the host Rebels. John Parker Wilson threw for 265 yards, and D.J. Hall had 11 catches for 140 yards. Alabama scored 10 points in the fourth quarter to overcome a 24-17 deficit entering the period. Next: Saturday, vs. Tennessee.
The Razorbacks were held to just 67 rushing yards – they had been averaging 338 – and lost 9-7 to visiting Auburn on a field goal with 21 seconds left. Darren McFadden was held to 43 yards, the first time this season he has rushed for less than 100 yards. The Razorbacks committed 10 penalties for 100 yards.
Next: Saturday, at Ole Miss.
True freshman Wes Byrum booted a 20-yard game-winning field goal with 21 seconds left to propel the Tigers past host Arkansas 9-7. It was his second game-winning kick in three weeks; he beat Florida on the final play on Sept. 30. The Tigers fell behind 7-6 with 1:36 left, but Brad Lester returned the ensuing kickoff to Auburn's 47. The Tigers moved into field goal range on a 30-yard catch-and-run by Robert Dunn to Arkansas' 12. Auburn held Arkansas to 193 total yards.
Next: Saturday, at LSU.
The Gators were off last week.
Next: Saturday, at Kentucky.
Brandon Coutu's last-play, 37-yard field goal helped the Bulldogs finish off a rally and beat host Vanderbilt 20-17. The Bulldogs trailed by 10 at halftime. Matthew Stafford led the Bulldogs on a 10-play, 73-yard drive to set up the field goal by Coutu, who kicked a 31-yarder earlier in the fourth quarter. Redshirt freshman TB Knowshon Moreno rushed for 157 yards in his first career start.
Next: Oct. 27, vs. Florida in Jacksonville, Fla.
The Wildcats rallied in the fourth quarter, then outlasted LSU to pull out a 43-37 victory in three overtimes. Andre' Woodson threw for 250 yards and three TDs; Woodson's 7-yard TD pass to Steve Johnson in the third overtime proved to be the game-winner. Woodson also led UK on two fourth-quarter scoring drives as the Wildcats sent the game into overtime after trailing 27-14 late in the third quarter.
Next: Saturday, vs. Florida.
The Tigers' unanimous No. 1 ranking lasted just a week, as they fell 43-37 at Kentucky in three overtimes. LSU led 27-14 late in the third quarter but couldn't hold on. In the third overtime, TB Charles Scott failed on a fourth-and-2 attempt, coming up a yard short of the first down. Both teams scored on runs in the first OT and with field goals in the second OT.
Next: Saturday, vs. Auburn.
The Bulldogs took an early 14-7 lead, but couldn't make it hold up in a 33-21 loss to visiting Tennessee. Anthony Dixon rushed for 108 yards and a TD to lead the Bulldogs, who also got 203 passing yards from Wesley Carroll. Carroll, who was diagnosed with a mild concussion at halftime, also tossed two touchdown passes – one less than the Bulldogs had thrown all season.
Next: Saturday, at West Virginia.
The Rebels succumbed to a late rally from Alabama, falling 27-24 to the visiting Tide. Ole Miss led 24-17 entering the fourth quarter. Seth Adams threw for 284 yards and two TDs to lead the Rebels. DE Greg Hardy had 13 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles and a pass breakup.
Next: Saturday, vs. Arkansas.
Redshirt freshman QB Chris Smelley threw three TD passes as the Gamecocks held off host North Carolina 21-15. Smelley, who now is 4-0 as the starter, helped the Gamecocks to a 21-3 lead after three quarters. His TD passes went to three different receivers. South Carolina successfully defended its first top-10 ranking since 2001 but was just 1-for-13 on third-down conversions.
Next: Saturday, vs. Vanderbilt.
The Vols won their third game in a row with a 33-21 victory at Mississippi State. Erik Ainge threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns, Lucas Taylor had 11 receptions for 186 yards and Arian Foster ran for 139 yards and a TD for the Vols. True freshman Daniel Lincoln also kicked four field goals. Tennessee broke away from a 14-14 tie by scoring on its last possession of the first half and its first of the second half.
Next: Saturday, at Alabama.
The Commodores had a 10-point halftime lead but couldn't hold on, falling 20-17 to Georgia on a last-play field goal. Vandy led 17-7 at halftime. The Commodores appeared to be on their way to their second consecutive victory over the Bulldogs when Vandy running back Cassen Jackson-Garrison fumbled at Georgia's 7 late in the game. Georgia then drove to the winning field goal.
Next: Saturday, at South Carolina.