COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Bo Wallace ran for two scores and threw a touchdown pass and Ole Miss’ defense added two scores to help the third-ranked Rebels remain undefeated with a 35-20 victory over No. 14 Texas A&M on Saturday night.
Wallace gave Ole Miss (6-0, 3-0 SEC) an early lead with touchdown runs on consecutive possession in the first quarter. Cody Prewitt returned an interception 75 yards for a score in the second quarter to make it 21-0.
A&M (5-2, 2-2) cut it to 14 in the third quarter, but Wallace answered with 33-yard touchdown pass and Mississippi padded the lead with a fumble return for a TD early in the fourth quarter.
Kenny Hill threw for 401 yards and two touchdowns, but also had two interceptions and a fumble for the Aggies, who lost for the second straight week after opening the season 5-0.
ALABAMA 14, ARKANSAS 13: In Fayetteville, Ark., this time, Alabama found a way to overcome its turnover struggles on the road.
Blake Sims threw two touchdown passes and No. 7 Alabama narrowly avoided its second straight Southeastern Conference loss with a 14-13 victory at Arkansas on Saturday night.
The Crimson Tide (5-1, 2-1 SEC), a week after a 23-17 loss at Mississippi, struggled for much of the game — fumbling four times.
However, despite being outgained 335-227, Sims put Alabama up with a 6-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter.
Alabama hasn’t lost two straight SEC games since the 2007 season, Nick Saban’s first year as coach.
The loss is the 15th straight in SEC play for the Razorbacks (3-3, 0-3), who have yet to win a conference game under second-year coach Bret Bielema.
Brandon Allen was 21 of 40 for 246 yards for Arkansas.
Sims completed 11 of 21 for 161 yards for the Crimson Tide, including a 22-yard pass to T.J. Yeldon in the second quarter.
GEORGIA 34, MISSOURI 0: In Columbia, Mo., No Todd Gurley? No problem for Georgia.
This time, anyway.
Freshman Nick Chubb rushed 38 times for 143 yards and one touchdown as the 13th-ranked Bulldogs shut out No. 23 Missouri 34-0. Georgia (5-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) wore down the Tigers (4-2, 1-1) early, possessing the ball for more than 42 minutes and gaining 379 total yards on 87 plays.
“Everybody said that Georgia was dead without Todd,” Chubb said. “But we proved that we’re still in it.”
The win bumped the Bulldogs into a first-place tie with Kentucky and Missouri in a muddled SEC East. Florida also had one conference loss before hosting LSU later Saturday night.
After two first-quarter field goals by Marshall Morgan, Mason faked a handoff to Chubb before running 11 yards into the end zone with 10:57 remaining in the opening half. The fifth-year senior skipped out of the end zone punching the air, jubilant after entering the game averaging 137.4 passing yards.
Mason finished with 156 yards and one touchdown on 22-of-28 passing.
Mauk completed nine of 21 passes for 97 yards and accounted for five turnovers, throwing four interceptions and losing a fumble.
Tennessee 45, Chattanooga 10: In Knoxville, Tenn., Justin Worley continues to show he can effectively lead Tennessee’s offense, as long as his young line gives him enough time.
Worley threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores as Tennessee ended a three-game skid with a 45-10 victory over Football Championship Subdivision program Chattanooga.
Worley went 19 of 24 for 198 yards passing despite getting sacked five times. His touchdown runs included an 8-yarder in the second quarter and a 1-yard burst in the third.
Johnathon Johnson had the first two touchdown receptions of his career, a 21-yarder in the final minute of the second quarter and a 19-yarder in the opening minute of the third period. Worley also threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Marquez North.
Tennessee (3-3) gained some needed momentum before a demanding midseason stretch. Tennessee visits No. 3 Ole Miss, hosts No. 7 Alabama and plays at South Carolina over the next three weeks.
Vanderbilt 21, Charleston Southern 20: In Nashville, Tenn., Vanderbilt ended a three-game losing streak with a 21-20 non-conference win over Charleston Southern.
The Commodores (2-5) built a 21-10 halftime lead before holding off a second-half rally by the Buccaneers (5-1).
Johnny McCrary completed 10-of-16 passes for 169 yards and a touchdown for Vanderbilt.
Charleston Southern’s Mike Holloway rushed for 105 yards on 18 carries and caught three passes for 79 yards.
Charleston Southern narrowed the gap to 21-17 on Zachary Frazier’s 8-yard touchdown run with 5:56 left in the third quarter. David Kennedy’s 30-yard field goal narrowed the gap to 21-20 with 10:19 left.
Tommy Openshaw’s 39-yard field goal on the game’s first possession gave Vanderbilt a 3-0 lead with 10:57 left in the first quarter.
Vanderbilt’s 3-0 lead after a quarter marked just the second time the Commodores have led after 15 minutes. They’ve been outscored 59-17 in the first quarter this season.