JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Matt Jones and Kelvin Taylor combined for 389 yards rushing and four touchdowns and Florida upset ninth-ranked Georgia 38-20 Saturday, ending a three-game losing streak in the series and quite possibly saving coach Will Muschamp’s job.
Jones ran 25 times for 197 yards and two touchdowns. Taylor, whose NFL father, Fred, has his name emblazoned on a wall inside EverBank Field, carried 25 times for 192 yards and two scores.
The dynamic duo became the first Florida teammates to top the century mark on the ground since Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey against Kentucky in 2011.
Jones and Taylor carried Florida (4-3, 3-3 SEC) to a much-needed victory in the series against the Bulldogs (6-2, 4-2) and in the Southeastern Conference.
Mississippi State 17, Arkansas 10: In Starkville, Miss., Dak Prescott threw for a career-high 331 yards and a touchdown to help No. 1 Mississippi State beat Arkansas.
Mississippi State (8-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference, No. 1 CFP) trailed until the third quarter and didn’t take the lead until Prescott’s 69-yard touchdown pass to a wide open Fred Ross made it 17-10 with 13:21 remaining.
Arkansas had two promising drives in the fourth quarter, but neither resulted in points. Will Redmond intercepted a pass in the end zone with 15 seconds left to end the Razorbacks’ final chance.
The Razorbacks (4-5, 0-5) have lost 17 straight conference games dating to 2012.
It wasn’t the prettiest game for Prescott — who threw two interceptions — but he made clutch throws during crucial moments in the second half. Josh Robinson caught six passes for a career-high 110 yards.
Tennessee 45, South Carolina 42, OT: In Columbia, S.C., Joshua Dobbs threw a 9-yard pass to Jason Croom with 11 seconds left to tie the game at 42 before Aaron Medley’s 32-yard field goal in overtime lifted Tennessee over South Carolina.
The Vols (4-5, 1-4 SEC) trailed 42-28 with 4:52 remaining after Brandon Wilds’ 70-yard scoring run. But the Gamecocks struggling defense, which gave up double-digit, fourth-quarter leads in losses to Missouri and Kentucky, did it again.
Dobbs’ 3-yard TD run drew the Vols within a score with 1:50 left before his tying touchdown pass a series later.
South Carolina’s Dylan Thompson was sacked twice in overtime and the Gamecocks (4-5, 2-5) badly missed a desperation, 58-yard field goal.
Dobbs threw for two touchdowns and ran for three others.
Missouri 20, Kentucky 10: In Columbia, Mo., Gary Pinkel learned after Missouri’s win against Kentucky on Saturday that the Tigers now own a half-game lead in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division.
“I said, ‘That’s good,’” the coach recalled. “And then I thought about Texas A&M.”
Maty Mauk completed 18 of 33 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns - both to Bud Sasser - to lead the Tigers (7-2, 4-1). Georgia lost earlier 38-20 to Florida, but Pinkel wants his team to focus on its own games.
Missouri’s offensive struggles reappeared at times against the Wildcats (5-4, 2-4) as the Tigers gained 320 yards, but the defense limited Kentucky to 258 yards and 2-for-16 on third-down conversions.
Vanderbilt 42, Old Dominion 28: In Nashville, Tenn., Johnny McCrary threw for five touchdowns to tie a school record and propel Vanderbilt to a win over Old Dominion.
McCrary, a redshirt freshman, finished 20 of 29 for 281 yards and no interceptions, finding five different receivers for touchdowns, as Vanderbilt (3-6) piled up a season-high 524 yards of total offense against Old Dominion (3-6).
Ralph Webb set a single-game school rushing record of 166 yards, including a touchdown, on 31 carries for the Commodores. Hauling in TD grabs in the win were Nathan Marcus, Steven Scheu, Latevius Rayford, Davis Dudchock and C.J. Duncan.
Old Dominion narrowed the gap to 28-21 in the third quarter, but Vanderbilt pulled away in the fourth quarter.
Taylor Heinicke, the 2012 FCS player of the year, completed 21-of-36 passes for 291 yards and two touchdowns for the Monarchs.