GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Matt Jones’ 1-yard plunge in triple overtime gave Florida a 36-30 victory over Kentucky on Saturday night, extending the Gators’ winning streak in the Southeastern Conference series to 28 games.
Kentucky’s Austin MacGinnis, who hit a 51-yarder to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, missed a 41-yarder to start the third extra frame.
Jones had consecutive big runs that put Florida at the 1 and then slammed through the line on second down for the game-winner.
The play of the game was Florida’s fourth-and-7 conversion in the first overtime. Jeff Driskel floated a ball to the back corner of the end zone and found Demarcus Robinson for a 9-yard score.
Robinson finished with 15 receptions for 216 yards and two scores. He tied Carlos Alvarez’s school record for catches in a single game.
ALABAMA 52, SOUTHERN MISS 12: Blake Sims passed for two touchdowns and rushed for a third in three quarters and might have staked his claim as No. 3 Alabama’s undisputed starting quarterback in a victory over Southern Miss.
Sims was 12-of-17 passing for 168 yards for the Crimson Tide (3-0). Jake Coker didn’t come in until late in the third quarter against the Golden Eagles (1-2), who have lost 25 of their last 27 games.
Most of Sims’ completions went to the nation’s leading receiver, Amari Cooper. Cooper had eight catches for 135 yards and a touchdown to tie DJ Hall’s school record of five consecutive 100-yard games set in 2006. Kenyan Drake scored three touchdowns and produced 59 yards on nine rushes.
Corey Acosta had field goals of 33, 43, 37 and 30 yards to account for all the points by Southern Miss.
Alabama outgained the Golden Eagles 547-263 in total yards, allowing just 56 rushing yards. The Tide ran for 333 yards, led by Derrick Henry’s 11 carries for 73 yards.
No. 4 Oklahoma 34, Tennessee 10: In Norman, Okla., Trevor Knight passed for 308 yards to help Oklahoma defeat Tennessee.
Knight threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score for the Sooners (3-0), who won their seventh straight game.
Sterling Shepard caught five passes for 109 yards and Keith Ford caught a touchdown pass and ran for a score for Oklahoma.
Justin Worley passed for 201 yards for Tennessee, but he completed just 21 of 44 passes, was sacked five times, threw two interceptions and lost a fumble.
Jalen Hurd ran for 97 yards on 14 carries and Josh Smith caught five passes for 58 yards and a touchdown for the Volunteers (2-1).
No. 7 Texas A&M 38, Rice 10: In College Station, Texas, Kenny Hill threw for 300 yards and four touchdowns and Texas A&M overcame a slow start to beat Rice.
Texas A&M led by 14 points at halftime, but struggled at times to sustain drives and committed several costly penalties.
Hill finding Josh Reynolds on a 20-yard touchdown on the first drive of the third quarter. A 1-yard touchdown run by Tra Carson pushed the lead to 35-10 later in the third.
Hill had TD passes of 14, 13 and 48 yards and has 1,094 yards passing this season to become the first player in school history to throw for 1,000 yards in the first three games of a season.
Driphus Jackson threw for 212 yards and a touchdown and ran for 84 yards for Rice (0-2).
Arkansas 49, Texas Tech 28: In Lubbock, Texas, Jonathan Williams ran for four touchdowns and Alex Collins added two more to lead Arkansas past Texas Tech in a matchup of two former Southwest Conference foes.
Williams finished with 145 yards on 22 carries for the Razorbacks (2-1). He scored on rushes of 6, 13, 12 and 6 yards.
Collins finished with a career-high 212 yards on 27 carries, the longest an 84-yard TD in the fourth quarter to seal the win.
Texas Tech’s Davis Webb completed 27 of 45 passes for 252 yards and three touchdowns. He rushed for TD and threw two interceptions.
No. 20 Missouri 38, Central Florida 10: In Columbia, Mo., Maty Mauk threw four touchdown passes, two each to Jimmie Hunt and Bud Sasser, and passed for 144 yards to lead Missouri past Central Florida.
The Tigers (3-0) led 14-10 at halftime before pulling away from the Knights (0-2), who had won their past two games against ranked teams.
Quarterback Justin Holman threw for 209 yards and one touchdown in his first career start for Central Florida, which only had 134 yards in the second half. Missouri had five sacks and forced four turnovers in the final 30 minutes.
Vanderbilt 34, Massachusetts 31: In Nashville, Tenn., Ralph Webb scored on a 4-yard run with 1:08 remaining to give Vanderbilt a come-from-behind win over Massachusetts.
The winning score was set up on a 36-yard completion from Patton Robinette to C.J. Duncan.
Robinette entered the game in the second quarter after true freshman Wade Freebeck started the game. Freebeck was the third different starting quarterback for Vanderbilt in its three games.
UMass (0-3) drove to the Vanderbilt 4-yard line only to have Blake Lucas miss a 22-yard field-goal attempt.
to the left with 2 seconds remaining.
Robinette scored on a 1-yard run at 10:02 of the second quarter to give Vanderbilt its first offensive touchdown.
of the season.
Vanderbilt (1-2) trailed by as many as 11 in the second half and scored 14 unanswered points in the final quarter to earn the win.