SEC Roundup – Week 9

    Oct. 25 at LSU 10, Ole Miss 7 And You Care Because … LSU finally broke through the Ole Miss defense for a 13-play, 95-yard drive with Logan Stokes

    October 27, 2014

    Oct. 25 at LSU 10, Ole Miss 7
    And You Care Because … LSU finally broke through the Ole Miss defense for a 13-play, 95-yard drive with Logan Stokes catching a three-yard touchdown pass with just over five minutes to play. Ole Miss stalled once, but got the ball back one last drive and drove into field goal range with a 42-yard try to force overtime – but the Rebels were nailed with a delay of game penalty. They tried one more play, and Bo Wallace was picked off on an ill-advised throw and LSU hung on. The Rebels scored first on a 15-yard Cody Core catch late in the first quarter, but LSU was able to get on the board in the second on a 21-yard Colby Delahoussaye field goal. The two teams missed on several chances, with LSU turning it over four times, and Ole Miss bending, but not breaking until late.
    What Else? LSU RB Leonard Fournette ran 23 times for 113 yards
    – Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace completed 14-of-33 passes for 176 yards and a touchdown with an interception, and ran 12 times for a team-high 40 yards
    – Time of possession: LSU 36:00 – Ole Miss 24:00
    – Broken up passes: LSU 12 – Ole Miss 3
    Game Rating: A

    Oct. 25 Mississippi State 45, at Kentucky 31
    And You Care Because … Mississippi State overcame a huge day from Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles with Josh Robinson and the ground game. Robinson started off the scoring with a 12-yard run, and came up with a brilliant 74-yard dash in the fourth, and Dak Prescott ran for touchdown runs from two and 11 yards, but Towles was close to unstoppable, running for two touchdowns and finding Demarco Robinson for a 67-yard score and Javess Blue for a 58-yard touchdown as the two teams traded punches all game long. Mississippi State stayed ahead all game long and never trailed, but UK kept fighting, pulling within seven late on the second Towles run. UK tried an onside kick, but Christian Holmes returned it 61 yards for a touchdown to put the wild game away.
    What Else? Mississippi State RB Josh Robinson ran 23 times for 198 yards and two touchdowns
    – Kentucky QB Patrick Towles completed 24-of-43 passes for 290 yards and two touchdowns, and ran 23 times for a team-leading 76 yards and two scores
    – Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott completed 18-of-33 passes for 216 yards and a touchdown with a pick, and ran 18 times for 88 yards and two touchdowns
    – Total yards: Mississippi State 542 – Kentucky 504
    Game Rating: A-

    Oct. 25 at Auburn 42, South Carolina 35
    And You Care Because … In a fun and wild shootout, Nick Marshall ran for three touchdowns and threw for another, taking off for scores from 37, four and nine yards out, with his final touchdown dash coming with just over 11 minutes to play to give Auburn the lead. It would be the last score of the game as South Carolina’s final drive was snuffed out by Jonathan Jones’ second interception of the game. Dylan Thompson rocked the Auburn secondary for five touchdown passes including two to Pharoh Cooper from 16 and 51 yards out, but the second scoring play was answered 11 seconds later by the longest run in the Gus Malzahn era for Auburn on a 75-yard Ricardo Louis dash. South Carolina came back with a ten-yard Nick Jones touchdown catch late in the third, but that would be the team’s final score.
    What Else? Auburn QB Nick Marshall completed 12-of-14 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown, and ran ten times for 89 yards and three touchdowns
    – South Carolina QB Dylan Thompson completed 29-of-50 passes for 402 yards and five touchdowns with three interceptions
    – Auburn RB Cameron Artis-Payne ran 25 times for 167 yards and a score, and Ricardo Louis ran three times for 102 yards and a touchdown
    – South Carolina WR Pharoh Cooper caught seven passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns
    Game Rating: B+

    Oct. 25 Alabama 34, at Tennessee 20
    And You Care Because … Lane Kiffin’s return to Tennessee turned out to be a triumph, helped by a record-setting day from Amari Cooper. The Bama WR started out the day with an 80-yard touchdown on the team’s first play from scrimmage, and he followed it up a few minutes later with a 41-yard touchdown catch. T.J. Yeldon added a one-yard score, and Blake Sims ran for a 28-yard touchdown for a 27-0 lead, but the Tide took their foot off the gas. Tennessee scored 20 straight points helped by two Joshua Dobbs nine-yard touchdown passes to Josh Malone and Von Pearson, but Derrick Henry put the game away late in the third on a 28-yard touchdown dash. Aaron Medley hit two field goals for the Vols, but the Alabama defense close things down in the fourth.
    What Else? Alabama WR Amari Cooper caught nine passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns
    – Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs completed 19-of-32 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns with an interception, and led the team with 75 rushing yards on 19 carries
    – Alabama QB Blake Sims completed 14-of-24 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns
    – Third down conversions: Alabama 11-of-15 – Tennessee 11-of-19
    Game Rating: B-

    Oct. 25 at Missouri 24, Vanderbilt 14
    And You Care Because … Missouri had to overcome a penalty-filled day and a sluggish passing game with a 25-yard Bud Sasser touchdown catch with just over two minutes to go to finally put Vandy away. The Tigers had a 10-0 after Russell Hansbrough’s ten-yard touchdown dash, and Sasser came up with a 13-yard scoring catch in the third, but Vanderbilt wouldn’t go away with a nine-yard Nathan Marcus scoring grab and a 29-yard C.J. Duncan catch late. When needed, Mizzou came up with a 70-yard drive in ten plays.
    What Else? Penalties: Missouri 14 for 100 yards – Vanderbilt 5 for 41 yards
    – Missouri QB Maty Mauk completed 11-of-23 passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns, and ran seven times for 58 yards
    – Vanderbilt QB Johnny McCrary completed 17-of-31 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns with an interception
    – Missouri WR Bud Sasser caught five passes for 74 yards and two touchdowns
    Game Rating: C+

    Oct. 25 at Arkansas 45, UAB 17
    And You Care Because … Arkansas rolled to a 35-0 halftime lead as Jonathan Williams ran for a score and caught a 17-yard touchdown pass, but the highlight was a touchdown pass from 6-5, 350-pound offensive lineman Sebastian Tretola to Alan D’Appollonio on a fake field goal. UAB finally got on the board with a field goal in the third, but was down 45-3 before getting in the end zone on a 100-yard kickoff return from Jamarcus Nelson following a 15-yard Jeremy Sprinkle catch for Arkansas’ final score.
    What Else? Total yards: Arkansas 484 – UAB 195
    – Arkansas RB Jonathan Williams ran 18 times for 153 yards and a score, and caught two passes for 13 yards and a touchdown
    – UAB QB Jeremiah Briscoe completed 6-of-18 passes for 62 yards and a touchdown with a pick, and ran four times for 11 yards
    – Arkansas QB Brandon Allen completed 15-of-24 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns
    Game Rating: D+

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