College football roundup: Georgia beats Mississipi 37-10 after slow start
ATHENS, Ga. – Aaron Murray threw four touchdown passes Saturday and Georgia overcame a slow start to beat Mississippi, 37-10, and move one win away from a spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game.
Georgia (8-1, 6-1) trailed Ole Miss (5-4, 2-3) 10-0 before scoring 37 unanswered points. The Bulldogs can clinch the SEC East title and second straight trip to the conference championship game with a win at Auburn next week.
No. 8 Florida 14, Missouri 7: At Gainesville, Fla., Mike Gillislee took a screen pass and went 45 yards for a touchdown, and Florida survived a scare to beat SEC newcomer Missouri (4-5, 1-5).
The Gators kept alive their hopes of winning the SEC’s Eastern Division.
Florida (8-1, 7-1) was shut out in the first half, managing just 111 yards and failing to contain Missouri quarterback James Franklin. The Gators played considerably better in the second half, turning two short fields into touchdowns, with Omarius Hines scoring on a 36-yard jet sweep to tie the game in the third before Gillislee put Florida ahead for good in the fourth.
No. 12 Louisville 45, Temple 17: At Louisville, Ky., Teddy Bridgewater threw a career-high five touchdowns, and Louisville rallied again to beat Temple (3-5, 2-3).
The Cardinals (9-0, 4-0 Big East) fell behind for the sixth straight game, but Louisville scored on five of its first six possessions to take a 31-17 halftime lead. The Cardinals, off to their best start in school history, moved into a first-place tie with Rutgers.
No. 14 Oklahoma 35, Iowa State 20: At Ames, Iowa, Landry Jones threw for 405 yards and a season-best four touchdowns and Oklahoma (6-2, 4-1 Big 12) beat Iowa State (5-4, 2-4) to move coach Bob Stoops into a second-place tie with Bud Wilkinson on the Sooners’ career win list.
Stoops got his 145th win and is 12 shy of tying Barry Switzer for most in school history.
No. 15 Stanford 48, Colorado 0: At Boulder, Colo., Kevin Hogan ignited Stanford’s sputtering offense and helped the Cardinals (7-2, 5-1 Pac-12) hand Colorado (1-8, 1-5) its first shutout at home in 26 years.
Hogan picked apart the nation’s worst defense, throwing for 184 yards and running for 48 more in just two quarters of work, and the Buffaloes were powerless to respond, gaining 76 yards of offense behind a trio of overwhelmed quarterbacks.
No. 16 Texas A&M 38, NO. 17 Mississippi State 13: At Starkville, Miss., Johnny Manziel threw for 311 yards and ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns, leading Texas A&M (7-2, 4-2 SEC) to a win over Mississippi State (7-2, 3-2).
Manziel, a redshirt freshman, completed 30 of 36 passes. He ran for a 37-yard touchdown in the second quarter that helped the Aggies build a 31-0 lead by early in the second half.
Texas 31, No. 20 Texas Tech 21: At Lubbock, Texas, David Ash threw for 264 yards and three touchdowns to lead Texas past Texas Tech (6-3, 3-3) for its third straight win.
Mike Davis had a career-high 165 yards on four catches, one a 75-yarder from Ash in the second quarter for the Longhorns (7-2, 4-2), who remain alive in the Big 12 race. Freshman Johnathan Gray had 106 yards on 20 carries for Texas.
No. 22 Louisiana Tech 51, Texas-San Antonio 27: At Ruston, La., Kenneth Dixon scored three touchdowns and Louisiana Tech pulled away from Texas-San Antonio (5-4, 1-3) in the fourth quarter.
The Bulldogs (8-1, 3-0 Western Athletic Conference) converted a fake field goal attempt into a touchdown midway through the fourth. Tech won a record ninth consecutive WAC game on homecoming, and the Bulldogs appear headed for a school-record third consecutive week ranked in the Top 25.
TCU 39, No. 23 West Virginia 38 (2OT): At Morgantown, W.Va., Corey Fuller caught a 25-yard touchdown pass and Trevone Boykin threw to Josh Boyce for the two-point conversion, lifting TCU over West Virginia.
TCU (6-3, 3-3 Big 12) got the victory after West Virginia (5-3, 2-3) went ahead on Geno Smith’s 25-yard TD pass to Stedman Bailey in the second overtime.