|Georgia freshman RB Todd Gurley celebrates one of his two first-half TDs against Georgia Tech. (US Presswire)|
No. 3 Georgia 42, Georgia Tech 10: True freshmen Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall ran for two touchdowns apiece as the host Bulldogs (11-1) stayed on track for a chance at the national championship. Georgia beat the Yellow Jackets (6-6) for the fourth straight time, and the 11th time in 12 tries, heading into next week's SEC Championship Game. The Bulldogs also set a program record for points in a season with 456, breaking the record of 454 set in 2002 over 14 games. (For more on the game, check out CBSSports.com's Eye on College Football blog)
Tennessee 37, Kentucky 17: Tyler Bray threw for 293 yards and four TDs as the host Vols (5-7, 1-7 SEC) avoided going winless in the SEC for the first time. Cordarrelle Patterson had four catches for 88 yards and a touchdown, and Justin Hunter added three catches for 65 yards and a score. It was the final game for Wildcats coach Joker Phillips, who went 13-24 in three seasons. The Wildcats finished 2-10 overall and 0-8 in the SEC.
No. 2 Alabama 49, Auburn 0: AJ McCarron threw four touchdown passes as the host Crimson Tide clinched the SEC West and stayed on track for their third national championship in four seasons. Alabama (11-1, 7-1 SEC) put together two 10-play touchdown drives in the first quarter and led 42-0 at halftime. Auburn (3-9, 0-8) went winless in the SEC for the first time and just barely avoided the most lopsided Iron Bowl defeat in history. (For more on the game, check out CBSSports.com's Eye on College Football blog)
No. 6 Florida 37, No. 10 Florida State 26: The Gators (11-1, 7-1 SEC) scored 24 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to keep their slim national title hopes alive. Mike Gillislee ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries, and Florida forced five turnovers, including three interceptions of EJ Manuel. Florida State (10-2, 7-2 ACC) came in ranked No. 1 nationally in total defense. (For more on the game, check out CBSSports.com's Eye on College Football blog)
Vanderbilt 55, Wake Forest 21: The Commodores won their sixth straight behind Jordan Rodgers, who threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns. Vandy (8-4, 5-3 SEC) also got 180 rushing yards and two scores from Zac Stacy. He became the first Commodore to surpass 1,000 rushing yards in consecutive seasons. Jordan Matthews had 10 catches for 144 yards, including a 64-yard TD, against the Demon Deacons (5-7, 3-5 ACC).
No. 13 South Carolina 27, No. 12 Clemson 17: Backup QB Dylan Thompson threw for 310 yards and three TDs as the Gamecocks (10-2, 6-2 SEC) made Steve Spurrier the winningest coach in school history. Spurrier's 65th win leading the Gamecocks was the team's fourth straight over in-state rival Clemson (10-2, 7-1 ACC). With starter Connor Shaw nursing a foot injury, Thompson was 23 of 41, connecting six times for 119 yards with Ace Sanders. (For more on this game, check out CBSSports.com's Eye on College Football blog)
No. 9 Texas A&M 59, Missouri 29: Heisman frontrunner Johnny Manziel accounted for 435 yards and five TDs as the Aggies (10-2, 6-2 SEC) put this one away early. The Tigers (5-7, 2-6 SEC) trailed 42-0 in the first half before Kendial Lawrence scored on his 12th rushing TD this season. Manziel finished the regular season with 24 TD passes and 19 rushing scores. (For more on the game, check out CBSSports.com's Eye on College Football blog)
Ole Miss 41, No. 25 Mississippi State 24: Bo Wallace threw five touchdown passes, three to Donte Moncrief, as the Rebels won the Egg Bowl for the first time in four years. Ole Miss (6-6, 3-5 SEC) became bowl eligible under first-year coach Hugh Freeze, while Mississippi State (8-4, 4-4 SEC) lost for the fourth time in five games. It was 17-17 at halftime before the Rebels, who had 527 yards, scored 24 unanswered points. (For more on this game, check out CBSSports.com's Eye on College Football blog)
Play of the day: Georgia Tech was on the verge of tying Georgia at 7 when S Bacarri Rambo ripped the ball from Tech A-back Robert Godhigh on the 1 and returned it to midfield. Eight plays later, Gurley's 1-yard TD run made it 14-0 Bulldogs.
He said what? Florida coach Will Muschamp upon being told the Gators were underdogs in Tallahassee on Saturday -- "Were we underdogs? I can't believe we're fourth in the country and we're an underdog. What are you guys thinking?"
RapidReports defensive star of the day: Georgia's Rambo. In addition to his game-changing strip of Godhigh, one of two fumbles Rambo forced in the first quarter, he picked off Vad Lee late in the second quarter. That was his 16th career interception, tying Jake Scott's school record.
Runner-up: South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney had 4.5 sacks among his seven tackles in the win at Clemson.
RapidReports offensive star of the day: Tennessee's Bray. The junior was 20 of 34 for 293 yards and four TDs without an interception against Kentucky. Bray finished the season with 34 TD passes. Now the question is whether he'll turn pro.
Runner-up: Alabama's McCarron. He finished the regular season with 25 TDs against two INTs after throwing for four scores Saturday.
2nd Runner-up: Ole Miss' Moncrief. Punishing Mississippi State's elite secondary, the sophomore had seven catches for 173 yards and three scores.
His seat is getting uncomfortable: Auburn coach Gene Chizik has been on the hot seat for several weeks now, but his team hit another low vs. Alabama. University president Jay Gogue has promised to evaluate Chizik and the program immediately after the season. Well, the season's over -- it was Auburn's worst in 60 years.
Why you should care about these stat lines:
- Vanderbilt's Rodgers goes 17 of 23 for 229 yards and two TDs. It was his fifth straight game with two scoring passes.
- Florida's Gillislee ran for 140 yards and two TDs on 24 carries. He did it against the nation's top-ranked rushing defense.
- Ole Miss' Wallace threw five TD passes against two INTs. Just a redshirt sophomore, Wallace was 15 of 22 for 294 yards and ran for 40 yards. The Rebels bring one of the SEC's top offenses into 2013.
Key number: 14. That's how many TDs Gurley has rushed for, tying Knowshon Moreno for second-most in a season by a Georgia freshman. Hershel Walker's record is 15.
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