Division races in the SEC came into clearer focus Saturday night. No. 1 Georgia wrapped up the SEC East hours after beating Florida 34-7 thanks to their fellow Bulldogs from Mississippi State, which knocked off No. 12 Kentucky 31-17. Mike Leach's team put together a solid defensive effort that held the Wildcats to 216 yards of offense. The loss drops Kentucky to 4-2 in the SEC, but since one of those two losses came to Georgia, the tie-breaker assures Kirby Smart's team will head to Atlanta for the SEC Championship Game for the fourth time in the last five years.
On the other side of the division, No. 18 Auburn beat No. 10 Ole Miss 31-20, and now the Tigers remain alongside Alabama in the SEC West as the only teams with one loss. Quarterback Bo Nix had another solid night, throwing for 276 yards, rushing for 30 and accounting for three touchdowns.
Elsewhere, in a game between teams that shared a conference for one season, No. 11 Notre Dame became the latest team to make Mack Brown mad for raising preseason expectations for North Carolina. The Fighting Irish handed the Tar Heels a 44-34 loss capped late by an incredible 91-yard touchdown run by Notre Dame's Kyren Williams. The win improves the Irish to 7-1 and keeps them alive in the College Football Playoff hunt as we prepare for the season's first rankings on Tuesday. As for North Carolina, it falls to 4-4, and now is just hoping to reach bowl eligibility.
CBS Sports was here every step of the way to update you with the latest scores, highlights and storylines throughout the night.
College football scores, schedule: Week 9
No. 2 Cincinnati 31, Tulane 12 -- Recap
No. 8 Michigan State 37, No. 6 Michigan 33 -- Takeaways, recap
Wisconsin 27, No. 9 Iowa 7 -- Recap
No. 16 Baylor 31, Texas 24 -- Recap
Miami 38, No. 17 Pittsburgh 34 -- Recap
No. 1 Georgia 34, Florida 7 -- Takeaways, recap
No. 4 Oklahoma 52, Texas Tech 21 -- Recap
No. 7 Oregon 52, Colorado 29 -- Recap
No. 18 Auburn 31, No. 10 Ole Miss 20 -- Recap
Mississippi State 31, No. 12 Kentucky 17 -- Recap
Houston 44, No. 19 SMU 37 -- Recap
No. 5 Ohio State 33, No. 20 Penn State 24 -- Takeaways, recap
No. 11 Notre Dame 44, North Carolina 34 -- Recap
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