College football scores, quick recaps, thoughts, and ranking of all the Week 4 SEC games.
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Alabama 38, Missouri 19
– The final score might not have been ugly, but Alabama didn’t have to break much of a sweat, getting up 21-0 early in the second quarter on two touchdown runs from Najee Harris and the first of two touchdown catches from Jaylen Waddle. Harris added a third score on Bama’s first drive of the third quarter.
– The game was out of reach, but Missouri kept pushing in the fourth quarter, having some fun with a 54-yard Tyler Badie touchdown catch from Shawn Robinson. Mizzou started Connor Bazelak, but Robinson was the sharper of the two.
– Mac Jones was efficient, completing 18-of-24 passes for 249 yards and two scores – both to Waddle. Bryce Young stepped in and completed 5-of-8 throws for 54 yards.
Player of the Game: Alabama RB Najee Harris ran 17 times for 98 yards and three touchdowns, doing almost all of his work in the first half.
Stat of the Game: Third Down Conversions: Alabama 9-of-14 – Missouri 8-of-16
This catch was TOUGH. pic.twitter.com/FLCh08Xjjh
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) September 27, 2020
Georgia 37, Arkansas 10
– After a sluggish start – Arkansas was up 7-0 on a 49-yard Treylon Burks touchdown catch – Georgia woke up in the third quarter with two Stetson Bennett touchdown passes and a pick-six of Feleipe Franks by E Stokes to pull ahead. The Bulldogs scored 29 unanswered points.
– Franks threw for 200 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions, but the Hogs ran for just 77 yards on 28 carries. D’Wan Mathis got the start for Georgia, completing 8-of-17 passes for 55 yards and an interception before getting replaced.
– Georgia’s ground game didn’t get going. Zamir White ran for 71 yards and a score, but the team averaged just 2.9 yards per carry.
Player of the Game: Georgia QB Stetson Bennett completed 20-of-29 passes for 211 yards and two scores, and ran for 20 yards.
Stat of the Game: The two teams combined for 22 penalties and five turnovers.
George Pickens with a full out DIVE for the TD 🙌 pic.twitter.com/MWsVXKqKkG
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) September 26, 2020
Texas A&M 17, Vanderbilt 12
– It was UG-LY. Texas A&M couldn’t get the offense going, but Kellen Mond threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Caleb Chapman, Ainias Smith has a long touchdown dash, and Seth Small provided some breathing room with a 24-yard field goal for the Aggie win. Vanderbilt had its chances, but drive after drive kept stalling.
– Down nine after a penalty on an A&M punt led to a safety, Vanderbilt clawed back in it with a seven-yard Amir Abdur-Rahman touchdown catch late in the third quarter. A late interception and a three-and-out let the Aggies close it out.
– Ken Seals completed 20-of-29 passes for 150 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for the Commodores.
Player of the Game: Texas A&M S Leon O’Neal made seven tackles, two tackles for loss, and came up with a key late interception.
Stat of the Game: Texas A&M was flagged eight times for 50 yards and turned it over three times.
— Texas A&M Football (@AggieFootball) September 27, 2020
Florida 51, Ole Miss 35
– Kyle Trask bombed away for 416 yards and six touchdowns – with four going to TE Kyle Pitts – as Florida scores first and never trailed. Ole Miss stuck around early with two Matt Corral touchdown passes to Dontario Drummond tying it at 14 – but 21 straight Gator points put it away.
– Under new head coach Lane Kiffin, Corral threw for 395 yards and three scores with a pick. He also ran for 50 yards.
– Elijah Moore caught ten passes for 227 yards for the Rebels, and Pitts led the Gators with 170 yards and four TDs on eight grabs.
Player of the Game: Florida QB Kyle Trask completed 30-of-42 passes for 416 yards and six scores.
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) September 26, 2020
Stat of the Game: The two teams combined for 1,255 yards – each went over 600 yards.
Auburn 29, Kentucky 13
– Auburn was in a fight up 15-13 late in the third quarter, but Bo Nix connected with Seth Williams and Eli Stove for touchdown passes to put it away. Williams made two short scoring grabs.
– Kentucky scored first on a 35-yard Kavosiey Smoke run, but Auburn answered with a DJ Williams scoring run and a two-point conversions for an 8-7 lead. The Tigers never trailed the rest of the way.
– Turnovers. Kentucky gave it up three times and the D didn’t come up with any takeaways. The momentum swung on a key fumble from QB Terry Wilson.
Player of the Game: Auburn QB Bo Nix completed 16-of-27 passes for 233 yards and three scores, and led the team with 34 rushing yards on five carries.
Stat of the Game: Time of Possession: Kentucky 36:29 – Auburn 23:31
Let. Seth. Cook. 🔥🔥🔥
— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) September 26, 2020
Tennessee 31, South Carolina 27
– In a fun back-and-forth fight, South Carolina came back from a 21-7 deficit to tie it at 24 in the fourth quarter and pull within four late. But a turnover on a punt return in the final moments – the ball bounced off a USC leg – sealed it for the Vols.
– Jarrett Guarantano ran for a score and threw for another, and Henry To’o To’o came up with a rumbling pick six for the Vols. South Carolina stayed alive on a TD run from Collin Hill and a 29-yard Hill pass to Shi Smith.
– In his debut, Hill completed 25-of-39 passes for 290 yards and a touchdown with the key interception for the Gamecocks.
Player of the Game: Tennessee LB Henry To’o To’o made six tackles with a quarterback pressure and an interception for a score.
To’o To’o to the 🏡
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) September 27, 2020
Stat of the Game: Time of Possession: South Carolina 34:50 – Tennessee 25:10
Mississippi State 44, LSU 34
– Welcome to the Mike Leach offense, SEC. KJ Costello threw for 623 yards and five touchdowns as the Mississippi State offense got on the board first, and it never stopped. LSU was able to keep pace, and had a 24-20 lead in the third quarter, but a 75-yard catch-and-run for a score from Kylin Hill and a nine-yard Austin Williams touchdown grab pushed the Bulldogs ahead. LSU tied it at 34 midway through the fourth, but the Bulldogs scored ten unanswered points.
– Three Mississippi State players (Osirus Mitchell 183, Kylin Hill 158, JaVonta Payton 122) hit the 100-yard mark. LSU’s Terrace Marshall caught eight passes for 122 yards and two scores.
– Mississippi State turned it over four times and ran for nine net yards.
Player of the Game: Mississippi State QB KJ Costello completed 36-of-60 passes for 623 yards and five scores with two picks
Stat of the Game: Average Yards Per Catch: Mississippi State 17.3 – LSU 12.8
K.J. Costello is the first SEC QB ever to pass for 600 yards in a game!
IT’S HIS FIRST SEC GAME‼️#HailState🐶
— Mississippi State Football (@HailStateFB) September 26, 2020