The SEC had a weekend full of high-scoring games. There were exciting finishes all around, with some wins coming down to the final seconds of play.
Arkansas 38, Ole Miss 37
Ole Miss seemed to have control of this game early on. The Rebels had a 24-point lead in the first half. However, turnovers were key in this game, as the Razorbacks scored two touchdowns on two turnovers before halftime. Ole Miss extended their lead in the fourth quarter, but a fumble proved costly. Arkansas’ Kevin Richardson ran back the fumble for a 22-yard touchdown, bringing the Razorbacks within 2. Arkansas would come back to beat Ole Miss with 0:04 seconds left in the game, thanks to a 34-yard field goal.
Georgia 42, Florida 7
Georgia was dominant in this game for all 60 minutes. Running back Sony Michel was a standout for the Bulldogs, rushing 137 yards on six carries with two touchdowns. Georgia scored on their first three possessions, quickly taking a 21-0 lead. Florida was held scoreless until the final few minutes of the game, scoring a touchdown with 2:42 left. The Gators lost their third game in a row, falling to 3-4 on the season. Florida’s head coach Jim McElwain was fired following the loss. The university made the announcement on Sunday. Georgia remains undefeated.
Florida's 35-point loss to Georgia was its largest margin of defeat in an SEC conference game since 1990 (Steve Spurrier's first season). pic.twitter.com/lpwtIUOUIC
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 28, 2017
South Carolina 34, Vanderbilt 27
South Carolina took a win over Vanderbilt in a game full of penalties. Vanderbilt racked up 10 penalties total in the game. Two of their players were ejected due to targeting calls. South Carolina’s quarterback Jake Bentley threw one touchdown and ran for two. This win for the Gamecocks keeps them in the SEC East race.
Mississippi State 35, Texas A&M 14
Mississippi State secured their spot in a bowl game with their win over Texas A&M. The Bulldogs rolled past the Aggies, holding a 14-0 lead at halftime, and a 21-0 lead later on in the third quarter. Texas A&M got on the scoreboard in the third quarter, but an interception on the next drive would further extend Mississippi State’s lead.
— SEC (@SEC) October 30, 2017
Kentucky 29, Tennessee 26
Kentucky beat Tennessee for the first time in six years. Despite four fumbles for the Wildcats, they were able to pull off the win in the final seconds of the game. An 11-yard touchdown run and a successful two-point conversion in the final 0:33 seconds of the game was just enough to put Kentucky on top. Tennessee attempted a Hail Mary pass in their final possession, but came up just short of the endzone.
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) October 29, 2017
Missouri 52, UConn 12
Missouri’s offense exploded against UConn. The Tigers totaled 583 offensive yards, with quarterback Drew Lock throwing for 377 yards and five touchdowns. This was the first time the Tigers have won back-to-back games since 2015.