Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

SEC Roundup: Ole Miss Wins Again, ' Bama Escapes

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

SEC Roundup: Ole Miss Wins Again, ' Bama Escapes

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Mississippi romps at A&M; Alabama holds o Arkansas

Bo Wallace ran for two scores and threw a touchdown pass and Mississippi's defense added two scores to help the third-ranked Rebels remain undefeated with a 35-20 victory at No. 14 Texas A&M on Saturday night. Wallace gave Mississippi (6-0, 3-0 SEC) an early lead with touchdown runs on consecutive possessions in the first quarter. Then Cody Prewitt returned an interception 75 yards for a score in the second quarter to make it 21-0.

A&M (5-2, 2-2) cut it to 14 points in the third quarter, but Wallace answered with a 33-yard touchdown pass and Mississippi padded the lead with a fumble return for a TD early in the fourth quarter.

Kenny Hill threw for 401 yards and two touchdowns, but also had two interceptions and a fumble for the Aggies, who lost for the second straight week after opening the season 5-0.

No. 7 Alabama 14, Arkansas 12 * Blake Sims threw two touchdown passes and 'Bama narrowly avoided its second straight loss with a victory at Arkansas.

The Crimson Tide (5-1, 2-1), a week after a 23-17 loss at Mississippi, struggled for much of the game fumbling four times. However, despite being outgained 335-227 in yardage, Sims put Alabama up with a 6-yard TD pass early in the fourth quarter.

Alabama hasn't lost two straight SEC games since the 2007 season, Nick Saban's first year as coach.

"Obviously, our team was very disappointed and responded well, I think, to what happened a week ago," Saban said. "It's tough on the road in this league, and our division is really, really difficult."

The loss is the 15th straight in SEC play for the Razorbacks (3- 3, 0-3), who have yet to win a conference game under second-year coach Bret Bielema.

LSU 30, Florida 27 * Colby Delahoussaye hit a 50-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining, making up for a missed extra point, as Louisiana State (5-2, 1-2) won on the road to avoid its first 0-3 start in Southeastern Conference play since 1999. Leonard Fournette, a highly touted freshman, ran for a career-high 140 yards and two touchdowns. …

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