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Vols romp to upset victory

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 23, 2013 at 04:56 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -

Decked out in black jerseys, Tennessee took three South Carolina fumbles and turned them into touchdowns as the Volunteers beat the No. 21 Gamecocks 31-13 on Saturday night.

Jonathan Crompton threw two touchdowns, Montario Hardesty ran for two more and Rico McCoy forced two fumbles as Coach Lane Kiffin grabbed his first win over a ranked opponent.

After warming up in their traditional orange home jerseys, the Vols (4-4, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) took the field in Halloween-inspired uniforms.

South Carolina (6-3, 3-3) fumbled on its first two drives on a rainy night, having entered the game with only five for the season.

NO. 9 LSU 42, TULANE 0

BATON ROUGE, La. - Brandon LaFell caught two touchdown passes, moving him into second on LSU's career list, and the Tigers (7-1) shut out Tulane (2-6) for the first time since 1969.

NO. 11 GEORGIA TECH 56,

VANDERBILT 31

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Josh Nesbitt scored four touchdowns, and Jonathan Dwyer ran for a career-high 186 yards rushing with three TDs, as Georgia Tech (8-1) rallied to beat Vanderbilt (2-7).

The Yellow Jackets improved on their best start since winning a national title in 1990 by winning their sixth straight for their longest winning streak since 2000. They also won a fourth road game this season, which they hadn't done since 2000.

AUBURN 33,

NO. 24 MISSISSIPPI 20

AUBURN, Ala. - Chris Todd passed for 212 yards, Ben Tate ran for 144 yards and Walt McFadden returned an interception for a TD to lift Auburn to a win over Mississippi.

The Tigers (6-3, 3-3 SEC) scored 23 points in the third quarter and turned away Jevan Snead and the Rebels (5-3, 2-3) seven times on drives to midfield or beyond.

MISSISSIPPI STATE 31,

KENTUCKY 24

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Anthony Dixon rushed for two touchdowns and a school-record 252 yards as Mississippi State (4-5, 2-3) kept its bowl hopes alive by outlasting Kentucky (4-4, 1-4).

Dixon broke Jerious Norwood's single-game record of 247 yards just two weeks after he surpassed Norwood's career rushing mark of 3,212 yards.

ARKANSAS 63,

EASTERN MICHIGAN 27

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Ryan Mallett went 14 of 16 for 248 yards and three touchdowns, and Broderick Green added a 99-yard touchdown run to lead Arkansas (4-4) to a rout of Eastern Michigan (0-8).

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