Unranked South Carolina bulldozed their way onto the Auburn plains with a startling, opening run that led to a 32 yard touchdown pass and 7-point lead in the first quarter. The shock and tension mounted as Nick Marshall and the Auburn Tigers answered back with a 3 yard pass to push the battle 7-7. The game began to resonate like an elementary school see-saw as South Carolina scored touchdowns throughout the second quarter only to be pillaged of these victories with Auburn successfully answering every play. The score was tied at the half 21-21 with plenty of game left to play. The second half resumed the tipsy - curvy characteristics of the previous half, with Auburn taking the lead in the fourth quarter leaving the score 42-35. The tides turned as South Carolina scrambled to re-take the lead right up until the last seconds of the game. However, Auburn managed to hold off the Gamecocks and pull out a last-ditch, triumphant win that left fans saying War Eagle and releasing obvious sighs of relief.
In a grueling upset, Ole Miss left the LSU stadium with their heads low. After leading for a great deal of play with a score of 7-3, LSU gained some much needed fire in the second half of this combat. After stealing the lead with 5:07 left in the game, we began to see an LSU team that had been imperceptible for quite some time. The Tigers continued their reign over Ole Miss throughout the last minutes of the game, refuting any touchdown opportunities. LSU fans rushed the field after issuing the undefeated Rebels their first loss of the season with a final score of 10-7.
Mississippi State received a rude awakening from Kentucky, as they narrowly ducked a loss with a 45-31 win over the Wildcats. After trailing Mississippi State for most of the game, Kentucky fought back with a valiant effort in the fourth quarter and brought the score to a 38-31 deficit with 2:31 left in the game. However, these hopes were dashed as a 61 yard kickoff return left the Bulldogs leading 45-31 with 2:22 left of game play. The Bulldogs held this lead and left the Wildcats leaving the Commonwealth Stadium with a disheartening loss.
The University of Alabama was also in action tonight against the unranked Tennessee Volunteers. The suspected outcome was obvious going into this game with Alabama being the overall favorites to pull out a win over the inexperienced, freshman ladled Volunteers. However, the game took a tumultuous turn for the worse for Alabama after Tennessee dominated the second quarter, scoring two touchdowns against the Crimson Tide. Tennessee was living out the hype, while these plays went unanswered by Alabama. For a period, every aspect seemed to be settling into the Volunteers' favor. Nick Saban and the Tide quickly diminished all hopes of an upset as they took a 34-20 lead late in the third and held this lead to hand Tennessee another hometown loss.
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