The division races at the Securities and Exchange Commission became a clearer focus on Saturday night. #1 ranked Georgia finished the SEC East Championships hours after beating Florida 34-7 thanks to fellow Bulldogs of Mississippi State, who dumped 12th in Kentucky 31-17. Mike Leach put in a solid defensive effort that kept the Wildcats 216 yards off attack. The loss drops Kentucky to 4-2 in the SEC, but since one of those two losses came to Georgia, the tie break confirmed that Kirby Smart would head to Atlanta for the SEC Championship for the fourth time in the past five years.
On the other side of the division, the 18th seed Auburn beat the No. 10 Ole Miss 31-20, and now the Tigers remain alongside Alabama at SEC West as the only team to lose once. Quarterback Bo Nix had another strong night, throwing 276 yards, rushing for 30 yards and making three touchdowns.
Elsewhere, in a conference match for one season, the 11th seed Notre Dame became the latest team to make Mac Brown angry over raising their pre-season expectations for North Carolina. The Fighting Irish The Tar Heels handed a 44-34 loss heading in late with a stunning 91-yard drop managed by Kyren Williams of Notre Dame. The win improved the Irish to 7-1 and kept them alive in the hunt for college football as we prepare for the top-flight of the season on Tuesday. As for North Carolina, it’s down to 4-4, and now we’re only hoping to reach pot eligibility.
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College football scores, schedule: week nine
No. 2 Cincinnati 31, Tulane 12 – a summary
No. 8 Michigan State 37, No. 6 Michigan 33 – Takeaway, summary
Wisconsin 27, No. 9 Iowa 7 – a summary
No. 16 Baylor 31, Texas 24- a summary
Miami 38, No. 17 Pittsburgh 34 – a summary
No. 1 Georgia 34, Florida 7 – Takeaway, summary
No. 4 Oklahoma 52, Texas Tech 21 – a summary
No. 7 Oregon 52, Colorado 29- a summary
No. 18 Auburn 31, No. 10 Ole Miss 20 – a summary
Mississippi 31, No. 12 Kentucky 17 – a summary
Houston 44, No. 19 SMU 37 – a summary
No. 5 Ohio 33, No. 20 Pennsylvania 24 – Takeaway, summary
No. 11 Notre Dame 44, North Carolina 34 – a summary
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