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October 23, 2007

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SEC Week 8 Recap
Alabama
John Parker Wilson passed for 363 yards and three touchdowns, and DJ Hall had a school-record 13 catches for 185 yards and two scores as the host Crimson Tide walloped Tennessee 41-17. Terry Grant carried 26 times for 104 yards and a TD, and also had six catches for 31 yards and a score. Leigh Tiffin also kicked four field goals for the Tide. Alabama had lost 10 of the past 12 in the series.
Next: Nov. 3, vs. LSU.
Arkansas
The Hogs' offense ruled the day in a 44-8 rout of host Ole Miss. Darren McFadden ran for 110 yards, Felix Jones rushed for 101 and Casey Dick threw three TD passes as Arkansas rolled to its first league victory of the season. Jones' TD runs came in the first quarter. Arkansas came up with four interceptions.
Next: Saturday, vs. Florida International.
Auburn
The Tigers lost 30-24 at LSU on a TD pass with one second left. Auburn led 17-7 at halftime before LSU took over in the second half. Brandon Cox threw for 199 yards and two TDs, including a 3-yarder to Rodgeriqus Smith with 3:21 left for a 24-23 lead. Auburn's three-game winning streak came to an end.
Next: Saturday, vs. Ole Miss.
Florida
Tim Tebow threw four TD passes and ran for another score as the Gators snapped a two-game losing streak with a 45-37 victory at Kentucky. Tebow threw for 256 yards and ran for another 78. UF built a 28-10 lead in the third quarter, then had to hold off a Wildcats rally. Florida had six sacks of Kentucky's Andre' Woodson a week after Woodson wasn't sacked by LSU.
Next: Saturday, vs. Georgia in Jacksonville, Fla.
Georgia
The Bulldogs were off last week.
Next: Saturday, vs. Florida in Jacksonville, Fla.
Kentucky
Andre' Woodson threw for 415 yards and five TDs but it wasn't enough as the host Wildcats fell 45-37 to Florida. UK fell behind 28-10 early in the third quarter before rallying to make things interesting. Woodson was sacked six times in UK's 21st consecutive loss to Florida.
Next: Saturday, vs. Mississippi State.
LSU
Matt Flynn threw for 319 yards and three TDs, including the game-winner with a second left, as the Tigers beat visiting Auburn 30-24. Auburn had been allowing just 169.7 passing yards per game. The victory was LSU's 18th in a row at home. LSU ran for 169 yards, with 120 coming in the second half, as the Tigers rallied from a 17-7 halftime deficit.
Next: Nov. 3, at Alabama.
Mississippi State
The Bulldogs fell behind 31-0 in the second quarter and lost 38-13 at West Virginia. Mississippi State finished with just 214 total yards. The Bulldogs gave up a TD on WVU's first play from scrimmage, and the rout was on. Anthony Dixon and Christian Ducre scored on short runs for the Bulldogs.
Next: Saturday, at Kentucky.
Ole Miss
The Rebels dropped to 0-5 in league play for the first time since 1984 with a 44-8 loss to visiting Arkansas. Ole Miss is the only SEC team without a league victory. Seth Adams was pulled in the third quarter after he threw his fourth pick. Ole Miss threw for 182 yards, its second-lowest total of the season.
Next: Saturday, at Auburn.
South Carolina
The Gamecocks managed just 195 yards of offense and fell 17-6 to visiting Vanderbilt. Vandy scored all its points in the first quarter, but the Gamecocks' offense never clicked. South Carolina threw for just 164 yards. The Gamecocks had won seven in a row over Vandy.
Next: Saturday, at Tennessee.
Tennessee
The Vols gave up more than 40 points for the third time this season and fell 41-17 at Alabama. The Vols gave up 363 passing yards and 510 total yards, and had the ball for almost 16 minutes less than the Tide. Erik Ainge threw for 243 yards and a TD.
Next: Saturday, vs. South Carolina.
Vanderbilt
Mackenzi Adams threw two touchdown passes and D.J. Moore had two key interceptions as the Commodores shocked host South Carolina 17-6. It was Vandy's first-ever victory against a Steve Spurrier-coached team after 14 losses. South Carolina came in ranked sixth, and the Commodores hadn't beaten a team ranked that highly since topping No. 6 LSU 7-6 in 1937. Vandy scored all 17 points in the first quarter and finished with just 201 yards of offense. But the Commodores held the Gamecocks to just 195.
Next: Saturday, vs. Miami (Ohio).

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Mike Huguenin is the college sports editor for Rivals.com. He can be reached at mhuguenin@rivals.com.



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