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Missouri holds on to upset No. 7 Georgia

Wideout Bud Sasser (21) celebrates his 40-yard TD pass that helped seal a win vs. Georgia.
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Wideout Bud Sasser (21) celebrates his 40-yard TD pass that helped seal a win vs. Georgia.

Gary Pinkel said No. 25 Missouri won more than a second straight SEC road game when it upset No. 7 Georgia.

‘‘I just think we earned a little more respect,’’ Pinkel said. ‘‘The respect level just went up a couple notches.’’

Receiver Bud Sasser threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to L’Damian Washington in the fourth quarter after quarterback James Franklin left with a shoulder injury and Missouri held off Georgia’s comeback attempt to beat the Bulldogs, 41-26, on Saturday in Athens, Ga.


Pinkel said Franklin separated his right shoulder and expects the quarterback to miss at least one week.

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Freshman Maty Mauk, who replaced Franklin in the fourth quarter, could start when Missouri (6-0, 2-0 Southeastern) plays No. 17 Florida next week.

Missouri led by 18 points in the first half before Georgia (4-2, 3-1) cut the lead to 28-26 in the fourth quarter. The Tigers answered the challenge with two late touchdowns, despite losing Franklin. Missouri got its first road win over a top-10 team since 1981.

After Franklin was taken to the locker room, Mauk threw a lateral to Sasser, who stopped and tossed a high, deep pass to the end zone for Washington. Washington, who outfought cornerback Damian Swann for the catch, had 115 yards and two touchdowns.

James Ponder’s interception of Aaron Murray’s pass with 4:25 remaining set up Henry Josey’s 7-yard TD run to end Georgia’s hopes. Murray threw two interceptions and lost one of Georgia’s two fumbles.


Texas A&M 41, Mississippi 38 — Josh Lambo kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired and the No. 9 Aggies (5-1, 2-1 SEC) edged the host Rebels (3-3, 1-3) in a wild one.

 A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, who left briefly in the first quarter after injuring his knee, passed for 346 yards and ran for 125 yards and two TDs in rallying the Aggies.

 Bo Wallace passed for 301 yards and three touchdowns and Barry Brunetti threw two TD passes for Ole Miss, which went ahead on Wallace’s 50-yard TD pass to Jaylen Walton with 6:05 to go.

Oregon 45, Washington 24 — Marcus Mariota threw for 366 yards and three touchdowns, added another 88 yards and one TD rushing, and the second-ranked Ducks (6-0, 3-0 Pac-12) won their 10th straight over the No. 16 Huskies in Seattle.

Mariota threw touchdowns of 4 and 3 yards to Bralon Addison and a 65-yarder to Josh Huff on Oregon’s first possession of the second half. Huff had to be carted to the locker room with an apparent right leg injury in the first half, only to come back and burn the Huskies secondary.


Bishop Sankey ran for 167 yards and touchdowns of 60 and 25 yards for Washington (4-2, 1-2).

Penn State 43, Michigan 40 — Bill Belton ran for a 2-yard TD in the fourth overtime to boost the host Nittany Lions past the No. 18 Wolverines in maybe the biggest win in coach Bill O’Brien’s two seasons in State College.

Penn State freshman Christian Hackenberg was sensational in regulation on the tying drive, completing passes of 29 yards to Brandon Felder and 33 yards to Allen Robinson to bring the ball to the 1 with 29 seconds left. He sneaked in for the first rushing TD against Michigan this season, tying the game at 34-all.

Brendan Gibbons kicked two field goals and missed two — one was blocked — in OT for the Wolverines (5-1, 1-1). Sam Ficken kicked two, and didn’t need to attempt a fourth, thanks to a fourth-and-1 conversion by Penn State on the game’s final series. The Nittany Lions (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten) stormed the field in wild celebration, sending more than 100,000 fans into a frenzy.

Alabama 48, Kentucky 7 — T.J. Yeldon and Kenyan Drake each ran for two touchdowns and AJ McCarron shook off the handful of drops to throw for a career-high 359 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown to Kevin Norwood, and the top-ranked Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0 SEC) blew out the host Wildcats (1-5, 0-3).

LSU 17, Florida 6 — Jeremy Hill rushed for 121 yards, Zach Mettenberger passed for 152, and the LSU defense did the rest to push the 10th-ranked Tigers (6-1, 3-1 SEC) past the No. 17 Gators (4-2, 3-1) in Baton Rouge, La.

A pair of 1-yard TD runs by fullback J.C. Copeland and freshman reserve quarterback Anthony Jennings were enough for LSU. Tyler Murphy passed for 115 yards for the Gators.

Texas 36, Oklahoma 20 — Case McCoy threw for two touchdowns, defensive tackle Chris Whaley returned an interception 31 yards for a score, and the Longhorns (4-2, 3-0 Big 12) beat the 12th-ranked Sooners (5-1, 2-1) in Dallas, ending Oklahoma’s three-game winning streak in the Red River Rivalry and giving coach Mack Brown a temporary reprieve from all the gloomy talk about his future with the Longhorns.

It was Brown’s 154th victory in 16 seasons at Texas, second most in school history behind Darrell Royal. That also matches coach Bob Stoops’s win total in 15 seasons with the Sooners. The head-to-head record for the only active Big 12 coaches who have won national titles is now Stoops 9, Brown 6.

Daje Johnson had an 85-yard punt return in the third quarter for the Longhorns and Johnathan Gray (123 yards) and Malcolm Brown (120) both ran for more than 100 yards.

South Carolina 52, Arkansas 7 — Connor Shaw threw for 219 yards and accounted for four touchdowns and the No. 14 Gamecocks (5-1, 3-1 SEC) dominated the host Razorbacks (3-4, 0-3).

All-America defensive end Jadeveon Clowney returned after missing last week’s game against Kentucky and had one tackle for South Carolina, which outgained the Razorbacks, 537-248.

Baylor 35, Kansas State 25 — Bryce Petty threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns, Ahmad Dixon made a critical interception late in the fourth quarter, and the No. 15 Bears (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) held on to beat the host Wildcats (2-4, 0-3) for their ninth straight win.

Wisconsin 35, Northwestern 6 — Melvin Gordon ran for a 71-yard touchdown and Chris Borland led a front seven that figured out the 19th-ranked Wildcats’ high-octane offense in the Badgers’ home win.

Wisconsin (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten) recorded seven sacks and otherwise spent much of the afternoon chasing down quarterbacks Kain Colter and Trevor Siemian. Northwestern (4-2, 0-2), which has the league’s peskiest defense, grabbed three more turnovers to increase its season total to 17.

Texas Tech 42, Iowa State 35 — Backup Davis Webb threw for three touchdowns and 415 yards in place of the injured Baker Mayfield to lead the No. 20 Red Raiders (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) over the Cyclones (1-4, 0-2) in Lubbock, Texas.

Northern Illinois 27, Akron 20 — Jordan Lynch threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the No. 23 Huskies (6-0, 2-0 MAC) extended their home winning streak to 23 games and handed the Zips (1-6, 0-3) their 30th straight road defeat.