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October 6, 2013

Tigers, ’Noles net huge wins

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Winston, a redshirt freshman, has 1,441 yards passing, 17 touchdowns with two interceptions and a 73.3 completion percentage this season.

No. 10 LSU 59, MISSISSIPPI STATE 26: Zach Mettenberger threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns, Odell Beckham Jr. had 179 yards receiving and two TDs, and No. 10 LSU pushed past Mississippi State.

Mettenberger completed 25 of 29 passes in another impressive performance during the senior’s breakout season. Beckham was his favorite target — the two hooked up for nine completions.

No. 13 SOUTH CAROLINA 35, KENTUCKY 28: Connor Shaw passed for a touchdown and ran for another as No. 13 South Carolina, playing without injured defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, held off a Kentucky comeback.

The Gamecocks (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) again let a large lead slip away and once more were able to come away with a victory.

No. 14 MIAMI 45, GEORGIA TECH 30: Stephen Morris threw for three touchdowns, Duke Johnson rushed for 184 yards and Miami remained unbeaten after shaking off a problematic opening quarter.

Phillip Dorsett, Clive Walford and Allen Hurns caught scoring passes for Miami (5-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which scored 21 points in the final 7:15. Dallas Crawford ran for two scores in the fourth quarter.

No. 17 BAYLOR 73, West Virginia 42: Bryce Petty threw for 347 yards with two touchdowns and had one of Baylor’s eight rushing TDs as Bears kept up their big-scoring ways in the Big 12.

The Bears (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) had 864 total yards, breaking the Big 12 record. They had 468 yards rushing and 396 passing.

Petty completed 17 of 25 passes while playing only one drive into the second half.

Lache Seastrunk had his eighth consecutive 100-yard rushing game, coinciding with Baylor’s winning streak. He ran 15 times for 172 yards and two touchdowns.

No. 18 FLORIDA 30, ARKANSAS 10: Solomon Patton turned two short receptions into touchdowns, helping Florida beat Arkansas.

Patton finished with six catches for a career-high 124 yards. He also ran for a first down. But his longest gains went the distance and were key to Florida (4-1, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) winning its ninth consecutive game in the series and 10th in a row at home.

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