SEC Football roundup for Sept 29, 2012

Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Tyler Bray (8) looks for an open receiver during the second half of their 51-44 loss to Georgia Saturday, Sep. 29, 2012 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

Photo by Michael Patrick, copyright © 2012

Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Tyler Bray (8) looks for an open receiver during the second half of their 51-44 loss to Georgia Saturday, Sep. 29, 2012 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

When you talking about top 10 teams then you are talking about SEC teams usually these days. No. 3 LSU 38, Towson 22!! Evidently Towson had the lead in this game and LSU came back and won. I wonder if LSU is as good as I thought they were?

Tennessee gave Georgia a run for their money and had their chances to win. Tyler Bray missed some open receivers right before the Vols had a punt blocked late. If Bray had been on target the two plays previous to the punt then the Vols would have picked up the first down.

I am not going to talk about Arkansas today since it is really a pitiful case. I will give credit to Texas A&M though since our relative Jason is a big Aggie fan!!!

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Geno Smith threw for 656 yards and tied a Big 12 record with eight touchdown passes to lead No. 9 West Virginia to a 70-63 win over No. 25 Baylor on Saturday.

Smith outdueled Baylor’s Nick Florence, who had a standout game of his own with 581 yards and five TDs.

Baylor’s Terrance Williams set a Big 12 record with 314 yards receiving. The old mark was set minutes earlier by West Virginia’s Stedman Bailey, who had 303 yards and five TDs.

Williams’ 8-yard scoring catch brought Baylor (3-1) within 70-63 with 3:08 left.

But Dustin Garrison ran for 17 yards on third down, and the Mountaineers (4-0) ran out the clock.

It marked the most points scored in a game involving a team ranked in the Associated Press poll. The previous record of 124 was set in No. 12 Oklahoma’s 82-42 win over Colorado in 1980.

No. 3 LSU 38, Towson 22: Zach Mettenberger connected with Odell Beckham Jr. five times for 128 yards and two touchdowns, and host LSU overcame nagging offensive sloppiness in a victory over overmatched but feisty Towson.

No. 4 Florida State 30, South Florida 17: EJ Manuel threw for 242 yards and a touchdown, helping Florida State remain unbeaten with a victory over host South Florida. Receiver Rashad Greene got the Seminoles going with a 10-yard touchdown run, Christian Jones scored on a 12-yard fumble return and Penn State transfer Kevin Haplea had a 1-yard TD reception as the Seminoles (5-0) survived their first road test of the season by pulling away from a three-point lead with two TDs and a field goal in the final 5:09 of the third quarter.

No. 5 Georgia 52, Tennessee 44: Todd Gurley ran for three touchdowns and Keith Marshall added two as Georgia recovered after blowing a 17-point lead to beat Tennessee in the highest-scoring game ever between the SEC rivals. Host Georgia (5-0, 3-0 SEC), which had never scored more points against the Volunteers, locked it up with three takeaways in the final six minutes. No. 6 South Carolina 38, Kentucky 17: Marcus Lattimore ran for two touchdowns and Connor Shaw passed for another in the second half as visiting South Carolina scored 31 straight points for a victory against Kentucky.

No. 15 TCU 24, SMU 16: Casey Pachall threw two touchdown passes, Jason Verrett had two interceptions and TCU extended its FBS-best winning streak to 12 games by beating host SMU.

No. 17 Clemson 45, Boston College 31: Tajh Boyd threw for 367 yards and three touchdowns and ran in another himself as Clemson beat host Boston College. Boyd completed 28 of 38 passes and ran 11 times for 42 yards and a TD for Clemson (4-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). DeAndre Hopkins caught 11 passes for 197 yards for the Tigers, who bounced back after blowing a two-touchdown lead and losing, 49-37, to No. 4 Florida State last week.

No. 24 Boise State 32, New Mexico 29: Joe Southwick passed for 311 yards and three touchdowns and Timmy Smith knocked down a fourth-down pass with two minutes to go to help visiting Boise State beat New Mexico.

MIAMI 44, N.C. STATE 37: Stephen Morris threw for a school-record 566 yards and five touchdowns, the last of those a 62-yard strike to Phillip Dorsett with 19 seconds left, and host Miami beat North Carolina State for the Hurricanes’ first three-game winning streak since 2009.

Cincinnati 27, Virginia Tech 24: Munchie Legaux hit Damon Julian for a 39-yard touchdown pass with 13 seconds to play, and Cincinnati beat Virginia Tech at Landover, Md. Trailing by four after a Hokies touchdown, the Bearcats (3-0) took over at their own 15 with 1:43 to play and moved downfield in nine plays for the score.

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