AUBURN, Ala. — Louisiana State University’s defense delivered a first-quarter safety and shut out Auburn in the second half to give the second-ranked Tigers a 12-10 victory Saturday night.
Auburn led 10-9 at halftime.
A fumbled punt return by Auburn’s Quan Bray set up Drew Alleman’s 30-yard field goal late in the third quarter that gave LSU (4-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) a 12-10 lead.
NO. 1 ALABAMA 40, FLORIDA ATLANTIC 7
In Tuscaloosa, Ala., AJ McCarron threw three touchdown passes, including an early 85-yarder to Kenny Bell, and Alabama routed Florida Atlantic.
Eddie Lacy rushed for 106 yards in the first half for the Crimson Tide (4-0), which had scored 134 consecutive points and recorded shutouts in its last two games before allowing a touchdown in the final minutes.
NO. 14 FLORIDA 38, KENTUCKY 0
In Gainesville, Fla., Jeff Driskel accounted for two touchdowns and Florida extended its winning streak over Kentucky to 26.
The Gators (4-0, 3-0 SEC) recorded their first shutout in conference play since a 52-0 victory against Mississippi State in 2001.
The Gators scored three times in the second quarter, enough to put Kentucky away and extend the nation’s longest winning streak in a current series between two teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision. The Wildcats haven’t beaten Florida since 1986 and haven’t won in Gainesville since 1979.
MISSISSIPPI STATE 30, SOUTH ALABAMA 10
In Starkville, Miss., Mississippi State started its season with four consecutive wins for the first time since 1999.
Tyler Russell completed 13 of 27 passes for 171 yards for the Bulldogs.
RUTGERS 35, ARKANSAS 26
In Fayetteville, Ark., Gary Nova was 25 of 35 passing for a career-best 397 yards and five touchdowns to lead Rutgers to a win over Arkansas.
Tyler Wilson, returning after missing a loss to Alabama with a concussion, was 20 of 40 passing for 419 yards for Arkansas (1-3).
MISSISSIPPI 39, TULANE 0
In New Orleans, Jeff Scott ran for two touchdowns and Mississippi piled up 304 yards rushing in a victory over winless Tulane.
The Ole Miss defense, seeking redemption after yielding 66 points in a loss to Texas a week earlier, limited Tulane to 159 yards of total offense.
Mississippi’s Bo Wallace was 7 of 16 for 101 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown pass to Donte Moncrief. Randall Mackey and Ja-Mes Logan each added running touchdowns.
TENNESSEE 47, AKRON 26
In Knoxville, Tyler Bray passed for 401 yards and four touchdowns and Rajion Neal rushed for 151 yards on 22 carries as Tennessee romped past Akron.
Justin Hunter caught five passes for 115 yards and a touchdown for the Volunteers (3-1).
TEXAS A&M 70, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 14
In College Station, Texas, Johnny Manziel threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more by halftime as Texas A&M built a big lead and coasted to a win over South Carolina State.