Alabama cruises past Missouri

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Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon dives into the end zone at the end of a 15-yard touchdown run Saturday. After the run, play was halted because of lightning. When play resumed, so did the Crimson Tide's winning streak.  L.G. PATTERSON/ASSOCIATED PRESS
L.G. PATTERSON/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon dives into the end zone at the end of a 15-yard touchdown run Saturday. After the run, play was halted because of lightning. When play resumed, so did the Crimson Tide's winning streak.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon gave top-ranked Alabama a pair of 100-yard rushers in the same game for the first time this season and the duo combined for five scores in a weather-delayed 42-10 victory over Missouri on Saturday.

The defending national champion Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0) led 21-0 late in the first quarter en route to their 10th consecutive victory.

They did enough right after that to disappoint the few thousand fans who didn’t leave for good during a 38-minute delay because of lightning.

The Crimson Tide were awaiting the extra-point kick for a 28-0 cushion with 8:40 to go in the half after Yeldon’s second scoring run when the game was halted.

Missouri’s Marcus Murphy set a school single-season record with his fourth kick return for touchdown, a
98-yard kickoff return in the second quarter right after the weather delay.

The Tigers (3-4, 0-4) have been outscored 126-55 in their first season in the SEC, and have been competitive to the finish in only last week’s 19-15 loss at home
to Vanderbilt.

NO. 4 FLORIDA 31,

VANDERBILT 17

In Nashville, Tenn., Jeff Driskel ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns, and Florida beat Vanderbilt to remain undefeated going into its big showdown with South Carolina.

The quarterback threw for only 77 yards and ran only 11 times. But the sophomore set the Florida record for yards rushing by a quarterback, topping Tim Tebow’s 166 yards against Mississippi in 2007 on 27 carries.

The Gators (6-0, 5-0) finished off their last conference road trip outside of the state of Florida with their 22nd consecutive win over Vanderbilt.

MISSISSIPPI 41, AUBURN 20

In Oxford, Miss., quarterback Bo Wallace scored four touchdowns rushing, passing and receiving as Mississippi snapped a 16-game conference losing streak.

The Rebels (4-3, 1-2) had not won an SEC game since a 42-35 home win over Kentucky in October, 2010. Auburn (1-5, 0-4) has lost six consecutive conference games and been outscored 62-3 in the fourth quarter.

Wallace finished 17 of 22 for 226 yards, including the decisive touchdown, a 55-yard pass to Jeff Scott with 5:02 remaining to build an insurmountable 34-20 lead. He caught a 25-yard scoring pass from running back Randall Mackey and added scoring runs of 1 and 2 yards, respectively.


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