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No. 1 Alabama 58, Tennessee 21: Tua Tagovailoa threw touchdown passes to four receivers and visiting Alabama started fast again in a victory over Tennessee.

Alabama had touchdowns on its first four possession­s while outscoring Tennessee 28-0 and outgaining the Volunteers 217-6 in the opening period. Alabama has outscored opponents 165-31, and Tennessee has been outscored 69-16 in first quarters this season. Tagovailoa went 19 of 29 for 306 yards before leaving midway through the third quarter.

He took a big hit on his final play of the day, a 51yard touchdown pass to Henry Ruggs III.

Alabama (8-0, 5-0 Southeaste­rn Conference) beat Tennessee (3-4, 1-3) for the 12th straight year and had the highest points total either team has ever recorded in the 101-game history of the series. Alabama is scoring 54.1 points per game and entered the weekend leading all Football Bowl Subdivisio­n teams in that category.

No. 14 Kentucky 14, Vanderbilt 7: Benny Snell Jr. rushed for 169 yards, including the go-ahead 7-yard run with 8:04 remaining that helped host Kentucky pull away for a victory over Vanderbilt.

The Wildcats (6-1, 4-1 Southeaste­rn Conference) clinched bowl eligibilit­y for a third consecutiv­e season and stayed in contention in the East division with their third straight victory over the Commodores (3-5, 0-4).

Auburn 31, Mississipp­i 16: JaTarvious Whitlow rushed for 170 yards on 19 carries as Auburn scored on three consecutiv­e touchdown drives to open the third quarter Saturday and defeat host Mississipp­i.

Arkansas 23, Tulsa 0: Arkansas’ defense earned its first shutout since 2014, and the Razorbacks held visiting Tulsa to 12 yards in the third quarter on their way to a victory.

Missouri 65, Memphis 33: Drew Lock threw for 350 yards and four touchdowns on 23-for-29 passing, and Missouri defeated Memphis in its homecoming game.

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