Bent­ley ral­lies USC past Ole Miss in shootout

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capped by a 3-yard run from A.J. Turner and Bent­ley’s de­ci­sive score, re­spec­tively.

Bent­ley fin­ished 22of-32 pass­ing for 363 yards as the Gamecocks had 510 to­tal yards. The South Carolina de­fense, af­ter giv­ing up eight scores in 10 pos­ses­sions, closed with four con­sec­u­tive score­less se­ries to pre­serve the win.

Ole Miss (5-4, 1-4) ral­lied from an early 17-3 deficit for a 27-27 tie at half­time and moved out to a 44-34 fourth-quar­ter lead. Jor­dan Ta’amu was 31-of-46 pass­ing for 379 yards as the Rebels had 616 yards of to­tal of­fense, in­clud­ing 141 rush­ing yards on 21 car­ries from Scot­tie Phillips.

NO­TABLE

Ten­nessee 14, Char­lotte 3: Mar­quez Call­away re­turned a punt for a touch­down and Ten­nessee’s de­fense nearly pitched a shutout as the Vols (4-5) kept bowl hopes alive in front of a pal­try an­nounced homecoming crowd of 86,753 at Ney­land Sta­dium. Char­lotte is 4-5. TV: ESPN had an an­chor is­sue an on-air apol­ogy to SEC Com­mis­sioner Greg Sankey af­ter po­lit­i­cal com­men­ta­tor and LSU fan James Carville ac­cused the league of fa­vor­ing Alabama dur­ing “Col­lege Game­Day.”

LSU was the site of “Game­Day” on Satur­day morn­ing with No. 1 Alabama play­ing No. 4 LSU at night. Carville com­plained about the first-half sus­pen­sion of LSU star linebacker Devin White for a tar­get­ing call in the last game.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.

To­bias Oliver rushed for 120 yards and two touch­downs and passed for a score to help Ge­or­gia

Tech beat North Carolina 38-28 on Satur­day.

Oliver broke a 28-28 tie with a 1-yard touch­down run with three min­utes re­main­ing for the Yel­low Jack­ets (5-4, 3-3 ACC).

North Carolina (1-7, 1-5) had a chance to an­swer, but An­ree Saint-Amour in­ter­cepted Nathan El­liott’s pass with 2:44 left to set up Ge­or­gia Tech’s game-clinch­ing field goal.

Ge­or­gia Tech, which en­tered the game av­er­ag­ing a na­tion-lead­ing 366.5 rush­ing yards per game, ran for 461 yards.

NO­TABLE

Duke 20, Mi­ami 12: On the first play from scrim­mage, Deon Jack­son ran 75 yards for a touch­down for the Blue Devils ((6-3, 2-3 ACC). He gained 114 yards on 14 car­ries, and com­pleted a 12-yard pass. Mi­ami ( 5-4, 2-3) had two play­ers rush for over 100 yards (Travis Homer, 133, and Dee­Jay Dal­las, 124).

RO­GE­LIO V. SOLIS AP

South Carolina wide re­ceivers Deebo Sa­muel, left, and Shi Smith cel­e­brate with a fan af­ter a 44-41 win over Ole Miss in Ox­ford, Miss.

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