Bentley rallies USC past Ole Miss in shootout
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.
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.
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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.
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).
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.