SEC Week 11 review: There will be a new No. 1 after Alabama escapes and Georgia is routed

Alabama win
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South Carolina 28, Florida 20

The host Gamecocks (7-3, 5-3) rolled up a season-high 469 yards and held off the Gators (3-6, 3-5), who lost for the fifth game in a row. The Gamecocks built leads of 14-0 and 28-13, but the Gators hung around and had the ball late with a chance to tie before Feleipe Franks threw an interception in UF territory to end it. Franks replaced an injured Malik Zaire in the first half. Florida finished with just 301 yards, with 100 coming on two passes – one from Franks to Josh Hammond for 37 yards, the other from Franks to Moral Stephens for 63. South Carolina came in 13th in the SEC in rushing at just 114.6 yards per game, but rushed for 220 yards and four TDs against the Gators, who are on a pace to have their worst defense in 70 seasons.

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Missouri 50, Tennessee 17

The host Tigers (5-5, 2-4) won their fourth in a row with a dominant performance against the Vols (4-6, 0-6). Mizzou had 659 yards, and UT finished with 285. Missouri rushed for 433 yards and two TDs, and Tigers QB Drew Lock threw for 217 yards and four TDs, giving him 35 for the season. The single-season school record is 39 by Chase Daniel in 2008. Ish Witter ran for 216 yards and a TD, and Larry Rountree ran for 155 yards and a score. Missouri led 24-17 at halftime, then blew it open with a 17-point third quarter. UT was quarterbacked by true freshman Will McBride, who didn’t see his first action of the season until last week. He was 16-of-32 for 139 yards, a TD and two picks.

Kentucky 44, Vanderbilt 21

The Wildcats (7-3, 4-3) scored a total of 34 points in the second and third quarters to overwhelm the host Commodores (4-6, 0-6). UK rushed for 232 and five TDs. Benny Snell Jr. rushed for 116 yards and three TDs on 17 carries, and backup RB Siheim King had 69 yards and two TDs on 15 carries. Snell became the ninth player in school history to rush for 2,000 career yards, and he became the first player in school history with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. Vandy QB Kyle Shurmur threw for 308 yards and a score but tossed four picks. The game was tied at 7 after one quarter, but the Wildcats led 20-7 at halftime and 41-21 after three quarters.

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