The SEC won eight of their nine non conference games in week one of the college football season. Mother Nature kept it from being a possible nine out of ten. Let’s take a quick look at the games and the results.
Ole Miss 35, Boise State 13
The Rebels only led 7-6 going into the 4th before scoring 28 fourth-quarter points to put away the upset-minded Broncos.
Temple 37, Vanderbilt 7
The Derek Mason era didn’t get off to a good start in a weather-delayed game that saw the Commodores commit seven turnovers.
Kentucky 59, Tennessee-Martin 14
The Wildcats had no trouble over this FCS opponent, rushing out to a 35-0 halftime lead and putting up 656 yards of offense.
Mizzou 38, South Dakota State 18
Maty Mauk threw for 178 yards and three touchdowns as the Tigers got past an FCS playoff participant from a year ago.
Alabama 33, West Virginia 23
The Mountaineers had an upset on the brain, trailing only 30-20 heading into the final quarter, but the Tide held their opponent at bay to grab the “W”.
Georgia 45, Clemson 21
The Dawgs had no trouble with that school from the Upstate as Todd Gurley recorded 198 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries, part of a school-record 293 all-purpose yards.
Mississippi State 49, Southern Miss 0
Dak Prescott threw for four touchdowns as State outgained the lowly Golden Eagles 550-283 in an easy victory.
LSU 28, Wisconsin 24
The Tigers trailed 24-13 going into the fourth before Kenny Hilliard’s 28-yard go-ahead touchdown run put them up for good over the Badgers in Houston.
Tennessee 38, Utah State 7
Justin Worley had three touchdown passes and the Vols’ defense forced three Aggies turnovers in a game in which they never trailed.
Idaho vs. Florida, postponed
They weren’t able to get this one in as lightning forced the eventual postponement of the contest. The two teams will make it up on a date to be determined.