Monday, November 20, 2017
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Razorbacks stun No. 15 TCU

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FORT WORTH, Texas — Quarterback Austin Allen ran 5 yards for the winning score in the second overtime as Arkansas pulled out a wild 41-38 victory over No. 15 TCU on Saturday night.

Allen led the Razorbacks to the tying score in the final two minutes of regulation, throwing a touchdown pass to Keon Hatcher then catching the tying 2-point conversion from the receiver with 1:03 left.

The Horned Frogs rallied from 13 down in the fourth quarter to take a 28-20 lead, but couldn't hang on as their 14-game home win streak ended in the first meeting of these former Southwest Conference rivals since 1991. That was the year before Arkansas started play in the SEC.

Allen threw for three scores, including a 19-yarder to Jeremy Sprinkle to start overtime.

TCU's Kenny Hill threw for 377 yards and an overtime scores to Taj Williams and also had 93 yards rushing and two scores. But in the second OT, the Horned Frogs settled for Ryan Graf's 37-yard field goal.

KaVontae Turpin set up both of TCU's fourth-quarter touchdowns with long catches, including on the go-ahead drive from midfield after he added nearly 25 yards on a punt return when he spun out of several tackles while somehow keeping both knees off the ground.

After the Razorbacks got even, Turpin returned the kickoff 64 yards, but Arkansas' Dan Skipper blocked Graf's 28-yard field goal with 10 seconds left.

No. 9 Georgia escapes I-AA Nicholls

ATHENS, Ga. — For about two minutes, Kirby Smart's first home game as Georgia's coach couldn't have gone better.

"It was great at the beginning of the game," Smart, the former Georgia safety and assistant coach, said of his first game at Sanford Stadium as coach. "It was great the first drive."

After that, it was one big scare for Smart and the No. 9 Bulldogs.

Georgia had two quick-strike touchdowns — one on offense, one on defense — in a span of about two minutes after Nicholls took a third-quarter lead, and the Bulldogs escaped with an uninspiring 26-24 win over the Division I-AA Colonels.

This was designed to be the start of the Jacob Eason era in his first start at quarterback. The freshman completed his first two passes for 48 yards on the opening drive. Nick Chubb capped the drive with a 6-yard scoring run.

Georgia appeared headed for an easy, expected win. But Nicholls, from the Southland Conference, played inspired on defense and generated just enough offense behind freshman quarterback Chase Fourcade to lead midway through the third quarter.

"Overall this was a good first game for us to take into next week," Fourcade said.

No. 1 Alabama 38, W. Ky. 10: Freshman Jalen Hurts passed for 287 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start to lead the host Crimson Tide. Hurts likely nailed down the job with a 23-of-36 day. He also had two likely touchdowns dropped. Western Kentucky quarterback Mike White, a transfer from USF, left late in the third quarter after going 10 of 24 for 135 yards and an interception.

No. 19 Ole Miss 38, Wofford 13: Chad Kelly threw for 219 yards and three touchdowns for the host Rebels, who rolled past their I-AA foe. Mississippi played just five days after losing to Florida State. The Rebels didn't appear tired, though, scoring on all four of their first-half drives for a 24-3 halftime lead.

No. 20 Texas A&M 67, Prairie View 0: Trevor Knight and the offense were slow to get started, but the host Aggies got going in a big way. Knight threw for 344 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a score for Texas A&M. I-AA Prairie View had a 38-yard field goal blocked and missed a 42-yard try in the first half.

Vanderbilt 47, Mid. Tenn. 24: Ralph Webb ran for a career-high 211 yards and two touchdowns for the host Commodores in a game delayed an hour, 44 minutes by weather.

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