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Mallett leads Razorbacks to romp

COLUMBIA, S.C. — No. 17 Arkansas showed what an SEC title contender should look like.

Ryan Mallett threw for 303 yards, Knile Davis tied a career high with three touchdowns and the Razorbacks handed No. 18 South Carolina its worst home loss in five years, 41-20 on Saturday night.

Still, the Gamecocks get a shot at the Eastern Division and their first spot in the league title game when they face Florida next Saturday in Gainesville, where South Carolina is 0-12.

The surging Razorbacks? They're two games behind undefeated Auburn in the West race.

"Can't do nothing about it, we're from Arkansas, man," Mallett said. "If we played in the East, it'd be a different story I guess."

The SEC West is 15-2 against the East this season.

Arkansas scored on four of five first-half drives to lead 24-10, held Gamecocks star runner Marcus Lattimore to 30 yards and gained 140 yards rushing on the SEC's top defense against the run.

The Gamecocks hadn't lost this badly at Williams-Brice Stadium since a 37-14 win by Alabama in coach Steve Spurrier's debut season of 2005.

"We didn't have much tonight," Spurrier said. "The way we played, you wonder how we won six games already this year."

NO. 3 AUBURN 62, CHATT. 24: If Auburn quarterback Cam Newton faced any stress, it came after a romp over Division I-AA Chattanooga. Facing questions about an NCAA investigation into his recruitment, Newton again insisted he has broken no rules. "I haven't done anything wrong," Newton said. "… I love Auburn, and that's all I've got to say." Newton passed for a career-high 317 yards and four touchdowns and ran for a fifth, all in the first half.

GEORGIA 55, IDAHO STATE 7: Aaron Murray, a former Plant High star, threw three touchdowns in the second quarter, including two to A.J. Green, as the host Bulldogs scored 35 in the quarter to overwhelm the I-AA Bengals after a slow start.

KENTUCKY 49, CHAR. So. 21: Mike Hartline threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns for the host Wildcats, who pulled away with two touchdowns late in the first half after I-AA foe Charleston Southern tied it at 14 late in the second quarter.

MISS. 43, LA.-LAFAYETTE 21: Brandon Bolden rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns for the host Rebels. Mississippi quarterback Jeremiah Masoli left after suffering a concussion in the first quarter with the Rebels leading 24-7.

TENNESSEE 50, MEMPHIS 14: Freshman quarterback Tyler Bray, in his first start for the visiting Volunteers, threw for 325 yards and five touchdowns. Bray took over the helm from junior Matt Simms, the son of Phil and brother of ex-Bucs QB Chris.

No. 17 Ark. 41

No. 18 S. Car. 20

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Mallett leads Razorbacks to romp 11/06/10 [Last modified: Sunday, November 7, 2010 12:05am]
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