Mississippi madness

The eyes of the nation are on Mississippi.

Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace was carried off the field by fans after he rallied the Rebels to a stunning 23-17 upset of No. 3 Alabama, and Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott accounted for five touchdowns as the Bulldogs knocked off sixth-ranked Texas A&M 48-31.

“I’m just so proud of the resilience of our kids,” Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said in a TV interview moments after the 11th-ranked Rebels improved to 5-0 for the first time since 1962.

Prescott threw for two touchdowns and ran for three as the 12th-ranked Bulldogs (5-0, 2-0 SEC) defeated a top-10 team for the second consecutive game. They beat No. 8 LSU on Sept. 20.

“A Mississippi State-ment,” Prescott said.

Neon Treon

Is a quarterback controversy brewing at Florida?

Freshman Treon Harris came off the bench to rally the Gators to a 10-9 victory over Tennessee, giving momentum to those who want starter Jeff Driskel benched.

Driskel threw three interceptions before he was replaced for Harris, who led Florida to 10 fourth-quarter points to defeat the Volunteers for the 10th consecutive time.

“We got a bit of an emotional charge. We got some things on track,” Florida coach Will Muschamp said of Harris. “(The players) have a lot of confidence in him. He has the ‘it’ factor.”

Stay tuned this week.

Numbers game

3 Interceptions thrown by Texas A&M's Kenny Hill, who entered with two this season. Each one went to Mississippi State linebacker Richie Brown, who tied the single-game school record.

49 Distance in yards of Austin Hardin's field goal with 6:20 left in the game that lifted Florida to a 10-9 victory over Tennessee.

He said it

“I’m proud of everyone in the locker room, in the stands and in the state of Mississippi. We’re going to enjoy this win tonight and start focusing on Auburn first thing tomorrow morning.” — Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen, whose Bulldogs extended their winning streak to eight games.

“It’s great to see all these people disappointed. I love it.” — Muschamp said, referring to Tennessee’s fans leaving Neyland Stadium.


East; SEC; All




S. Carolina;2-2;3-2




West; SEC;; All

Ole Miss;2-0;5-0

Miss. State;2-0;5-0


Texas A&M;2-1;5-1




(Through afternoon games)

Saturday’s schedule

LSU at Florida, TBD

Georgia at Missouri, TBD

Ole Miss at Texas A&M, TBD

Auburn at Mississippi State, TBD

Alabama at Arkansas, TBD

Louisiana-Monroe at Kentucky, noon, SEC

Chattanooga at Tennessee, 4 p.m., SEC

Charleston Southern at Vanderbilt, 7:40 p.m.