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SEC/ACC ROUNDUP: Late Saturday, No. 3 Alabama flattens No. 12 UF, 38-10, on road; No. 13 Clemson licks No. 11 Va. Tech, 23-3

Alabama RB Trent Richardson ran wild on Florida during Saturday's 38-10 rout in The Swamp.

Alabama RB Trent Richardson ran wild on Florida during Saturday's 38-10 rout in The Swamp.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Trent Richardson ran for 181 yards and two touchdowns, breaking tackles and carrying defenders along the way, and No. 3 Alabama rolled No. 12 Florida, 38-10, Saturday night in an early season matchup of Southeastern Conference heavyweights.

Richardson finished with his fourth consecutive 100-yard game, and the latest one should solidify his position as one the Heisman Trophy front-runners.

This one was over by halftime.

Florida struck first, getting a 65-yard touchdown pass from John Brantley to Andre Debose. It was one of few highlights for the Gators, who couldn't run, couldn't stop the run and lost Brantley to a right leg injury late in the second quarter.

No. 1 LSU 35, Kentucky 7: Jordan Jefferson scored on his first play back from suspension and cornerback Tyrann Mathieu scored after setting an LSU record for career forced fumbles.

Jefferson was reinstated this week after a grand jury reduced his charges in connection with a bar fight to a misdemeanor. Jarrett Lee remained the starter at quarterback.

LSU coach Les Miles inserted Jefferson on an early fourth-and-goal, and Jefferson dove over the goal line to give the Tigers (5-0, 2-0 SEC) a 7-0 lead. Lee later hit Odell Beckham Jr. for a 51-yard score, their second TD connection of more than 50 yards in two games.

Kentucky (2-3, 0-2) did not threaten to score until LSU led 35-0.

No. 18 Arkansas 42, No. 14 Texas A&M 38: Tyler Wilson and Jarius Wright shattered school records for passing and receiving, and Broderick Green ran 3 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 1:41 left as Arkansas gave Texas A&M a preview of what it can expect from the SEC.

The Razorbacks (5-1) trailed by 18 at halftime, and hadn't led before Green squeezed through the left side of the line.

This makes two straight weeks the Aggies (2-2) have thrown away a huge halftime lead. They were up by 17 at home against Oklahoma State last week.

Wilson was 30 of 51 for 510 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for a 2-point conversion that tied the game at 35.

Wright caught 13 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns.

Christine Michael ran for 230 yards and three touchdowns for A&M, but was stuffed on a fourth down to end his team's last chance.

Tennessee 41, Buffalo 10: Tyler Bray threw four touchdowns, Da'Rick Rogers caught two of them and DeAnthony Arnett caught two more as Tennessee beat Buffalo.

The Vols (3-1) got their first test without top wide receiver Justin Hunter, who is out for the season with a torn ACL suffered in a loss at Florida. Bray, who was 21 for 30 piled up 342 yards mostly by throwing long to Rogers, who finished with 180 yards on seven catches.


ACC

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Tajh Boyd and No. 13 Clemson became the first ACC team to beat ranked teams three weeks in a row, and did it resoundingly with a 23-3 victory against No. 11 Virginia Tech on Saturday.

Boyd, a Virginia native recruited by the Hokies, threw for a touchdown and dissected a top-10 defense for the second week in a row in snapping the Hokies' 12-game ACC winning streak.

The Hokies (4-1) had a miserable night offensively, gaining 258 yards.

Wake Forest 27, Boston College 19: Tanner Price threw a 47-yard TD pass to Chris Givens on Wake Forest's first possession of the second half as the Demon Deacons opened a 15-point lead before holding off Boston College.

Boston College's Montel Harris carried 22 times for 108 yards, setting the school's all-time rushing record with a 26-yard carry early in the final quarter.

Miami 45, Bethune-Cookman 14: Lamar Miller ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns, Tommy Streeter caught two scoring passes and Miami used a series of quick scores to shake off a dreadful early start.

All five of Miami's offensive touchdown drives took under 2 minutes -- two of them checking in at 10 seconds or less. Bethune-Cookman (2-2) was facing a major-college opponent for the first time in its 86-year history, and took an early 7-0 lead when Jackie Wilson found Eddie Poole with a 1-yard touchdown pass.