Philip Doyle kicked his third field goal of the game, a 48-yarder as time expired yesterday, to lift Alabama to a 9-6 victory over No. 3 Tennessee in a Southeastern Conference game in Knoxville, Tenn.
Doyle's kick was set up when Stacy Harrison blocked a 50-yard field goal attempt by Tennessee's Greg Burke with 1:35 to play. Alabama took over at the Tennessee 37 and gained seven yards in three plays before allowing the clock to run down to four seconds.
Doyle had field goals of 30 and 26 yards. Burke had a 20-yarder in the first quarter before his career-best 51-yarder five minutes into the fourth quarter tied the game at 6.
Tennessee (4-1-2, 2-1-1) had a 12-game unbeaten streak halted. Alabama (3-3, 2-2) has handed Tennessee its only three losses in the last 25 games.
Burke's second field goal was set up when Daryl Hardy jarred the ball loose from Robert Jones and Shon Walker recovered at the Alabama 33.
Tennessee, the SEC's leading offensive team, had but 71 yards and three first downs in the first half.
Auburn 20, Florida St. 17:
Jim Von Wyl kicked a 38-yard field goal with two seconds remaining, moving the fifth-ranked Tigers into the thick of the national championship race with a victory over the seventh-ranked Seminoles in Auburn, Ala.
Stan White helped set up the winning kick with a fourth-down, 21-yard completion to Herbert Casey. After letting the clock run down to six seconds, Von Wyl came on to kick his second game-winner of the year.
Auburn (5-0-1), which came back from a 17-7 halftime deficit, is alone in first place in the SEC.
Florida State (4-2) had its national championship hopes dashed as Auburn snapped a three-game losing streak in the series.
Stacy Danley had tied the game at 17 with his first touchdown of the season, diving over from the 2 with 3:47 remaining. Auburn began the 57-yard drive when Florida State's attempted "fumblerooskie" play backfired; the ball was recovered by Auburn's Walter Tate.
The Citadel 38, S. Carolina 35:
Jack Douglas scored on a one-yard run on fourth down with 22 seconds left to lift the Bulldogs to their first victory over the Gamecocks in 40 years.
The Citadel (4-3), which had not beaten the Gamecocks in Columbia, S.C., since 1919, pulled within 35-31 with 3:11 to go on Howard Barnard's 37-yard field goal that just cleared the crossbar. Torrence Forney recovered the ensuing onside kick for the Division I-AA Bulldogs at the Gamecocks 41, setting up the winning drive.
South Carolina (4-2), facing the wishbone for the first time since 1977, yielded 396 yards.
Florida 59, Akron 0:
Shane Matthews threw for 283 yards and three touchdowns and Willie McClendon rushed for 105 yards and caught a scoring pass as the 17th-ranked Gators won in Gainesville, Fla.
Matthews, bouncing back from last week's 45-3 loss at Tennessee, paced a 595-yard offensive assault with 20 completions in 32 attempts.
Akron (3-4-1) did not make a first down in the second half. It has been outscored 153-9 by SEC teams the last three years.
The Gators scored on five of seven possessions in the first half.
Mississippi 42, Ark. St. 13:
In Oxford, Miss., Randy Baldwin scored four touchdowns in the first 19 minutes as the No. 18 Rebels captured their fifth straight victory.
The Rebels (6-1) rolled up 495 yards, one shy of their season high, in securing a second straight winning season, the first time Ole Miss has accomplished that since 1970-71.
Baldwin, a junior who has scored 10 touchdowns in the last four games, took advantage of a block by quarterback Tom Luke to end the Rebels' opening seven-play, 60-yard possession with a four-yard run.
Georgia 39, Vanderbilt 28:
In Athens, Ga., the Bulldogs (4-3, 2-2) used big-play production from freshmen Garrison Hearst, Joe Dupree and Andre Hastings.
Hearst rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns and Dupree and Hastings connected on a 68-yard touchdown pass.
It was the 21st straight SEC road loss for the Commodores (1-5, 1-3).
Mississippi St. 38, Tulane 17:
William Robinson played five plays and threw two touchdown passes and ran for one in New Orleans. A short-yardage quarterback, he has completed all four of his passes this season, three for touchdowns.