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Gainesville, FL (Sports Network) - Six times Missouri crossed midfield in the second half only to be turned away by a staunch Florida defense. The Gators, meanwhile, found the end zone twice after halftime on a pair of big plays and came away with a 14-7 victory over the Tigers in the Swamp. Omarius Hines scored the tying touchdown on a 36-yard run in the third quarter and Mike Gillislee took a pass 45 yards to the end zone for the go-ahead score in the fourth, as the eighth-ranked Gators (8-1, 7-1 SEC) wrapped up their conference schedule with a bounce-back win after last week's loss to Georgia. Florida, which closes its season with home games against Louisiana and Jacksonville State before traveling to Tallahassee for the annual grudge match against Florida State, can still win the SEC East and play in the conference championship game if Georgia suffers another league loss. Missouri (4-5, 1-5) was coming off its first-ever SEC win last week against Kentucky and lost for the third time in four games. James Franklin threw for 236 yards and was intercepted four times in defeat, while Kendial Lawrence scored the only Tiger touchdown in the second quarter.

Final Score: (12) Louisville 45, Temple 17

Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - Louisville has teetered on the edge for the last month, but Teddy Bridgewater made sure there was no doubt in Saturday's outcome. Bridgewater tossed a career-high five touchdown passes in the 12th-ranked Cardinals' 45-17 thumping of Temple. The sensational sophomore threw for 324 yards on 19-of-28 efficiency for Louisville (9-0, 4-0 Big East), which is 9-0 for the first time in school history. Andrell Smith hauled in a pair of touchdowns, while Ryan Hubbell, DeVante Parker and Eli Rogers each caught a score in the triumph. The Cardinals had rallied for wins in each of their past five games and overcame a double-digit deficit against Cincinnati twice in their 34-31 overtime victory last week. Louisville's total margin of victory over its last six games was 31 before Saturday's 28-point whitewashing. Its 9.6 point margin of victory per game heading in was the lowest among undefeated squads. Montel Harris ran for 115 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries for the Owls (3-5, 2-3), who have lost three straight in the Big East after winning their first two. The Owls fumbled the ball four times in the setback.

Final Score: (14) Oklahoma 35, Iowa State 20

Ames, IA (Sports Network) - Landry Jones threw for 405 yards and four touchdowns as No. 14 Oklahoma downed Iowa State, 35-20, at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday. Jones completed 32-of-45 passes with two interceptions for the Sooners (6-2, 4-1 Big 12), who have won 14 straight games against Iowa State. Justin Brown caught seven balls for 107 yards and a touchdown, while Brennan Clay added a career-high 157 yards and a score on 24 carries. The win was the 145th career victory for Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, tying him with Bud Wilkinson for second on the Sooners' all-time victory list. Steele Jantz went 20-for-40 through the air for 191 yards and an interception for the Cyclones (5-4, 2-4), who have dropped four of their last six.

Final Score: (16) Texas A&M 38, (17) Mississippi State 13

Starkville, MS (Sports Network) - Johnny Manziel threw for 311 yards and rushed for two touchdowns as 16th-ranked Texas A&M delivered a 38-13 drubbing of No. 17 Mississippi State in a key SEC West clash from Davis Wade Stadium. Manziel finished with 129 rushing yards and completed 30-of-36 pass attempts in a nearly flawless display for Texas A&M (7-2, 4-2 SEC), which piled up a whopping 693 total yards for the game and scored 24 unanswered points in the first half en route to its impressive result. Ryan Swope contributed 121 yards on nine catches in the Aggies' seventh win in their last eight outings, while Ben Malena rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown. Mississippi State (7-2, 3-2) fell behind 31-0 in the third quarter in being dealt its second straight lopsided loss after a 7-0 start. The Bulldogs were handed a 38-7 throttling by top-ranked Alabama in Tuscaloosa a week ago. Tyler Russell threw for 212 yards with one touchdown and one interception on 19-of-30 passing, with Chad Bumphis ending with 50 yards and a score on four catches in defeat.

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