Sunday, October 4
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Cody Clements passed for 205 yards and two touchdowns, and South Alabama's defense came away with a needed stop in its 24-18 win over Troy in the Sun Belt Conference opener for each team Saturday night. Kalen Jackson — six tackles, two tackles for loss and two interceptions — led the defensive effort for South Alabama (3-2).
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Alex Ross threw four touchdowns in the first half as Coastal Carolina rolled over Alabama A&M 55-0 on Saturday. The Chanticleers went on to amass 547 yards in total offense while holding Alabama A&M to just 311 yards. De'Angelo Ballard threw for 160 yards for the Bulldogs (1-3).
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Peyton Barber rushed for five touchdowns, including a decisive 36-yarder, and Auburn beat San Jose State 35-21 Saturday to snap a two-game losing streak. The Tigers (3-2) forced four turnovers to help overcome Tyler Ervin's 160 rushing yards.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jake Coker ran the offense to perfection, the defense turned in a dominating performance, and No. 13 Alabama even got a touchdown from its special teams Saturday in a 38-10 rout of No. 8 Georgia that re-established the Crimson Tide as a force in the national race. Alabama (4-1, 1-1 Southeastern) jumped ahead 24-3 at halftime and iced the victory on Georgia's first offensive play of the second half. Eddie Jackson intercepted a pass from the Bulldogs' second quarterback, Brice Ramsey, and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown.