COLLEGE FOOTBALL : Southeast Roundup : Auburn Routs Mississippi St., 35-6
Brent Fullwood was recovering Saturday night from a week-long bout with the flu and took two liters of intravenous fluids at halftime of Auburn’s game with Mississippi State.
But, before and after receiving medical care, Fullwood ran for 179 yards and 3 touchdowns as No. 7 Auburn routed No. 13 Mississippi State, 35-6, in a battle of Southeastern Conference unbeatens at Starkville, Miss.
“Brent Fullwood is a fast piece of work,” Auburn Coach Pat Dye said. “I’m mighty proud of this football team. We’ve got an unselfish offense. We’re happy with whoever gets the ball or the points. These kids have worked hard to get where we are.”
Auburn (7-0, 3-0) got a one-yard touchdown run from Reggie Ware in the first quarter, then scored 21 points in the second quarter to take a 28-0 halftime lead.
Fullwood, who leads the SEC in rushing with 866 yards, took a pitch from Jeff Burger and raced 88 yards on Auburn’s first possession of the second quarter to put the Tigers ahead, 14-0.
Burger, who completed 6 of 12 passes for 125 yards, drove Auburn 80 yards in 10 plays later in the period, and Fullwood scored from 10 yards out for a 21-0 lead.
After an exchange of punts, Chip Powell intercepted a Don Smith pass and raced 35 yards to the Bulldogs 36. Ware scored two plays later from the 1 to make it 28-0.
Fullwood scored his third touchdown early in the third quarter on a five-yard run.
“There’s not much you can say about this game,” Coach Rockey Felker said after his Bulldogs fell to 6-2, 2-1. “We got beat fairly convincingly in all phases of the game.”
LSU 30, N. Carolina 3--Split end Wendell Davis caught 9 passes for 184 yards, two of them for touchdowns from Tommy Hodson, to lead the 12th-ranked Tigers to a homecoming victory at Baton Rouge, La.
Freshman David Browndyke made good on the first three field goal attempts of his college career, and flanker Rogie Magee caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Mickey Guidry to complete the Tigers’ scoring.
North Carolina’s only score was a 19-yard field goal by Lee Gliarmis early in the fourth quarter.
Hodson, who was redshirted as a freshman last year because of an injured throwing arm, completed 15 of 25 passes for 251 yards, including all of the passes caught by Davis.
With their fourth victory in a row, the Tigers improved to 5-1, while North Carolina’s second straight loss dropped the Tar Heels to 4-2-1.
Georgia 31, Kentucky 9--At Lexington, Ky., safety John Little sparked a fired-up Bulldog defense with a 46-yard interception for a touchdown.
Georgia’s defense dominated the game, intercepting three passes and recovering a fumble. The fumble recovery and two interceptions led directly to touchdowns as the Bulldogs took a 21-3 halftime lead.
Kentucky trimmed the margin to 21-9 in the third quarter, but Georgia killed any comeback hopes by Kentucky when Lars Tate, who rushed for 103 yards, scored on a 3-yard run, and Steve Crumley added a 44-yard field goal.
Georgia is 5-2 overall, 3-1 in the SEC. Kentucky is 3-3-1 and 0-3.
Georgia Tech 14, Tennessee 13-Rick Strom capped a 70-yard drive with a 3-yard run early in the final quarter, and David Bell kicked the decisive extra point as the Yellow Jackets (3-3-1) edged the Volunteers (2-5) at Atlanta.
Georgia Tech had to survive a last-gasp Tennessee threat that ended with 1:49 remaining when Carlos Reveiz’s 27-yard field goal attempt hit the right upright and fell away.
Strom and Jerry Mays keyed Tech’s winning drive that started late in the third quarter. Strom completed a 19-yard pass to Robert Massey, and Mays had runs of 12 and 20 yards before Strom ended the drive with 13:13 remaining.
Mississippi 28, Vanderbilt 12--At Nashville, Tenn., J.R. Ambrose returned the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown and caught a 57-yard scoring pass to propel Mississippi to a Southeastern Conference victory over Vanderbilt.
The Rebels improved to 5-2-1 overall and 2-1 in the SEC. Vanderbilt dropped to 1-6 and 0-4.
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