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SOUTHEASTERN ROUNDUP : Tennessee Cruises Past Georgia, 38-6

September 12, 1993|From Associated Press

Heath Shuler and Cory Fleming teamed for two touchdown pass plays and No. 8 Tennessee scored twice in the last 1:46 of the first half en route to a 38-6 Southeastern Conference victory over No. 22 Georgia Saturday night at Knoxville.

Tennessee (2-0 overall, 1-0 in the SEC) scored on three consecutive possessions near the end of the half to pull away.

Tennessee also got short scoring runs from Charlie Garner, who finished with 107 yards in 15 carries, James Stewart and reserve quarterback Jerry Colquitt.

Safety Jason Parker recovered two fumbles and intercepted a pass to lead the Vols' defense.

Shuler completed 21 of 26 passed for 184 yards and the two touchdowns.

Eric Zeier of Georgia (0-2, 0-2 in the SEC) completed 15 of 27 passes for 114 yards, and had one pass intercepted.

Terrell Davis led the Bulldogs in rushing with 131 yards in 22 carries.

Georgia kicked two field goals in the second quarter to pull within 7-6, but the Bulldogs managed only three first downs the entire second half, and fumbled at the end of the play on one.

Arkansas 18, South Carolina 17--Oscar Malone scored on a two-yard run with 1:57 to play as Arkansas overcame an 11-point deficit to beat the Gamecocks at Fayetteville, Ark.

South Carolina led, 17-6, early in the third quarter, but Lunney threw a five-yard touchdown pass to J.J. Meadors early in the fourth quarter and the Arkansas defense put the clamps on Taneyhill.

The Gamecocks (1-1 overall and in the SEC) managed only three yards in the fourth quarter after gaining 292 in the first three. The loss was only the second for South Carolina since Taneyhill became the starter eight games ago.

Malone, who gained 141 yards inn 22 carries, scored with 39 seconds remaining last week as Arkansas (2-0, 1-0) beat Southern Methodist, 10-6.

Louisiana State 18, Mississippi State 16--Sophomore Andre Lafleur kicked a 26-yard field goal with 10 seconds left to give LSU the victory at Starkville, Miss.

Lafleur's field goal, his third in the second half, came after Mississippi State (0-2, 0-1) had taken the lead following a blocked 32-yard attempt by Lafleur.

LSU, a 10-point underdog, took a short kickoff at its 39 with 1:53 left and drove to the Bulldogs' eight in nine plays. Sophomore Jamie Howard, who completed 21 of 39 passes for 248 yards, connected with Chris Hill for 20 and 19 yards during the final drive.

Lafleur, playing in his first collegiate game, kicked the field goal after holder Chad Loup recovered a low snap.

Lafleur also had field goals of 32 and 49 yards in the third quarter as the Tigers (1-1, 1-0) took a 15-10 lead.

Auburn 35, Samford 7--Stan White passed for three touchdowns and highly-touted sophomore Steve Davis ran for two as Auburn Coach Terry Bowden beat his former school at Auburn.

Bowden coached Division I-AA Samford (1-1) for the last six years before moving to Auburn (2-0).

White completed his first eight passes, including scoring plays of 18 and 53 yards to Frank Sanders and 50 yards to Thomas Bailey.

Davis was rated by some as nation's top high school prospect in 1991, but sat out last season because he did not meet academic standards. He joined the Tigers this season, but did not play in Auburn's season-opening victory over Mississippi.

Davis entered the game with 1:47 remaining in the first quarter. He gained 30 yards in his first carry. Davis' one-yard touchdown run gave the Tigers a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter.

Mississippi 40, Tennessee Chattanooga 7--After a sluggish start, Ole Miss used 17 third-quarter points and Walter Grant's field goals to take command at Oxford, Miss.

Lawrence Adams ran for a touchdown and threw for 186 yards and Grant kicked four field goals for Ole Miss (1-1).

Adams ran six yards to end a nine-play, 64-yard drive late in the first quarter. He also completed several key passes to set up three other scores.

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