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ATHENS, Ga. — They are among Georgia's best football players of the past quarter century.

Early and often has been Alabama's offensive objective in getting the ball to junior receiver Amari Cooper, and that game plan is as effective as ever entering November.

The NCAA announced Wednesday that Georgia junior tailback Todd Gurley has to sit out four games, or 30 percent of the season, for accepting more than $3,000 from multiple individuals for autographed memorabilia and other items over the past two years.

ATHENS, Ga. — As the Georgia Bulldogs head into their eighth game of the season this Saturday against Florida in Jacksonville, fifth-year senior quarterback Hutson Mason is still seeking his first 200-yard passing performance.

The Kentucky Wildcats need one more victory to attain bowl-eligibility under second-year coach Mark Stoops.

The NCAA announced this morning that Georgia junior tailback Todd Gurley must sit a total of four games, or 30 percent of the season, for accepting more than $3,000 in cash from multiple individuals for autographed memorabilia and other items over the past two years. Gurley, who acknowledged violating NCAA rules, must repay a portion of the money received to a charity of his choice and complete 40 hours of community service as additional conditions for his reinstatement.

ATHENS, Ga. — There will be no mistake Saturday afternoon in Jacksonville when the ninth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs and the Florida Gators take the field in both teams' home uniforms.

Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace entered his senior season with a knack for being consistently inconsistent.

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia senior inside linebacker Ramik Wilson and junior outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins were named this week among the 15 semifinalists for the Butkus Award.

Alabama football coach Nick Saban, hailed as one of the most detail-oriented people in all of sports, admitted Tuesday to a lack of preparation.

Alabama's football team has an open date this week, and nobody needs reminding who's next for the No. 3 Crimson Tide.

As the first half of Georgia's game at Arkansas on Oct. 18 was winding down, Bulldogs defensive back Dominick Sanders produced a highlight he will never forget. And he showed that he's still a freshman.

Throwing for 210 first-quarter yards and two touchdowns and rushing 28 yards for a score early in the second quarter to put your team up 27-0 is usually enough to assure an easy win.

Ten years ago, Georgia football coach Mark Richt earned his first victory over Florida at the expense of lame-duck Gators coach Ron Zook.

KNOXVILLE — Alabama can take its act on the road.

KNOXVILLE — Lane Kiffin's first play call as Alabama's offensive coordinator inside Neyland Stadium resulted in an 80-yard touchdown pass from Blake Sims to Amari Cooper in the Crimson Tide's eventual 34-20 win.

He has been an exemplary student at the University of Georgia and a consistent member of the Bulldogs football team.

"Sweet Home Alabama" has added meaning this autumn, particularly in the case of Blake Sims.

The University of Georgia announced Wednesday that junior tailback Todd Gurley has requested reinstatement to the team and that he has the support of the school.

LSU is looking more like LSU again, and just in time for a visit from No. 3 Ole Miss.

The University of Georgia announced this morning that it supports the reinstatement of junior tailback Todd Gurley and that it will file paperwork with the NCAA later today.

Credit Scott Hendrix for seeing this coming.

It was not the energizing midseason comment Vanderbilt football fans were hoping for under first-year coach Derek Mason.

Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland's interception in the final minute of the third quarter last Saturday helped preserve the Crimson Tide's shutout in their 59-0 trouncing of Texas A&M, but Ragland had been wreaking havoc on the Aggies long before that.

Alabama-Tennessee has not been much of a football rivalry in recent years, but the Crimson Tide insist there will be no shortage of desire this Saturday when they visit Neyland Stadium.

Georgia is in the driver's seat in the race for the Southeastern Conference East Division championship with its 4-1 league record, which was bolstered the past two weeks with wins at Missouri and Arkansas.

The Georgia Bulldogs seem to have this chip-on-the-shoulder thing all figured out.

No turnovers. No penalties. No points allowed and 59 points scored.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama quarterback Blake Sims didn't hesitate after Saturday's 59-0 drubbing of Texas A&M when asked whether the Crimson Tide's offensive or defensive production was more eye-popping.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama is still Alabama.

If opponents are willing to give, the Georgia Bulldogs are willing to receive.

Alabama football coach Nick Saban has a fabulous punter in freshman JK Scott, who leads the Southeastern Conference with a 46.7-yard average.

The Arkansas Razorbacks will have two sizable streaks on the line Saturday afternoon when they host No. 10 Georgia in Little Rock.

The Georgia Bulldogs played 11 quarters this season before Brendan Douglas finally got some rushing attempts in the waning stages of a 66-0 win over Troy, but that was irrelevant this past Saturday.

South Carolina has two victories within its first six games over opponents currently ranked in the top 20.

The game was not hanging in the balance, but that didn't make the moment any less special.

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There is a former Florida football offensive mastermind, namely State Spurrier, who has been fond of saying "statistics are for losers."

Georgia football coach Mark Richt insisted his secondary under first-year defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt was improving, even after the Bulldogs surrendered 264 passing yards and three aerial touchdowns to Tennessee's Justin Worley on Sept. 27.

The Lane Train has slowed significantly.

The Georgia Bulldogs play Arkansas in Little Rock this Saturday, but which Razorbacks team will they face?

The Mississippi State Bulldogs ascended to the top of the college football world Sunday afternoon for the first time in program history, getting tabbed No. 1 in The Associated Press poll and the Amway coaches' poll.

The Georgia Bulldogs learned before last Thursday's practice that they would not have junior tailback Todd Gurley for Saturday's game at Missouri.

STARKVILLE, Miss. — They have the worst all-time winning percentage among the 14 football programs in the Southeastern Conference.

Georgia's defense under first-year coordinator Jeremy Pruitt had a performance for the ages in Saturday's 34-0 skunking of No. 23 Missouri.

STARKVILLE, Miss. — It was cowbell heaven.

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Dak Prescott ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, leading No. 3 Mississippi State to a 38-23 victory over No. 2 Auburn on Saturday.

Today's showdown between No. 2 Auburn and No. 3 Mississippi State is being hailed as the biggest football game ever at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville.

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