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Two SEC upsets worth mentioning

No. 10 South Carolina going to Kentucky had all of the makings of a dangerous game.

The Gamecocks were fresh off an upset over then-No. 1 Alabama last week. Kentucky lost a heartbreaker to No. 7 Auburn last week.

What happens? Kentucky pulls the 31-28 upset behind Mike Hartline's career-high 349 yards and four touchdowns.

South Carolina moved the ball to the Kentucky 20 with 11 seconds remaining. Instead of spiking the ball and stopping the clock, Steve Spurrier elected to take his final timeout and go for the win. The Gamecocks were within field goal range to possibly send the game to overtime. Stephen Garcia, who played well by passing for 382 yards, threw an interception in the end zone to end the game.

Huge win for first-year head coach Joker Phillips and the Wildcats, who are now 4-3.

The other big SEC upset took place in the Swamp as former Florida offensive coordinator Dan Mullen, now the head coach at Mississippi State, went into Gainesville and pulled off a 10-7 upset.

Florida has now lost consecutive games at home and three straight overall to fall to 4-3 and 2-3 in the SEC. The Gators will fall completely out of the rankings when they are released on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Mississippi State is 5-2 overall and 2-2 in the SEC. Mullen has done a great job in a short time with the Bulldogs.

Stat of the game: Mississippi State had 245 yards of total offense -- 212 on the ground.


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