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College football roundup: Tide rolls by Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. - Mark Ingram rushed for 172 yards and a touchdown and No. 3 Alabama stuffed No. 20 Mississippi 22-3 on Saturday.

Jevan Snead threw four interceptions for Ole Miss (3-2, 1-2 SEC), tying a career high, and the Crimson Tide (6-0, 4-0) scored after a blocked punt and a fumble recovery on a punt return.

Leigh Tiffin hit five short field goals, passing his father Van Tiffin on the Crimson Tide career list for third place in career scoring.

No. 5 Virginia Tech 48, Boston College 14

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Tyrod Taylor, Ryan Williams and Virginia Tech's swarming defense made sure the Hokies' regular season losing streak against Boston College ended.

Taylor threw two early touchdown passes, and Williams ran for 159 yards and a TD.

The victory ended a three-game regular season skid by Virginia Tech (5-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) against Boston College (4-2, 2-2).

Arkansas 44, No. 17 Auburn 23

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Michael Smith rushed for 145 yards and a touchdown, and Arkansas held off a late Auburn rally to hand the Tigers their first loss.

Arkansas jumped out to a 34-3 lead before Auburn (5-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) responded with a three-touchdown flurry toward the end of the third quarter. Dennis Johnson helped the Razorbacks (3-2, 1-2) regain momentum with a 70-yard kickoff return, and Arkansas shut out the Tigers in the fourth.

Ryan Mallett threw for 274 yards and two touchdowns for the Razorbacks. Ben Tate ran for 184 yards and two TDs for Auburn.

No. 25 South Carolina 28, Kentucky 26

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Stephen Garcia threw for three touchdowns and ran for another and South Carolina stopped a potential tying two-point conversion in the fourth quarter, keeping coach Steve Spurrier a perfect 17-0 against the Wildcats.

The Gamecocks (5-1, 2-1 SEC) won their 10th straight over Kentucky (2-3, 0-3).

Wildcats quarterback Mike Hartline left the game with a sprained left knee early in the third quarter after leading Kentucky to a 17-14 halftime lead.

Army 16, Vanderbilt 13, OT

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Alex Carlton kicked a 42-yard field goal in overtime, giving Army a 16-13 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday.

With the win, the Black Knights' matched their victory total from each of the last three seasons.

The field goal, which hit the left upright, was Carlton's third of the game. He also kicked a 51-yarder in the second quarter, Army's longest field goal since 1994.

North Carolina 42, Georgia Southern 12

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Ryan Houston rushed for three touchdowns and Quan Sturdivant returned a fumble 49 yards for a score, one of six turnovers forced by North Carolina during a 42-12 rout of Georgia Southern on Saturday.

Bruce Carter brought back an interception 41 yards for a TD and the defense set up two quick scoring drives with takeaways for North Carolina (4-2).

Houston scored on rushes of 1, 1 and 7 yards. Shaun Draughn added a 16-yard touchdown run for the Tar Heels, who held the Eagles to 170 total yards and 75 through the air.

Houston 31, Mississippi State 24

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Case Keenum threw four touchdown passes, two to James Cleveland and two to Tyron Carrier, as Houston rebounded to beat Mississippi State 31-24 on Saturday.