Missouri took control of the SEC East and a new contender emerged in the SEC West.
A week after knocking off Georgia on the road, No. 14 Missouri followed it up by blowing out No. 22 Florida 36-17 in Columbia, Mo.
In College Station, Texas, No. 24 Auburn used a late score to beat Johnny Manziel and No. 7 Texas A&M 45-41.
It was a Saturday filled with upsets in the Southeastern Conference and most played in favor of Missouri. The Tigers (7-0, 3-0) manhandled the Gators with backup quarterback Maty Mauk making his first start.
Furthering Missouri’s cause, Vanderbilt rallied to beat No. 15 Georgia 31-27 in Nashville, Tenn., and Tennessee kicked a last-second field goal to beat No. 11 South Carolina 23-21.
The result is Missouri is the only team in the division that has lost less than two games. The Tigers outgained Florida 500-151, not missing a beat without injured quarterback James Franklin.
Auburn, which didn’t win an SEC game last season, suddenly looks like a it could be in the mix for a West title. The Tigers (6-1, 3-1) won a back-and-forth game with A&M (5-2, 2-2), with Tre Mason scoring the go-ahead touchdown in the final two minutes.
Manziel threw for 454 yards, accounted for five touchdowns, left the game for a series with a shoulder injury and threw two interceptions for A&M.
NO. 4 OHIO STATE 34, IOWA 24
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Carlos Hyde ran for 149 yards, including 106 yards and two touchdowns in the second half, to lead Ohio State to a victory over Iowa.
It was the Buckeyes’ 19th consecutive victory, the most in the nation and tying the second-best streak in school history.
But it didn’t come easy. The Hawkeyes (4-3, 1-2 Big Ten) dominated offensively in the first half and led 21-14 at the break behind the passing of Jake Rudock and running of Mark Weisman and Damon Bullock.
Hyde tied it with the first rushing TD against Iowa this season on Ohio State’s first drive of the third quarter, and the Buckeyes took over.
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