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South Carolina falls 42-35 to No. 5 Auburn

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier walks off the field after the team's 42-35 loss to Auburn in an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Steve Spurrier had already decided overtime wasn’t an option.

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Defense will be hard to find for playoff committee

Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott celebrates after running for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Mississippi State won 45-31. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

If defense is what the College Football Playoff selection committee wants from its top teams, the 12-member panel is going to have a tough time filling out the front of its first rankings.

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No. 5 Auburn beat Gamecocks 42-35, survive a scare

Auburn running back Cameron Artis-Payne (44) spins around out of the tackle of South Carolina cornerback Chris Lammons (3) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Nick Marshall ran for three touchdowns and passed for a score and No. 5 Auburn beat South Carolina 42-35 on Saturday night, surviving a scare from the Gamecocks after Steve Spurrier made a succession of gambles that paid off.

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Williams, Tretola pace Arkansas past UAB 45-17

Arkansas running back Jonathan Williams (32) pushes away UAB cornerback Rolan Milligan (26) in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Fayetteville, Ark., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jonathan Williams rushed for a career-high 153 yards and had two touchdowns, and even 350-pound offensive lineman Sebastian Tretola had a part in the fun as Arkansas rolled to a 45-17 win over Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday.

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Kiffin’s presence adds spark to Vols-Tide rivalry

In this Sept. 20, 2014, file photo, Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, center, talks to running back Derrick Henry (27) before an NCAA college football game against Florida in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Kiffin makes his return to Knoxville on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014,  when the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide play the Volunteers. Kiffin coached at Tennessee for just one year before leaving for Southern California three weeks prior to National Signing Day. Although nearly five years have passed since Kiffin's hasty exit from Tennessee, Vols fans still haven't forgiven him. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Lane Kiffin factor has added intrigue to the increasingly lopsided Alabama-Tennessee rivalry.

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