Clint Moseley's first career start for Auburn was one he probably won't be able to forget — at least not until the soreness of six sacks wears off.
One week after winning over Coach Gene Chizik with his second-half performance in a victory over Florida, Moseley was held to 12-of-20 passing for 145 yards and had an interception returned for a score in 19th-ranked Auburn's 45-10 loss to No. 1 LSU on Saturday in Baton Rouge, La.
"I have definitely never been under that kind of heat before," Moseley said. "I thought Sweet Water (Ala.) in high school was bad. This is a whole different league. They really put the pressure on me and it definitely got to me a couple of times."
So harassed was Moseley by LSU's short-handed but nonetheless formidable defense, Chizik wasn't even sure how to judge the sophomore's performance.
"It's really difficult to really assess how he did," Chizik said of Moseley. "Six sacks are unacceptable. You won't win any football games by allowing six sacks. That was an anemic job of protecting the quarterback. We have a lot of work to do and a lot of research to do to figure out how to stop the bleeding in that regard."
LSU was without star cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, leading rusher Spencer Ware and defensive back Tharold Simon — all suspended one game for violating the team's drug policy.
No. 10 Arkansas 29, Mississ-ippi 24: Tyler Wilson threw for 232 yards and rushed for two touchdowns and No. 10 Arkansas rallied from an early 17-point deficit to win at Mississippi.
Arkansas (6-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) continues its best start under fourth-year coach Bobby Petrino, staying in the mix in the loaded Western Division that includes LSU and Alabama. Dennis Johnson rushed for 160 yards on 15 carries, including a 52-yard touchdown. Joe Adams caught four passes for 124 yards.
Eric Bennett's late interception sealed the victory.
Vanderbilt 44, Army 21: Zac Stacy set career highs with 198 yards rushing and three touchdowns, quarterback Jordan Rodgers made the most of his first career start, and Vanderbilt rolled to victory at home.
The Commodores (4-3) snapped a three-game slide, but more importantly appeared to right an offense that was faltering after a fast start. Stacy's rushing total was the third most in a single game for Vanderbilt and the first three-touchdown game for the team since 2007.
Rodgers, younger brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, rushed for 96 yards and a score and passed for 186 yards and another TD. He had two passes of more than 40 yards and kept the Black Knights (2-5) off balance.
Army lost starting quarterback Trent Steelman (Bowling Green High) to a left leg injury late in the first half of its fourth consecutive road loss. He did not return.
Army does not reveal the nature of injuries, but Steelman could not put weight on his left leg when two members of the team's training staff helped him off the field. His streak of 32 straight starts, a record for an Army quarterback, could be in danger.
No. 2 Alabama 37, Tennessee 6: Tennessee muted the chatter about that Alabama-LSU showdown for a half, at least.
AJ McCarron passed for 284 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score to lead No. 2 Alabama to a second-half surge past the Volunteers in Tuscaloosa.
The Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) scored on its first five possessions after halftime to turn a tie game with the rival Volunteers (3-4, 0-4) into a blowout. The Tide outgained the Vols 280-41 in the second half and the nation's No. 1 defense didn't allow a first down.