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Davis touchdowns help Helias beat Battle

The Helias Crusaders defeated the Battle Spartans 29-14 behind three touchdown runs by Malik Davis.

No. 14 South Carolina rallies, beats Vandy 48-34

Now Steve Spurrier trails only Paul "Bear" Bryant for the most Southeastern Conference wins by a coach. Better yet, his 14th-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks shook off a hangover to win their third straight game.

Mississippi St. stuns No. 8 LSU, 34-29

Dak Prescott treated a national audience to an extraordinary performance and Mississippi State ended a 14-year losing streak against LSU by holding off a wild rally after most Tigers fans had left Death Valley.

Missouri State beats Central Arkansas 33-31 on late FG

Marcelo Bonani kicked a career-best 53-yard field goal as time expired to give Missouri State a 33-31 win over Central Arkansas on Saturday night.

Saturday's MLS Capsules

Games played on Sept. 20, 2014

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his third hat trick of the season to help the New York Red Bulls beat the Seattle Sounders 4-1 on Saturday night.

Missouri high school football for Sept. 20, 2014

Here are high school football scores from around Missouri for Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.

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Lincoln's Henderson sets record in win against Quincy

It wasn’t until a post-game interview that Morris Henderson was informed about his record-setting performance.

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Cards hit 3 HRs, top Reds, move closer to playoffs

Tony Cruz hit a three-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals connected three times, beating the Cincinnati Reds 8-4 on Saturday night and moving closer to their fourth straight playoff berth.

Arkansas extends streak, downs NIU 52-14

Korliss Marshall returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown, and Brandon Allen accounted for three touchdowns as Arkansas won its third straight game with a 52-14 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday night.

SE Missouri tops SE Louisiana 24-23

Kyle Snyder found Paul McRoberts from two yards out with 4 seconds remaining to lift SE Missouri over SE Louisiana 24-23 Saturday night.

Blake Sims, No. 3 Alabama top Florida 42-21

Neither Florida's defense nor Alabama's mistakes could contain Blake Sims and Amari Cooper. Sims threw for 445 yards, the second-best passing performance in school history, and Cooper scored three touchdowns as the third-ranked Crimson Tide overcame a sloppy performance to beat the Gators 42-21 on Saturday.

No. 6 Texas A&M rolls 58-6 over June-less SMU

Kenny Hill thrilled for only one half, speedy receiver Jeremy Tabuyo turned two short passes near the sideline into long touchdowns, and sixth-ranked Texas A&M had a nice warmup in North Texas.

Saturday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on Sept. 20, 2014

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: South Korea's Mi Jung Hur birdied four of the last eight holes Saturday for a 5-under 67 and a share of the lead with South Africa's Paula Reto in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.

Michel's 3 TDs lead No. 13 Georgia past Troy, 66-0

Sony Michel and Isaiah McKenzie shared the spotlight, just like their high school days in South Florida. Michel ran for 155 yards and three touchdowns and McKenzie scored on a punt return as the freshmen led No. 13 Georgia to a 66-0 rout of Troy on Saturday.

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Indiana upsets No. 18 Missouri 31-27

D'Angelo Roberts scored on a 3-yard touchdown run with 22 seconds remaining and Nate Sudfeld passed for 252 yards and a touchdown to help Indiana upset No. 18 Missouri 31-27 on Saturday.

Saturday's Major League Baseball Capsules

Games played on Sept. 20, 2014

MLB ROUNDUP: Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers won their appeal on a wild play, and Joe Nathan escaped a ninth-inning jam to hold off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Saturday and boost their AL Central lead.

Saturday's Top 25 College Football Capsules

Games played on Sept. 20, 2014

COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Melvin Gordon rushed for career highs of 253 yards and five touchdowns, and No. 19 Wisconsin ran for a Big Ten-record 644 yards to trample Bowling Green 68-17 on Saturday.

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Tigers win appeal, top KC to boost AL Central lead

Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers won their appeal on a wild play, and Joe Nathan escaped a ninth-inning jam to hold off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Saturday and boost their AL Central lead.

Missouri DE Markus Golden out vs. Indiana

No. 18 Missouri defensive end Markus Golden injured his left hamstring in practice this week and did not start against Indiana (1-1) on Saturday.

Tigers host Hoosiers in last non-conference game

The Missouri Tigers begin today with a top-20 ranking, three comfortable wins in their pocket and one remaining non-conference game — against a team that just lost to Bowling Green, no less — before commencing Southeastern Conference play.