This year, in bowl games, the Big ten went 5-5. They finished with six ten win teams this season. The SEC won a historic 8 bowl games (plus the National Championship game), while only losing two.
This is a game of very contrasting styles. You have the high flying passing attack of Texas Tech, who beat a good SEC team in Arkansas early in the year, against a ground and pound and defensive minded LSU. This game could be fun to watch early. We will see if Kliff Kingsbury can outdo the Mad Hatter on a big stage.
The SEC East has not gone the way many thought it would have. I believe we all thought the favorites to be Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina before the season started. Now we look at it, and it's Florida's to win or lose. They seem to be the most improved team in the conference and playing with a confidence we haven't seen in years.
Georgia and Ole Miss have started this season by easily handling the competition. Right now they look like the class of the East and West respectively. I thought if Tennessee could have pulled out the win last week, that they were the clear favorites in the East, but they lost a close one. They will still be very competitive and a surging Eastern Division of the SEC.
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The Bowl season got off to a good start for the SEC. South Carolina played and beat Miami (FL) in a very close game. South Carolina got the SEC East started with a good bowl year. Texas A&M then beat West Virginia in a shoot out. Texas A&M may end up improving by a lot next year with a year's worth of experience under their quarterbacks belt. Arkansas then man-handled Texas. Arkansas made a big leap this season and looks to contend in the SEC West next season.
We will start with the bowl games. South Carolina will play the University of Miami(FL) in the Duck Commander Independence Bowl. Miami is a pretty decent team, but I believe if you give Steve Spurrier this much time to prepare for one team, he will win it. I see USC by 10. Texas A&M plays West Virginia in the Autozone Liberty Bowl. A&M played like a top 25 team much of the season, but played down to other competition at times. Western Virginia is a decent team, but I think that A&M will win this one in a shoot out by 7.
The final week of regular season play was busy, exciting, and left us with several teams on the outside of the college football playoff, but a good chance at good bowl games. LSU had a tough time with Texas A&M, but did win. This left LSU at 8-4 and A&M at 7-5. Arkansas lost to Missouri. Arkansas will go to a bowl game with a 6-6 record and Missouri will play in the SEC Championship game. I don't think they will be in the playoff, even with a win over Alabama, but they will have a great bowl game this year.
In week 13, we mostly saw what we thought we would. Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Auburn, Alabama all handled the cupcake portion of their schedule with relative ease. Mississippi State, also easily handled Vanderbilt. We did have two good conference games. One game a major upset and the other a game that was a good, close, hard fought game. The hard fought game was Tennessee playing at home against Missouri. It looked like Tennessee might could take this game for a while, but Missouri proved to be as good as their ranking showed and won 29-21. The big upset of the week, pitted an unranked Arkansas team against the 8th ranked Ole Miss football team.
It was a big week in the SEC, no doubt! South Carolina beat Florida in Overtime. Florida appears to be looking for a new coach. Mississippi State was ranked number one, but got knocked off by 5 in a thriller against Alabama. Alabama appears to, once again, be the class of the SEC West. Tennessee got another big win toward getting themselves into a bowl game by beating Kentucky. Auburn got absolutely hammered by Georgia, but Georgia loses Gurley to injury. You have to wonder what this means for Georgia. Missouri may have assured themselves of getting into the SEC Championship game and still only having two losses by beating Texas A&M.
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