It is officially the last week of the college football regular season in SEC country. While it is sad that the season is almost over, Rivalry Week offers some outstanding matchups to look forward to as well as Thanksgiving this Thursday. I’ll preview the big upcoming slate of games in the SEC later in the week, but in this article, we’re going to look at this past weekend and look at the conference’s bowl scenarios.
We start with the weekend that was in the SEC. The biggest storyline from this past Saturday was the clinching of the SEC East by Florida thanks to a goal line stand at No. 25 LSU. Check out the video of the final play below:
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) November 19, 2016
With the surprising win over LSU, Jim McElwain’s team gets the reward of going to Atlanta to face Alabama. Have fun. The Gators should be blown out. Frankly, I don’t think Alabama will lose all year. We might as well crown them national champs in my opinion.
Anyway, the rest of the games in the SEC weren’t very surprising as far as results go except for the shocking 38-17 win by Vanderbilt over freshman quarterback phenom Shea Patterson and Ole Miss. Congrats to Derek Mason by the way. If the Commodores find a way to beat Tennessee this coming Saturday, they will go to the postseason for the first time since 2013 and the first time under Mason.
Speaking of getting to a bowl game, that’s the perfect segway to Fallen Pylon’s SEC Bowl Projections.
CFB Playoff – Alabama
Sugar Bowl – Oklahoma vs. Auburn
Independence Bowl – Wake Forest vs. Vanderbilt
Texas Bowl – TCU vs. Texas A&M
Birmingham Bowl – Houston vs. South Carolina
Belk Bowl – Virginia Tech vs. Georgia
Liberty Bowl – Baylor vs. Ole Miss
Music City Bowl -Iowa vs. Arkansas
Citrus Bowl – North Carolina vs. Tennessee
TaxSlayer Bowl – Miami vs. LSU
Outback Bowl – Wisconsin vs. Florida
Kentucky goes somewhere on the bowl slate. I’ll leave it to the higher-ups to figure it out. Be sure to come back to Fallen Pylons for our Rivalry Week Special. That’s all folks.