SEC weekend takeaways, bowl scenarios

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:

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.