TaxSlayer Gator Bowl hopes for ‘Noles, Irish, Gators or Gamecocks

Three crazy days of college football in the SEC and ACC — beginning with Mississippi State’s win over Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl and ending with Texas A&M upsetting SEC West Champion LSU — didn’t do much to keep the focus on the Possible to sharpen TaxSlayer Gator Bowl matchup on December 30th.

The game at TIAA Bank Field (3:30 p.m. ESPN) will be an SEC team versus an ACC team.

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The Gator Bowl appears to be the ACC’s turn to assign the championship game loser between Clemson (10-2) and North Carolina (9-3), Florida State (9-3), NC State (8-4). ) or Notre Dame (8-4) — which falls into the ACC Bowl rotation if it doesn’t make the college football playoff or a game on the sixth day of the new year.