There’s nothing like Rivalry Week in the SEC.
There’s a different feeling in the air. No matter what the record of the two teams entering the game, everyone has a chance to win.
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Arkansas was supposed to be the last team Missouri played this season, but after a win, the Tigers go bowling. South Carolina didn’t have to beat Clemson to get into a bowl game, but a win over the Tigers on the road for the first time since 2000 doesn’t hurt their feelings at all.
The tide rolled against Cadillac in the Iron Bowl, Tennessee brought the Commodores back to earth, and Texas A&M ended LSU’s college football playoff hopes.
There was uncertainty in the air before the Egg Bowl was played on Thursday night as rumors swirled about Lane Kiffin heading to Auburn. That uneasy feeling lingered throughout the game as the rain fell and the Bulldogs kept scoring. Mike Leach emerged victorious, bringing the Egg Bowl trophy back to Starkville.
The Missouri Tigers go bowling! After a regular season of what-if games, Brady Cook and the Tigers defeated Arkansas at home to earn their sixth win and earn a bowl game berth. This Tiger team is better than their record suggests. They’re about five games away from being one of the best teams in the SEC.
The Florida State Seminoles defeated the Florida Gators for the first time since 2017. In the highest-scoring game in series history, Jordan Travis made a lot of plays with his legs and the Seminole defense stood strong when it needed it most. The Gators finish their first regular season under Billy Napier 6-6.
Georgia Tech batted first, but Georgia would have the last laugh as the Dogs wrapped up their undefeated regular season. Georgia will travel to Atlanta next week to face LSU in the SEC championship game.
Projector ball. The Gamecocks’ last two wins have come against two teams from the top ten (Tennessee and Clemson). The win knocks Clemson out of the college football playoff picture. This is the first time Carolina has won at Clemson since 2000.
Will Levis and Chris Rodriguez both had spectacular days as the Kentucky Wildcats clinched the deal against the Louisville Cardinals. A nice bounce back win for Kentucky after losing their last two games to Vanderbilt and Georgia.
The iron bowl. It’s the best rivalry game in college football. It doesn’t matter how each team’s record enters the game, everyone has a chance to win. In what may be the final game of Bryce Young and Will Anderson at Bryant Denny Stadium, The Tide defeated Cadillac Williams and the Auburn Tigers 49-27. Now Alabama will wait and see if they can sneak into the CFP.
Texas A&M shattered LSU’s dreams of making the college football playoffs when the Aggies handed the Tigers their third loss of the year. Devon Achane rushed 38 times for 215 yards and two touchdowns to take the lead.
No hendon hooker, no problem. The Tennessee Volunteers smoked the Vanderbilt Commodores 56-0. Vandy was high after back-to-back SEC wins, but the Vols brought her back to earth.