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SEC Season Recap

SEC Season Recap

The SEC finished up the season last week with a weekend of exciting games. Bowl season is underway and the initial schedule saw 12 out of 14 SEC teas making the postseason. Alabama was crowned the SEC Champion and we look ahead now to the final games of the season.

Standings

SEC Final Recap
SEC Standings

The season wrapped up this past weekend with no real changes in the standings. LSU’s win over Ole Miss would have had the Tigers above the Rebels in the standings outside of the vacated postseason. Alabama knocked off Florida for the SEC title and now the conference is bowl bound.

Rankings

  • No.1 Alabama (11-0)
  • No.5 Texas A&M (8-1)
  • No.7 Florida (8-3)
  • No.9 Georgia (7-2) -1

Alabama and Florida remained stagnant despite Florida losing last week. The loss was a closely contested effort and had no impact on the College Football Playoff rankings. Georgia dropped one spot behind Cincinnati after being idle. And Texas A&M also saw no movement after the win against Tennessee.

Week 13 Recap

Texas A&M started off the day with a big win over Tennessee. The Vols kept it close in the first half but the Aggies ran away with it in the second half for the 34-13 win. Isaiah Spiller and Ainias Smith led the ground game with a combined 159 yards and two touchdowns along with 10 catches for 89 yards and a touchdown.

LSU used their 6-1 turnover margin to knock off Ole Miss late 53-48. Matt Corral had another turnover ridden day with five interceptions and a fumble. Without his top targets Elijah Moore and Kenny Yeboah, who opted out, Corral continues to struggle to read his progressions.

SEC Season Recap
Alabama won the SEC Championship game for the fifth time in the last seven years. (Photo by alligatorarmy.com.)

Mississippi State’s continued to ride their momentum against Missouri with a statement win 51-32. The Bulldogs ran for a rare 151 yards led by Jo’Quavious Marks’s 70 yards and a touchdown. Mississippi State finished the season 2-3 and were very competitive in the three losses.

Florida nearly shocked the nation with a chance to knock off Alabama in the final minutes. The Gators failed to recover the onside kick in the final minutes and fell just short 52-46. Kyle Trask had big day with 408 passing yards and three touchdowns to go with another touchdown on the ground.

SEC Bowl Matchups

Initially 12 of the 14 SEC teams received bowl bids. Tennessee and South Carolina have since opted out of the postseason due to COVID-19 and roster issues. LSU was also left out due to the self imposed postseason ban this year.

  • December 30th Music City Bowl: No.15 Iowa vs Missouri
  • December 30th Cotton Bowl: No.7 Florida vs No.6 Oklahoma
  • December 31st Armed Forces Bowl: No.24 Tulsa vs Mississippi State
  • December 31st Texas Bowl: Arkansas vs TCU
  • January 1st No.9 Georgia vs No.8 Cincinnati
  • January 1st Citrus Bowl: Auburn vs No.14 Northwestern
  • January 1st Rose Bowl: No.4 Notre Dame vs No.1 Alabama
  • January 2nd Gator Bowl: No.23 NC State vs Kentucky
  • January 2nd Outback Bowl: Ole Miss vs No.11 Indiana
  • January 2nd Orange Bowl: No.5 Texas A&M vs No.13 North Carolina

 

 

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