SEC teams have developed a reputation as the best conference in all of college football, but even some the conference’s best teams are privy to an upset during the season.

Whether it’s in a true conference game or against a non-conference opponent, teams have to be on their game week in and week out to avoid any sort of letdown against inferior teams. The 2014 season still had a number of upsets featuring SEC teams and we took a look at the biggest upsets of the year.

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No. 3 Alabama (17), No. 11 Ole Miss (23)

Alabama came into this game as only a 4.5-point favorite against the Ole Miss Rebels, so an Ole Miss victory wasn’t out of the question. However, it was the Rebels’ inability to win these kind of big games in the pass that brought about doubt that Ole Miss could actually beat the Crimson Tide.

Thanks to a flurry of big plays in the fourth quarter, Ole Miss took advantage of an Alabama fumble and scored the game-winning touchdown with just under three minutes left, but a blocked PAT left the door open for Alabama to potentially score a game-winning touchdown.

But it wasn’t meant to be for the Crimson Tide as Mississippi defensive back Senquez Golson intercepted an errant Blake Sims throw in the back of the end zone and pure chaos ensued as Ole Miss fans rushed the field following a season-defining win for the Rebels.


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Indiana (31) at No. 18 Missouri (27)

Several of Missouri’s wins this season haven’t been pretty, but I’m pretty sure nobody envisioned the Tigers having any sort of trouble with the Indiana Hoosiers. Missouri was without arguably its best player in defensive end Markus Golden and it appeared to have a huge effect on the defense.

Indiana’s offense had no trouble moving the football on Missouri, racking up 503 yards. Despite going just 1-for-14 on third-down conversions, Indiana still scored 31 points and engineered a game-winning drive with the go-ahead touchdown at just 22 seconds left in the game.

Missouri was able to recover from the loss and go on to win the SEC East, but Indiana finished the season just 4-8 overall and 1-7 in Big 10 play.

Texas A&M (41) at No. 3 Auburn (38)

Texas A&M appeared to be reeling heading into this matchup at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Aggies had recently switched quarterbacks and true freshman Kyle Allen didn’t exactly impress in his first start, scoring only 21 points against UL Monroe.

Auburn seemed to be heading in the opposite direction as the No. 3 ranked team in the country, fresh off two big wins against South Carolina and Ole Miss.

But the Aggies came out firing and jumped out to a 35-17 lead at halftime. Auburn made a frivolous push in the second half, scoring 21 points but it wasn’t enough as the Aggies completed the upset on the Plains. Kyle Allen earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors thanks to 297 passing yards and four touchdowns against the defending SEC Champions.

No. 16 Georgia Tech (30) at No. 9 Georgia (24)

No Gurley, no problem.

That was the mantra of the Georgia Bulldogs, a team who had lost its star running back just a few weeks prior to an ACL injury. True freshman running back Nick Chubb had exceeded expectations in his expanded role and was expected to carry the ‘Dawgs over their in-state rival Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

Despite being only seven spots away from one another in the rankings, Georgia was a 12.5-point favorite over Georgia Tech. The ‘Dawgs appeared on their way to a big first quarter lead, but two goal line fumbles kept Georgia Tech in the game.

UGA eventually re-took the lead in the fourth quarter with only 18 seconds left, but in shocking fashion, the Yellow Jackets tied the game up after a poor coaching decision led to a Georgia squib kick.

Georgia Tech took advantage of the favorable field position and hit a 52-yard FG at the end of regulation and then won in OT after Hutson Mason threw an INT to seal the loss for the ‘Dawgs.

Florida (38) vs. No. 11 Georgia (20)

The Gators were in the midst of coaching turmoil and fresh off an embarrassing 42-13 blowout loss to Missouri at the Swamp. Georgia, who had won five straight, was expected to roll in The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.

Surprisingly, however, it was Florida who ran over Georgia … literally. Behind a powerful running game, the Gators racked up an incredible 445 rushing yards and scored 38 points. The shocking thing about Florida’s offensive success was the lack of balance within its game plan as the Gators threw the ball just six times all game.

Georgia’s normally stout run defense was no match for the Gators’ running backs — Kelvin Taylor and Matt Jones — who combined for 389 yards between the two. The win by Florida earned Muschamp some extra time as Florida’s head coach and put Georgia behind the 8-ball in regard to its chances of winning the SEC East.