College GameDay crew picks biggest SEC games of Rivalry Week
College GameDay traveled to Columbus, Ohio for the top-5 rivalry showdown between Ohio State and Michigan. While “The Game” dominated the show, the picks segment featured a couple of SEC Rivalry Week showdowns.
Reve Davis, Desmond Howard, Pat McAfee, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit were joined by former Ohio State standout linebacker A.J. Hawk to pick the biggest games of Week 13. The crew shared their thoughts on a couple of regular-season finale “bowl” games.
The Palmetto Bowl features South Carolina at No. 7 Clemson. The Gamecocks knocked Tennessee out of the College Football Playoff picture in Week 12 with a 63-38 blowout upset win in Columbia. Shane Beamer’s squad has the chance to eliminate another orange rival from the CFP picture if it can hand Clemson a second loss.
In the Iron Bowl, No. 8 Alabama and Auburn meet in Tuscaloosa. Alabama looks to be out of the CFP race as a 2-loss team with no chance to win the SEC, but the Crimson Tide will be playing for pride. Auburn, meanwhile, needs to pull off the big upset to secure bowl eligibility.
Here’s how the picks went on GameDay:
South Carolina at Clemson
- Howard: Clemson
- McAfee: Clemson
- Hawk: Clemson
- Corso: Clemson
- Herbstreit: Clemson
Alabama vs. Auburn
- Howard: Alabama
- McAfee: Alabama
- Hawk: Alabama
- Corso: Alabama
- Herbstreit: Alabama