Predicting SEC headlines after Week 13 action
Nicknames and bowl games will be on the mind of players, coaches and fans alike this weekend as they try to make new memories in age-old rivalries. Will coaches gain contract extensions, upgrade a bowl position, or end a losing streak to the most important opponent on the schedule?
It’s time to see what the next-morning headlines will tell us after Week 13. Warning: It’s about to get crazy:
LSU at Texas A&M: Tigers extend Aggies streak
The bounce-back Tigers again avoid a second consecutive loss, and extend their winning streak over Texas A&M to six games. Malachi Dupre turns in his second 100-yard receiving game this season as the Aggies deal with another second-half swoon.
Arkansas at Missouri: Hogs hit 50 again
The SEC’s leading rusher, Rawleigh Williams III, tops 150 yards for the second consecutive game, and chips in two touchdowns as Arkansas gashes the SEC’s worst rush defense. Much less was on the line for Missouri than last year, and it showed, as the Tigers end the season losing seven of eight.
Georgia Tech at Georgia: Clean Old Fashioned Stuffing
Bulldogs bottle up Jackets’ option attack to improve bowl position. It’s the seventh win for Georgia in the past eight games in the series. Dominick Sanders recovers two fumbles to pave the way to a raucous Sanford Stadium.
Kentucky at Louisville: Cats carve up streak, upgrade bowl position
The Wildcats pour on their multi-pronged rushing attack and control the time of possession away from Lamar Jackson to snap Louisville’s five-game winning streak in the Governor’s Cup.
Mississippi State at Ole Miss: Bulldogs crack, scramble Rebels’ bowl hopes
Nick Fitzgerald takes advantage of the soft Ole Miss defense, and Shea Patterson’s comeback hopes fall flat as the spirited 2014 season seems a lifetime ago. Bowl season will be without both of the Magnolia State teams.
Auburn at Alabama: War upset: Tigers snap Tide’s 23-game win streak
Even without Kamryn Pettway, the Tigers use Kerryon Johnson’s fourth 100-yard game this season to shock Alabama and the college football world. Johnson adds a late second-half kickoff return for a TD as Jalen Hurts couldn’t recover from two early turnovers.
South Carolina at Clemson: Jake jolts Tigers
Jake Bentley continues his storybook freshman season with a three-touchdown performance at Clemson. Deebo Samuel catches two touchdowns and Rico Dowdle runs out the clock as the Gamecocks snap a two-game losing streak in the series.
Tennessee at Vanderbilt: Pour some Sugar on Vols?
Vols extend winning streak in Vanderbilt series to three games as John Kelly scores three touchdowns in a tight finish. While Butch Jones keeps an eye on the championship of life, Vols focus on angling for a Sugar Bowl berth.
Florida at Florida State: Cook contained as Gators turn to Tide
With Jimbo Fisher rumored to be heading to LSU, the Gators snap a three-game losing streak in the series, bottle up Dalvin Cook, aim to duplicate this effort next week in the Georgia Dome.