Predicting Sunday's SEC headlines after Week 12 action
Is the SEC East officially wrapped up, or does the topsy turvy division have one more trick when Tennessee meets Vanderbilt in Week 13?
Did the Georgia black jerseys live up to the hype?
Which backup quarterback had the best performance?
All those questions and more will be answered by the time the coffee is poured and Sunday School begins in the morning.
On to Week 12 and what you can expect to see in Sunday’s SEC headlines:
Louisiana-Lafayette at Georgia: Back in black
The pregame buzz of the much talked-about black jerseys carries Georgia to an easy win over the Ragin’ Cajuns. Isaac Nauta and Isaiah McKenzie turn in big games as the Bulldogs wear the jerseys for the first time since 2008.
Texas San Antonio at Texas A&M: Slide stops here
Despite a banged up roster, the Aggies temporarily stop another season of second-half disappointment with a romp over the Roadrunners to set up a showdown with LSU on Thanksgiving.
Florida at LSU: Lost game, lost opportunity
Florida’s hopes to return to Atlanta for the second consecutive season were dashed by the one-two punch of the Derrius Guice and Leonard Fournette, who make hay against the depleted Florida defense. The few times he’s needed, Danny Etling delivers on third down.
Missouri at Tennessee: Destination Atlanta?
On the strength of two Josh Malone TDs, Butch Jones pours some gumbo for the post-game meal to celebrate the Vols being on the verge of their first trip back to the SEC Championship since 2007. After pounding Mizzou, all that stands in the Vols’ way is a win over Vanderbilt.
Western Carolina at South Carolina: Bentley drives Gamecocks to bowl game
Gamecocks restore order against the overmatched Catamounts as Jake Bentley’s legend grows with two TD passes to Deebo Samuel to clinch a bowl berth and set up an intriguing Palmetto State Showdown next week.
Austin Peay at Kentucky: Bowling with Big Blue Nation
Mark Stoops finally erases the bowl drought in games in which the Wildcats could become bowl eligible. The overmatched Governors stood no chance versus the Stanley “Boom” Williams and Benny Snell Jr. Show.
Arkansas at Mississippi State: Skid no more: Hogs prevail
Arkansas’ four-game losing streak in the series goes by the wayside as Austin Allen puts on one of his best games, with three TDs and a rushing score. The win also turns out the lights on the Dan Mullen 2014 memory tour.
Chattanooga at Alabama: Fine-tuned and ready for Iron Bowl
The Crimson Tide roll to a five-TD victory on the strength of big plays from ArDarius Stewart and Damien Harris, who finds the end zone for just the second and third time this season. Any remaining attention not already tuned to the Iron Bowl now commences.
Ole Miss at Vanderbilt: Shea shines in encore
Coming off a dazzling debut at Kyle Field, Shea Patterson has a much easier time for the once-struggling Rebels as they pull away from the pesky Commodores late. Favorite target Evan Engram records a seventh game with at least six catches in the win.