Top plays from bowl season in the SEC
The SEC had a hugely successful bowl season — setting a record with eight conference wins – and with one game still to play, the conference is has a shot at bringing home another national championship, which would be the league’s eighth since 2007.
Here are some of the best plays from bowl season in the SEC:
Texas Bowl – Texas Tech defenders back away from Leonard Fournette
I can’t blame these guys for this.
Birmingham Bowl – Auburn turns away Paxton Lynch and changes the game
For as well as Auburn’s defense played in Wednesday’s Birmingham Bowl, there was a moment at which it might be undone — Memphis was driving and facing 3rd-and-goal at Auburn’s 6-yard line.
They didn’t threaten again.
Citrus Bowl – Razzle dazzle for 6
Florida didn’t look great on New Year’s Day, but their one touchdown was pretty sweet.
Belk Bowl – Prescott’s sendoff
Not a “play,” but Dak Prescott’s heartfelt ovation from Mississippi State fans at the end of a record-breaking performance against NC State was a highlight of bowl season.
Outback Bowl – Dobbs, Hurd eviscerate Northwestern
You’re on notice for 2016, SEC.
Sugar Bowl – Laremy Tunsil and the Fat Guy Touchdown
Best LT in #CFB catch TDs Too! Laremy Tunsil #HottyToddy #SugarBowl2016 pic.twitter.com/F1PouoP8SZ
— Coach Warren VP (@DemetricDWarren) January 2, 2016
Taxslayer Bowl – The Wild Dog
This game was kind of a slog, until UGA found some Magic from Terry Godwin.
[ESPN Video] T. Godwin pass,to M. Mitchell for 44 yds for a TD, (M. Morgan KICK): Terry Godwin pass comp… https://t.co/CjfZUL9Xjw #UGA
— Georgia Bulldogs (@BR_UGABulldogs) January 2, 2016
Cotton Bowl – Meet Calvin Ridley
Officials waved off this TD at first, but the decision was overturned on replay.
The touchdown broke the game open; one possession later, Ridley buried the Spartans with a 50-yard TD reception.
Bonus shot from this game: Nick Saban and C-Murder
But, please, please, PLEASE, nobody tell him the lyrics to this song.
The barn can have their 7-6 Dab, I'll take this 13-1 headed to the national championship dance. https://t.co/fDHl1Xx83r
— Nathan Sanders (@Nsanders3) January 1, 2016
Liberty Bowl – Love me some Alex Collins
The Razorbacks running back puts the exclamation point on a record-setting season.