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SEC Week 12 Preview, Top Games, Bowl Projections

Week 12 of the SEC is light on big matchups but there are plenty of games that will have a big impact on the SEC bowl picture as we close in on the last couple of weeks on the conference schedule.

Georgia still is the SEC and National Championship favorite as they continued their impressive defensive streak of not allowing an opponent to score more than 17 points in a game this season after beating Tennessee on the road 41-17. If you want to get in on the SEC action this weekend check out our Betting Offers page for a list of new user promotions.

Week 11 Highlights

Ole Miss gets past Texas A&M

Ole Miss

Ole Miss is in a good position to make it into a legit New Years day bowl

Ole Miss got off to a great start against the Aggies last week and cruised to a 29-19 win at home on national TV. College Gameday got things kicked off in Oxford and Matt Corral had another big game and looks like he will be included as one of the four finalists at the Heisman Trophy ceremony next month. Ole Miss moves to 8-2 and is in prime position to play in one of the New Years Six Bowl games like the Sugar or Peach Bowl.

Georgia Rolls Past Tennessee

Tennessee got out to a 10-7 first-quarter lead but Tennessee outscored the Vols 34-7 over the last three quarters as the Dawgs athleticism was too much for Tennessee to handle. Georgia looks like they will cruise to a 12-0 record and has a chance to go down in history as one of the most dominant teams of all time if they can finish the season 14-0.

Week 12 Top Games

Arkansas vs. Alabama (-20.5)

Alabama Football

Alabama still controls their own destiny and could end up as the 1 seed if they beat Georgia

One of the best games in the SEC schedule this weekend is Arkansas heading to Tuscaloosa to take on an Alabama team that can wrap up the West with a victory. Arkansas has had a solid season and has the big guys on the offensive and defensive line that can hang with Alabama and keep this game close. Don’t be surprised if this game is close going into the 4th quarter with Alabama pulling away late in front of the home crowd.

Florida vs. Missouri

The Gators got by Samford 70-52 in a wild game that had many calling for Dan Mullen to lose his job after the poor defensive performance. The Gators need to turn things around in a hurry and the game against Missouri is basically a must-win for Mullen if he wants to salvage his job. Florida was not long ago seen as one of the best jobs in the country due to the access to top recruiting and weather and the Gators have slowly fallen back to the middle of the pack since Urban Meyer left the program.

SEC Bowl Picture

Georgia: Orange Bowl vs. Oregon

If Georgia finishes off their schedule with two wins and then gets by Alabama in the SEC title game they will be a lock for the top seed and will head to the Orange Bowl where they will likely face Oregon, Cincinnati, Michigan State, or Michigan. Georgia would probably be a 15 point favorite against any of those teams although Cincinnati did keep their game close in the Peach Bowl last year and only lost 21-24 so that could be a fun one to watch.

Alabama: Sugar Bowl vs. Oklahoma

I have a tough time seeing Alabama getting past Georgia as the Bulldogs will be playing somewhat of a home game in Atlanta in the SEC championship game. That would leave Alabama out of the CFP picture and they would likely fall to the Sugar Bowl where they will take on the Big 12’s top team.

Ole Miss: Peach or Fiesta Bowl

Ole Miss is likely going to finish 10-2 which will put them in prime position to land in either the Peach or Fiesta Bowl if Alabama falls to Georgia. The Peach Bowl will likely choose Ole Miss as they would bring over a big crowd from Oxford and they will likely take on the ACC’s top team Wake Forest.

Other SEC Bowl Projections:

  • Citrus: Texas A&M
  • Outback: Arkansas
  • Gator: Kentucky
  • Texas: Mississippi State
  • Mayo: Tennessee
  • Music City: Florida
  • Liberty: Missouri
  • Birmingham: Auburn
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