The SEC finally gets to go bowling.
Ten of the conference’s 14 teams — sorry, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida and Arkansas — are in bowls, beginning with today’s Music City Bowl between Ole Miss and Georgia Tech. You can read more about that one here.
Here are the other bowls with SEC teams:
Mississippi State vs. Rice, 4 p.m. Tuesday
Thought: Don’t overlook Rice. The Owls won 10 games, but the Bulldogs were rejuvenated by the return of QB Dak Prescott from an injury.
Texas A&M vs. Duke, 8 p.m. Tuesday
Thought: Duke has had an amazing season, but the Blue Devils won’t be able to corral Johnny Manziel.
Georgia vs. Nebraska, noon Wednesday
Thought: Battle of Backup QBs between Hutson Mason and Nebraska’s Tommy Armstrong Jr.
LSU vs. Iowa, 1 p.m. Wednesday
Thought: LSU has had more than a month to prepare QB Anthony Jennings (who is from Marietta) for this game.
Capital One Bowl
South Carolina vs. Wisconsin, 1 p.m. Wednesday
Thought: If you like defense and good running backs, then this is the game for you. Look for South Carolina QB Connor Shaw to be the difference.
Alabama vs. Oklahoma, 8:30 p.m. Jan. 2
Thought: Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has been one of the SEC’s biggest detractors. The Tide can shut his mouth in QB AJ McCarron’s final game.
Missouri vs. Oklahoma State, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3
Thought: Two teams that almost reached the BCS National Championship game have to settle for this game.
Vanderbilt vs. Houston, 1 p.m. Jan. 4
Thought: Look for outstanding WRs in Houston’s Deontay Greenberry and Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews.
BCS National Championship Game
Auburn vs. Florida State, 8:30 p.m. Jan. 6
Thought: I’ll have more on this game as we get closer, but can Auburn match the offensive execution it showed in dismantling Missouri in the SEC title game?
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