Sunday, November 25, 2012
Georgia and Alabama's wins Saturday helped complete the BCS picture.
The SEC Championship Game between Alabama and Georgia will be televised at 4 p.m. December 1 on CBS. --- Things went as expected in SEC football action Saturday (November 23), and Notre Dame also won to set up the BCS National Championship scene. The Fighting irish, ranked No. 1 in the BCS standings, completed an 11-0 season Saturday night with a 22-13 victory over rival USC. In the SEC, Georgia smacked Georgia Tech 42-10, and Alabama walloped Auburn 49-0. The Crimson Tide (No. 2 in BCS) thus clinched the SEC West title and will play Georgia (No. 3 in BCS) for the SEC title in Atlanta on December 1. The SEC champion then likely will get the bid to play the Irish for the BCS title January 7 in Miami. This already is quite a turnaround for …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Looking at the final regular-season weekend of SEC action.
All eyes will be on Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday for the annual Auburn-Alabama rivalry. This is always a fierce one, and this year it carries strong implications for the SEC title and BCS national championship picture. Alabama can clinch the SEC West title with a win. And no one is giving Auburn, winless in the SEC this year, much of a chance. (Game time: 3:30 p.m., CBS). Shades of 1972. That year, Alabama was heavily favored over Auburn when the teams met. But in one of the most memorable upsets in college football history, Auburn blocked two punts, returning them both for touchdowns in a 17-16 victory. The plays were strikingly similar: Auburn's Bill Newton broke through to block both punts, and Auburn DB David Langner picked them both …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Is the contest between the undefeated Bulldogs and the undefeated Gamecocks the biggest SEC game ever, or just this season, or just this week, or just in South Carolina?
Attention, people outside of Georgia and South Carolina: Do not call, email, text, Facebook or even knock on the doors of people inside Georgia and South Carolina between the hours of 7 and 11 p.m. on Saturday. They will be busy. The states' two undefeated SEC football teams will face off in an increasingly intense rivalry that will determine bragging rights around these parts for another year, and maybe a lot more than that. Want to talk a little smack with South Carolina fans? Join our Patch cross-state conversation. “It’s a big, big game right now,” the Macon Telegraph quotes Georgia head coach Mark Richt saying. “When you start playing this deep into the conference season and you’ve got two undefeated, it’s huge.” Who's got the edge …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Patch editors Chris Winston in South Carolina and Steve Burns in Georgia talk a little smack about which team will win Saturday's big SEC football game.
There may not be anything more important this weekend in Georgia and South Carolina than what’s fixin’ to take place Saturday in Columbia. When the Gamecocks and Bulldogs square off in Williams-Brice Stadium Saturday at 7 p.m. (ESPN) in the biggest SEC football matchup of the season. It may be the biggest game in series history. Both are 5-0 overall, 3-0 in the SEC. Both have national championship aspirations. And both have rabid fan bases that are not afraid to talk a little trash. Patch, which has 59 websites serving local communities in the two states, decided it wants to weigh in on the big game. Patch staffers Chris Winston of South Carolina and Steve Burns of Georgia offer up their own trash talk on the rivalry and the big game, and …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Second-ranked LSU taken to the limit at Auburn on Saturday where blowouts ruled the day.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Week 4 SEC Football Scores LSU 12, Auburn 10 Georgia 48, Vanderbilt 3 South Carolina 31, Missouri 10 Florida 38, Kentucky 0 Alabama 40, Florida Atlantic 7 Ole Miss 39, Tulane 0 Rutgers 35, Arkansas 26 Texas A&M 70, South Carolina State 14 Mississippi State 30, South Alabama 10 Tennessee 47, Akron 26 Material from the SEC office was used in this report.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Georgia wins easily, as does Alabama, LSU and South Carolina. Check out the video of Western Kentucky's win over Kentucky.
Georgia 56, Florida Atlantic 20: The seventh-ranked Bulldogs (3-0) set a school record with 713 total yards in dispatching 41 ½-point underdog Florida Atlantic (1-2). Quarterback Aaron Murray passed for a career-high 342 yards and accounted for four touchdowns — two rushing and two passing. "The best legacy you can leave is winning games and winning championships," Murray told the Associated Press, as posted on ajc.com. "I want to be known for that — not just for throwing touchdowns and having a good game here and there.” Freshmen running backs Todd Gurley (111) and Keith Marshall (104) each broke 100 yards rushing. Florida Atlantic scored touchdowns on its first two possessions and forced a 14-14 tie before Georgia turned it on. Florida …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Taking a look at the Southeastern Conference football schedule for Sept. 15.
It may not have the appeal of the 1990s, when Steve Spurrier and Phillip Fulmer patrolled the sidelines for Florida and Tennessee. But this Saturday's Gators-Vols game in Knoxville can claim to be the top SEC matchup of the weekend. And there's still a bit of coaching intrigue. Will Muschamp (Florida) and Derek Dooley (Tennessee) both were assistant coaches under Nick Saban at LSU. So we'll see who gets bragging rights for the next year. -- How will your favorite SEC team fare this weekend? Tell us in the comments below. The teams are ranked in the Top 25 (Florida 18th, Tennessee 23rd), and both are on Georgia's schedule later in the year. So stay tuned. Speaking of the Bulldogs, they are sitting at No. 7 (AP) after last week's 41-20 win …