Day 8 of the 12 Days of Christmas
On the 8th day of Christmas my true love sent to me; 8 Bowl Wins for the SEC, 7 Happy Coaches, 6 in a Row, 5 Men’s Basketball NCAA Tournament invites, 4 National Championships for LSU, 3 Bowl Wins for Vandy, 2 New Teams, and One Rematch
The SEC has 9 teams that are currently bowling, and Santa is giving 8 of them a bowl win this Christmas. These nine teams include; Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Arkansas, Alabama, and LSU. We must point out that the possibility of 8 wins for the SEC comes with the rematch of the National Championship including two of the nine teams. The SEC will make history if Santa’s gift comes true and the SEC can win all 8 bowl games. The guys in Vegas are projecting the SEC to win 8, as well as SEC teams being favored in all 8 games. The SEC’s bowl season will officially start on December 30, 2011 and run thru the National Championship game on January 9, 2012.
Now let’s cover what to watch for during SEC bowl season.
Mississippi State (6-6) vs. Wake Forest (6-6) – December 30, 2011 6:40 P.M. EST. on ESPN
This game will kick off the SEC Bowl Season in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl in Nashville, TN at LP Field. Vegas Insiders currently have the Bulldogs favored by 6.5 over the Demon Deacons.
Vanderbilt (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3)- December 31, 2011 3:30 P.M. EST on ABC
The AutoZone Liberty Bowl selected a great matchup in this game between the Dores and the Bearcats. It will be played at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, TN. Vegas Insiders currently have the Dores a 2 point favorite over the Bearcats.
Auburn (7-5) vs. Virginia (8-4)- December 31, 2011 7:30 P.M. EST on ESPN
The Chick Fil-A Bowl in Atlanta, GA will kick off with an unbelievable ACC vs. SEC matchup at the Georgia Dome. Virginia is having one of their best seasons in recent history, and the Tigers are a team looking for two new coordinators. Vegas Insiders currently have the Tigers at a 1.5 point favorite over the Cavilers.
Georgia (10-3) vs. Michigan State (10-3)- January 2, 2012 1:00 P.M. EST on ABC
The Outback Bowl and the City of Tampa Bay have a great matchup at Raymond James Stadium with the Bulldogs and the Spartans. Both teams are coming off loses in their respective championship games, and the Vegas Insiders have the Bulldogs favored by 2 over the Spartans.
Florida (6-6) vs. Ohio State (6-6)- January 2, 2012 1:00 P.M. EST on ESPN2 T
he Gator Bowl will welcome the in-state Gators, and the Buckeyes to Jacksonville, FL at Everbank Field. The game has been deemed the “Urban Bowl” as the former Gator coach, Urban Meyer just took the head coach job for the Buckeyes. The Vegas Insiders have the Gators favored by 1.5 over the Buckeyes.
South Carolina (10-2) vs. Nebraska (9-3)- January 2, 2012 1:00 P.M. EST on ESPN
The Capital One Bowl in Orlando, FL will host the Gamecocks and the Cornhuskers at Citrus Bowl Stadium. South Carolina recently just lost their defensive coordinator, but the Vegas Insiders have the Gamecocks favored by 2 over the Cornhuskers.
Arkansas (10-2) vs. Kansas State (10-2)- January 6, 2012 8:00 P.M. EST FOX
The Cotton Bowl lucked out and got a great matchup between two teams that should be playing each other in the Sugar Bowl. Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX should be sold out for this one and the Vegas Insiders really like the Hogs and have them favored by 8.5.
LSU (13-0) vs. Alabama (11-1)- January 9, 2012 8:30 P.M. EST ESPN
The BCS National Championship got the rematch of a lifetime. When the New Orleans Superdome hosts the Tigers in any fashion you can expect a huge party, but do not be surprised if there are just as many Crimson Tide fans there looking for the same thing. Vegas Insiders currently have the game as a “pick em’”. That is a look at the SEC bowl season in a flash. Santa is looking to make 8 SEC teams have a very Happy New Year, and for that last game Santa only guaranteed a SEC win.