Barring a complete collapse against the Auburn Tigers, the Alabama Crimson Tide is likely headed back to Atlanta for the SEC Championship in early December. Who the Crimson Tide will play from the SEC East may not be decided until the final week of the regular season.
Things are heading downhill in a hurry in Gainesville after the Florida Gators lost again to arch-rival Georgia, 23-20 Saturday evening. The loss dropped the Gators to 4-4 on the season and puts their backs against the wall to find two more victories to become bowl eligible for the 23rd consecutive year.
While the Florida Gators will have their hands full against the LSU Tigers on Saturday, Gators fans may want to keep one eye on the game in Athens, Georgia between the Missouri Tigers and the Georgia Bulldogs.
Aaron Murray threw four touchdown passes, including a 25-yarder to Justin Scott-Wesley with 1:47 remaining, and No. 9 Georgia rallied to beat No. 6 LSU 44-41 in a thrilling game between Southeastern Conference powerhouses Saturday.
Aaron Murray threw for 309 yards and four touchdowns, Georgia’s beleaguered defense finally came up with a stop, and the 11th-ranked Bulldogs defeated No. 6 South Carolina 41-30 on Saturday for an early edge in the Southeastern Conference East.
The Florida Gators came out flat and never were able to get going in last weekend’s loss to the Georgia Bulldogs in Jacksonville. That’s left Florida hungry and ready to take out their frustration on someone, which happens to be the Missouri Tigers on Saturday.
The Florida Gators are perfectly situated to make a big run at the national championship in 2012, but they have a huge hurdle on Saturday when they meet the Georgia Bulldogs in a game where the Gators can clinch the SEC Eastern Division.
Coming off an impressive fourth quarter domination of the Missouri Tigers, the Georgia Bulldogs are looking to take out any lingering frustration on the Florida Atlantic Owls this Saturday.
Florida (16-5, 5-2) trailed 51-42 early in the second half, but went on a 13-1 run to take a 55-52 lead. The game was tight from there, with five lead changes. But the Bulldogs pushed ahead in the final minute, making 6 of 6 free throws to seal the victory.
Mark Richt says he has no interest in rejoining his alma mater as coach.
He said leaving Georgia for another job — even at his alma mater, is out of the question.