“SEC football is just a whole different lifestyle. It’s a tradition.”
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.
Alabama got a hand on the ball, which wobbled into the arms of a Georgia receiver who wasn’t supposed to catch it. Unable to get off another play, the Crimson Tide will now roll into the BCS Championship game.
Mike Gillislee took a screen pass and went 45 yards for a touchdown, and No. 8 Florida survived a scare to beat Southeastern Conference newcomer Missouri 14-7 on Saturday.
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.
Shawn Williams’ criticism will be remembered as a challenge.
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.
Florida Atlantic scored only one touchdown against lower-division Wagner.