Kevin Norwood

SEC Week 9 Recap and Awards

South Carolina prevails in the Battle of Columbia
SEC Week 9 Recap and Awards

The only game with a significant impact on the SEC standings in Week 9 turned out to be a thriller. South Carolina, left for dead after trailing 17-0 entering the fourth quarter, rallied to beat Missouri to keep its SEC East title hopes alive. Elsewhere, Johnny Manziel was brilliant in Texas A&M’s win over Vanderbilt; Alabama rolled, as expected, over Tennessee; and Mississippi State outlasted Kentucky on Thursday night in Starkville.

SEC Week 9 Recap and Awards

SEC Championship Preview and Prediction: Alabama vs. Georgia

Previewing the SEC Championship between the Crimson Tide and the Bulldogs
<p>  </p> <p> These teams are quite similar. Georgia’s a bit more explosive on offense, but Alabama’s more formidable on defense and has the edge on special teams. You also have to give the advantage to Alabama in coaching. The bottom line: Georgia is very good. Alabama is great.</p>

These two traditional powers—Alabama and Georgia—will play for the first time in the SEC Championship Game and for only the fifth time overall since 1995. The stakes couldn’t be higher: The winner will play Notre Dame for the BCS National Championship and the loser likely will be squeezed out of the BCS mix.