- Thri11 at Ben Hi11 9/26/2015, Will Grier to Antonio Callaway. Florida faced a 4th and 14 at its own 37 yard line, only minutes after Tennessee kicker Aaron Medley missed an easy field goal that would have ended their losing streak against the Gators. At the snap, Grier fired a bullet to an inexplicably open Callaway at the Tennessee 45, who then spun around, got the sideline, took advantage of a Brandon Powell block that mowed down two Vol defenders at once and raced untouched to the end zone for a miraculous, unbelievable, incredible, jaw-dropping touchdown that gave Florida its 11th straight win over the Vols. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqqeHdz-hsA
- Hardin’s SEC East Clinching Kick 11/7/2015, Austin Hardin boots 43-yard, game winning field goal. Florida kicker Austin Hardin nailed a 43-yard field goal to help the Gators beat Vanderbilt 9-7 and lock up the SEC East. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dztneo0kCUA
- To Hell With Georgia 10/31/2015, Treon Harris to Antonio Callaway. With a 6-0 lead, Treon Harris rolled to his left, and lobbed a bomb to Antonio Callaway, who slowed down just a little to catch the ball in stride and take it to the end zone. https://youtu.be/sXEdo0oMBvo?t=1m51s
- Stripping Driskel (The Other One) 11/21/2015, Antonio Morrison strips Jason Driskel. In the third quarter, the Florida Gators desperately needed a spark after being stuck in a low-scoring tie game with lowly Florida Atlantic. Morrison stripped FAU QB Jason Driskel (yes, Jeff’s brother), and Taven Bryan returned the ball down to the goal line in slow motion. Kelvin Taylor finally pounded the ball into the endzone two plays later. https://youtu.be/NvHxL7cQUI0?t=2m28s
- Anytime Antonio Callaway Touches the Ball. Callaway had some great plays as receiver and punt returner against Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, and Alabama. Pick your favorite. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXEdo0oMBvo
The SEC has 10 bowl games this year — 10 bowl eligible, with Missouri declining — with an opportunity to play an 11th if the Tide defeats the Spartans. The SEC team is favored in every matchup, except for my Gators. I can easily see four or five SEC losses here that may have SEC coaches faking heart attacks to go win in the Big 10, but I think the important victory will be the one that sends Alabama back into the national title game. SEC! SEC! SEC!
|BOWL||MATCHUP||KICKOFF (EST)||PREDICTION/ RESULT|
|Texas Bowl||#20 LSU (8-3, 5-3 SEC)(-7) vs. Texas Tech (7-4,4-5 Big 12)||9 p.m., Dec. 29||The Bengal Tigers should win this one easily and show everyone that pre-Alabama swagger. Prediction: LSU, 21-14. Result: LSU wins 56-27.|
|Birmingham Bowl||Auburn (6-6, 2-6 SEC) (-2.5) vs. Memphis (9-3, 5-3 AAC)||noon, Dec. 30||Auburn Tigers went from preseason favorite to the dumpster fire, and I expect this AAC team to fan the flames of that fire. Prediction: Memphis, 35-14. Result: Auburn 31-10.|
|Belk Bowl||N.C. State (7-5, 3-5 ACC) vs. Miss. State (8-4, 4-4 SEC)(-6.5)||3:30 p.m., Dec. 30||Bulldogs will send Dak Prescott home a big time winner. Prediction: MSU 45-14. Result: MSU 51-28.|
|Music City Bowl||Texas A&M (8-4, 4-4 SEC)(-2.5) vs. Louisville (7-5, 5-3)||7 p.m., Dec. 30||Aggies would normally light up a team like this, but with quarterbacks transferring it appears there is something going on that may distract the Aggies. I call an ACC upset. Prediction: 21-17 Cardinals. Result: 27-21 Cardinals.|
|Cotton Bowl, CFP Semifinals||#2 Alabama (12-1, 7-1 SEC)(-9) vs. #3 Michigan State (12-1, 7-1 Big 10)||8 p.m., Dec. 31||Roll Tide! Big Ten fans think the Spartans can upend the mighty SEC, but I think Coach Saban gets the Tide back into the national title game for the umpteenth time. Prediction: Alabama 35-21. Result: Alabama 38-0.|
|Outback Bowl||#23 Tennessee (8-4, 5-3 SEC) (-8.5) vs. #13 Northwestern (10-2, 6-2 Big 10)||noon, Jan. 1||I am not sure what to make of this Northwestern team, but I do sense an upset. I see a shootout win by the Big 10. Prediction: 45-36 Northwestern. Result: Tennessee 45-6.|
|Citrus Bowl||#19 Florida (10-3, 7-1 SEC) vs. #14 Michigan (9-3, 6-2 Big 10)(-3.5)||1 p.m., Jan. 1||Wolverines will take advantage of the Gator that has sputtered under Treon Harris since golden boy Will Grier was suspended. Prediction: Michigan 32-9. Result: Michigan 41-7.|
|Sugar Bowl||#12 Ole Miss (9-3, 6-2 SEC)(-6.5) vs. #16 Oklahoma State (10-2, 6-2 Big 12)||8:30 p.m., Jan. 1||Rebels looked poised to take over the SEC with a win over Alabama before the team fell apart. Look for Ole Miss to get back on track with a win in a shootout. Prediction: 35-32 Ole Miss. Result: 48-20 Ole Miss.|
|TaxSlayer Bowl||Georgia (9-3,5-3 SEC) (-7) vs. Penn State (7-5, 4-4 Big 10)||noon, Jan. 2||Bulldogs suck, but only slightly less than Penn State. Heck, with the coaching changes at Georgia, PSU had better win. I wish both teams could lose. Prediction: Georgia 14-10. Result: Georgia 24-17.|
|Liberty Bowl||Arkansas (7-5, 5-3 SEC) (-11.5) vs. Kansas State (6-6, 3-6 Big 12)||3:20 p.m., Jan. 2||Razorbacks are better than their record and will demolish Kansas State. Prediction: Arkansas 32-10. Result: Arkansas 45-23.|
Summary: The SEC is 8-2 so far, with the national title game as the last game of the season. I went 8-2 in my predictions as well.
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