Friday, November 30, 2007

SEC Championship Preview

LSU will have to try and put it's trip OT loss to the Hogs in the past as the 5th ranked Tigers face 14th Tennessee for the SEC title. The Vols, coming in with a five game winning streak, won a 4 OT thriller against Kentucky. The winner of this game will likely have the birth in New Orleans in the Sugar Bowl.

Should current BCS Nos. 1 and 2 Missouri and West Virginia both lose this weekend, the possibility exists that the Tigers, currently seventh in the BCS, could move up. They might be able to jump ahead of idle Georgia, which didn't win its division in the SEC, idle Kansas, which didn't win its division in the Big 12, and a Virginia Tech team they beat by 41 in September. Ohio State would figure to have a spot sewn up should that scenario unfold, leaving No. 2 up for grabs.

These teams met in the 2001 SEC championship game. Tennessee was ranked No. 2 and was set to play for the BCS title with a win, but No. 21 LSU upset the Volunteers 31-20. Tennessee leads the all-time series 20-6-3. The teams split their meetings in 2005 and 2006, with each winning on the road.

Both teams are coming in with a lot of rumors flying about their coach. Miles with Michigan and Fulmer getting the boot. We'll see how it plays out.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home