The Southeastern Conference (SEC) has long been the cream of the crop when it comes to conferences in the college football world. The conference once was winners of 7 straight national championships and it was so dominant then that one of the BCS national championships even ended up being an SEC vs. SEC matchup (Alabama vs. LSU, 2011). Even after the BCS faded away and fans got acquainted to the new College Football Playoff (CFP) the SEC still someway somehow got two teams in and then they competed for the Natty (Georgia vs. Bama, 2017).
It’s mind-blowing to see a conference display so much talent, but we all knew at some point that would all fade away and 2019 may just be the year. Alabama and Georgia are still great, but what else is new? All offseason many heard about how improved teams like Tennessee, Missouri, South Carolina and Ole Miss would be this season.
Well that notion faded quickly.
Ole Miss fell to the Memphis Tigers 15-10 in an ugly game where the Rebels could only garner 173 yards of offense. Tennessee embarrassingly lost 38-30 (They scored a late TD) to Georgia State in a game which they paid the Panthers almost $1 million to come to Knoxville just to defeat the Vols. Senior QB Jake Bentley led the South Carolina Gamecocks to a 20-9 lead before North Carolina quickly turned it around and won the game 24-20. Kelly Bryant’s Mizzou debut went worse than expected as Tigers were gashed by two 100 yard rushers in a 37-31 loss to Wyoming.
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