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  1. PapaJohns.com Bowl

    Chris Low

    South Carolina (7-5) vs. Connecticut (7-5) Jan. 2, 2 p.m., (ESPN) South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said the Gamecocks weren't picky, that they'd go play wherever they were told to go. As it turns out, they were the last team picked in the ...

    Blog | December 07, 2009
  2. Advocare Independence Bowl

    Chris Low

    Georgia (7-5) vs. Texas A&M (6-6) Dec. 28, 5 p.m., (ESPN2) Georgia's 13th consecutive bowl trip probably seems a little hollow. This is not what anybody in Athens wanted or expected, as evidenced by Mark Richt's firing of three of his defen...

    Blog | December 07, 2009
  3. AutoZone Liberty Bowl

    Chris Low

    Arkansas (7-5) vs. East Carolina (9-4) Jan. 2, 5:30 p.m., (ESPN) Arkansas had two problems this season -- playing away from home and stopping people on defense. The Hogs didn't win a true road game in 2009 and finished the regular season rank...

    Blog | December 07, 2009
  4. Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl

    Chris Low

    Kentucky (7-5) vs. Clemson (8-5) Dec. 27, 8:30 p.m., (ESPN) This is a rematch of the 2006 game in Nashville, which Kentucky won 28-20 for its first bowl victory in 13 years. That was the start of something for the Wildcats, who will be lookin...

    Blog | December 07, 2009
  5. Outback Bowl

    Chris Low

    Auburn (7-5) vs. Northwestern (8-4) Jan. 1, 11 a.m. (ESPN) Auburn was one of six teams in the SEC this season finishing 7-5, but emerged out of the pack as the Outback Bowl's top choice. The Tigers were one defensive stand away from knocking off ...

    Blog | December 06, 2009
  6. Chick-fil-A Bowl

    Chris Low

    Tennessee (7-5) vs. Virginia Tech (9-3) Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) There has been talk for several years now about possibly matching Tennessee and Virginia Tech for a football game at Bristol Motor Speedway. There won't be any fumes or tire tread ...

    Blog | December 06, 2009
  7. AT&T Cotton Bowl

    Chris Low

    Ole Miss (8-4) vs. Oklahoma State (9-3) Jan 2., 2 p.m., (FOX) Ole Miss gets a return trip to Dallas, this time getting to play in the Dallas Cowboys' new stadium. The Rebels can only hope the whole Cotton Bowl experience is as much fun as last ...

    Blog | December 06, 2009
  8. Capital One Bowl

    Chris Low

    LSU (9-3) vs. Penn State (10-2) Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ABC) The wolves were howling in Baton Rouge following LSU's 25-23 loss to Ole Miss on Nov. 21 when Les Miles and the Tigers' offensive staff butchered the end of that game with their clock managemen...

    Blog | December 06, 2009
  9. Allstate Sugar Bowl

    Chris Low

    Florida (12-1) vs. Cincinnati (13-0) Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m., (FOX) Florida's 22-game winning streak came to a screeching halt in the SEC championship game Saturday thanks to a 32-13 loss to Alabama. It was Urban Meyer's most lopsided loss at Flori...

    Blog | December 06, 2009
  10. BCS National Championship Game

    Chris Low

    Alabama (13-0) vs. Texas (13-0) Jan. 7, 8 p.m., (ABC) It took Nick Saban all of three years to build Alabama's program back to national championship contention. The Crimson Tide are right where they expect to be after sweeping through the reg...

    Blog | December 06, 2009
  11. Outback Bowl: Iowa (8-4) vs. South Carolina (7-5)

    Chris Low

    Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low He last coached Florida back in 2001, but Steve Spurrier is still a hot item in the Sunshine State. His draw was evidently enough to get South Carolina (7-5) to the Outback Bowl to face Iowa on Jan. 1 even though the Ga...

    Blog | December 08, 2008
  12. Chick-fil-A Bowl: Georgia Tech (9-3) vs. LSU (7-5)

    Chris Low

    Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low LSU was one of a handful of SEC teams that closed the regular season with a whimper. The defending national champion Tigers lost three of their last four games and gave up more than 30 points in each of their final thre...

    Blog | December 08, 2008
  13. AT&T Cotton Bowl: Ole Miss (8-4) vs. Texas Tech (11-1)

    Chris Low

    Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low Ole Miss was the breakthrough team of the year in the SEC. The Rebels (8-4) won their last five games and did it in impressive fashion. This is the same program that went winless in the SEC the previous year. But first-...

    Blog | December 08, 2008
  14. Capital One Bowl: Georgia (9-3) vs. Michigan State (9-3)

    Chris Low

    Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low There was so much hype for Georgia in the preseason that it was going to be impossible to live up to all the gaudy expectations. The Bulldogs went into the season ranked No. 1 in the polls, but even before they lost the...

    Blog | December 08, 2008
  15. AutoZone Liberty Bowl: East Carolina (9-4) vs. Kentucky (6-6)

    Chris Low

    Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low The Bear would be proud. In fact, he was roaming the sideline in Lexington the last time Kentucky went to a bowl game for three consecutive years. Bryant took the Wildcats to the Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl and Cotton Bo...

    Blog | December 07, 2008
  16. Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl: Boston College (9-4) vs. Vanderbi...

    Chris Low

    Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low Vanderbilt took all the suspense out of everything back on Nov. 15 when the Commodores (6-6) won their sixth game to become bowl eligible. With the SEC not being able to fill all of its bowl arrangements this season,...

    Blog | December 07, 2008