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Selection Snapshot: South Carolina Gamecocks

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] Last year’s Capital One Bowl representative from the SEC could follow up their first-ever 11-win season with another this year. Record: 10-2 Record vs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better): 4-2 Key Wins: vs. Georgia (35-7), @ Clemson (27-17) Key Losses: @ LSU (23-21), @ Florida (44-11) Last Bowl Appearance: 2012 Capital One Bowl vs. Nebraska Last Orlando Bowl Appearance: 2012 Capital One Bowl vs. Nebraska Top Players: Connor Shaw, QB, 1732 passing yards and 15 TD’s. His […]

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Weekend Spotlight: No. 14 Nebraska vs. Wisconsin

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] The second-ever Big Ten Championship goes down this weekend, with the outcome having direct and indirect impact on conference options for the Capital One Bowl. Kickoff: 8:17 PM EST Television: FOX Series: Tied 3-3 Series since 2011 when the Big Ten Championship was added: 1-1 Last Meeting: September 29, 2012, Nebraska 30, Wisconsin 27 Line, just in case you want to know who is favored, not because you are betting on this game, right?: Nebraska by 3 […]

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Selection Snapshot: Northwestern Wildcats

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] Northwestern’s had a dream season by many accounts, finishing with their second nine-win season since 2008. Perhaps even more impressive is that the Wildcats led in the fourth quarter of all three losses. A bowl victory would give Northwestern a 10-win season for the first time since appearing in the 1996 Rose Bowl. Record: 9-3 Record vs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better): 4-3 Key Wins: vs. Vanderbilt (23-13), @ Michigan State (23-20) Key Losses: vs. Nebraska (29-28), […]

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Selection Snapshot: Alabama Crimson Tide

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] The Alabama Crimson Tide travels to Atlanta to take on the Georgia Bulldogs for the SEC Championship and a trip to the BCS National Championship game. If they don’t win, they’ll be on the radar for the Capital One Bowl. Record: 11-1 Recordvs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better): 5-1 Key Wins: @ LSU (21-17), vs. MississippiState (38-7) Key Loss: vs. Texas A&M (29-24) Last Bowl Appearance: 2012 BCS National Championshipvs. LSU Last Orlando Bowl Appearance: 2011 Capital […]

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Selection Snapshot: Georgia Bulldogs

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] Mark Richt and the Georgia Bulldogs head to Atlanta Saturday to try and knock of fthe defending National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide. If the Dawgs fall short, they could be Capital One Bowl bound. Record: 11-1 Record vs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better): 5-1 Key Wins: vs. Florida (17-9), vs. Tennessee(51-44) Key Loss: @ South Carolina (35-7) Last Bowl Appearance: 2012 Outback Bowl vs. MichiganState Last Orlando Bowl Appearance: 2009 Capital One Bowl vs. Michigan State Top […]

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Weekend Spotlight: No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 Georgia

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] The #2 Alabama Crimson Tide and #3 Georgia Bulldogs face off in Atlanta this weekend for the SEC Championship game. Once again, this year’s matchup is a play-in game with the victor moving on to face the Irish in South Beach and the loser likely falling out of BCS Bowl contention altogether. Kickoff: 4:00 PM EST Television: CBS Series: Alabama leads 36-25-4 Series Since 1992 When SECChampionship Game Was Added: 3-3 Series for SEC Championship: None Last […]

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Selection Snapshot: LSU Tigers

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] The Tigers are once again near the top of the SEC under Les Miles, with their only losses coming to the #2 and #4 teams in the country. Record: 10-2 Record vs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better): 4-2 Key Wins: @ Texas A&M (24-19), vs. South Carolina (23-21) Key Losses: @ Florida (14-6), @ Alabama (21-17) Last Bowl Appearance: 2012 BCS National Championship vs. Alabama Last Orlando Bowl Appearance: 2010 Capital One Bowl vs. Penn State Top […]

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Selection Snapshot: Michigan Wolverines

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] After a BCS at-large berth in 2011, the Wolverines remain in the upper tier of the conference in 2012. Their four losses have come to the nation’s #1, #2 and #14 teams, as well as a team ranked #4 in the current Associated Press poll. Those opponents have a combined record of 45-3. Record: 8-4 Record vs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better): 5-3* Key Wins: vs. Michigan State (12-10), vs. Northwestern (38-31) Key Losses: @ Ohio State […]

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Selection Snapshot: Texas A&M Aggies

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] Texas A&M have defied expectations in their first year in the SEC, and now have their sights set on a marquee conference bowl. The Aggies feature Heisman front-runner Johnny “Johnny Football” Manziel, and are the only team so far this year that can say they’ve beaten Alabama. If not for close losses to Florida and LSU by just eight points combined, College Station and the 12th Man would be preparing for a trip to the Georgia Dome, with […]

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Selection Snapshot: Nebraska Cornhuskers

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] The Cornhuskers can only make a return appearance in Orlando after a loss in the Big Ten Championship Game this Saturday. If they do make it back, they’d be one win better (and maybe a few spots higher in the polls) than last year’s team. Record: 10-2 Record vs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better): 6-1* Key Wins: vs. Michigan (23-9), @ Northwestern (29-28) Key Losses: @ UCLA (36-30), @ Ohio State (63-38) Last Bowl Appearance: 2012 Capital […]

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