The SEC East Championship Game between the South Carolina Gamecocks and Florida Gators, both 6-3 and 4-3, pits a conference juggernaut that was kind enough to join us in mid-October against a giant-killer that’s only killed one giant. Only one good team at all, matter of fact. The Cocks knocked off the Alabama Crimson Tide, yes, but did you know the third-best team Carolina has beaten is the Vanderbilt Commodores?
The Gators have scored 89 points in two games since finally getting around to installing their offense, a three-quarterback circus that operates like the kind of thing your little cousins complain about not being able to invent on NCAA 11. Meanwhile Sakerlina QB Stephen Garcia comes in with a five-game interception streak that includes two last week against the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Unless Steve Spurrier has something special in store for the program he built, the Gators are in good position to reach Atlanta for the fourth time in the past five years despite their midseason collapse.
TV time: 7:15 on ESPN and ESPN3.