Locked in at eighth in the SEC, the Georgia Bulldogs are in line for the Dec. 31 Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee. The game also takes Conference USA’s winner — at the moment, the Central Florida Knights and Southern Methodist Mustangs are winning their divisions, but the East Carolina Pirates, Southern Miss Golden Eagles, Tulsa Golden Hurricane, and Houston Cougars are still in the very wide-berthed running.
But let’s cross the state to Nashville. If the Dec. 30 Music City Bowl can pull it off, it can pair the Dawgs with the Clemson Tigers. As foreseen and hoped for by Dawg Sports about two weeks ago, the first-ever December matchup between the two old rivals could be in the works. They’ve played 62 times, but have only met off-and-on for the last couple decades. For very much more on the great but dormant rivalry, click here.
To increase our chances of seeing this one, let’s root for the Maryland Terrapins. A strong finish by the Terps could lure the Meineke Car Care bowl to pick them over Clemson, leaving the Tigers to likely play Georgia.