The Gator Bowl on January 2 features a clash between the Big Ten and SEC. Indiana won eight games for the first time since 1993, finishing fourth in the difficult East division behind Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan. Tennessee came on strong after starting the season 1-4, winning the final five games to finish third in the East division at 7-5.
This year’s College Football Playoff is undoubtedly one of the best ever, but there are plenty of other fantastic bowl games during the holiday season that should have you glued to your seat from start to finish. Let’s take a look at the top five bowl games that don’t involve the New Year’s Six.
Rivalry Week is alive and well in the SEC with some good ol' fashioned grudge matches guaranteed to delight football fans and bettors alike. Join BetAmerica columnist Nick Roush as he digs into some of the top games on the menu including the Iron Bowl, the Egg Bowl, the Governor's Cup and the Battle Line Rivalry.
The penultimate week of the regular season is typically the one week where every SEC school schedules the softest opponent possible. Known colloquially as SoCon Saturday, it essentially gives SEC schools a bye week to prepare for their season-ending rivalry games. Even though there are still more FCS games than conference games, we still have three significant SEC games on the slate.
The game we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. The LSU-Alabama rivalry has decided many SEC West races over the last decade. Unlike previous bouts, this one features two high-flying offenses.
Betting one game or one half at a time can be a wild ride. If you place wagers on the entire season you can extend that ride until March. These picks should give you a few tickets to cash before Selection Sunday.
Georgia and Florida clash this Saturday in Jacksonville in a game with substantial SEC East implications. The winner will hop into the driver’s seat to Atlanta for the SEC Championship Game. We have odds and a pick for that matchup as well as four other SEC games.
Penn State narrowly escaped against Michigan last week at home but won't survive this week. Michigan State had last week off to rest after two brutal losses at Ohio State and Wisconsin, and a bye might be just what the doctor ordered.
Since Ed Orgeron took over the head coaching duties at LSU, this SEC West rivalry game has been decided by five points or fewer, and the Bayou Bengals have won the last two. Quarterback Joe Burrow is dead set on extending that streak at Tiger Stadium on Saturday.
South Carolina shook up the college football world last week with its defeat of Georgia at Sanford Stadium as 21-point underdogs. What’s even more impressive? The Gamecocks did it after starting quarterback Ryan Hilinski left the game in third quarter with a knee injury. Can they strike gold again this Saturday against No. 9 Florida?