SEC Week 13 Recap: A Rematch Solidified

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Last year’s national championship was so great that we get to watch it again.

On the same field, with both teams wearing the same uniforms they were in that January night, one of the most anticipated rematches in college football will finally take place on Saturday afternoon. We’ve been waiting for it all year and now it’s finally here: Alabama-Georgia 2.0. Both teams finished their regular seasons on Saturday with dominating wins over their rivals. (RELATED: You Won’t Believe Who Western Kentucky May Target As Its Next Head Coach)

After a close first half, the Crimson Tide dispatched archrival Auburn 52-21, behind Tua Tagovailoa’s six touchdown passes. Meanwhile, Georgia took care of Georgia Tech in a game that was never competitive.

Elsewhere around the league, Kentucky blew out a hapless Louisville team 56-10 to secure their first nine-win season since 1977, and Florida defeated archrival Florida State 41-14 to send the Seminoles home for the holidays for the first time since 1980.

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) went 3-1 vs. the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in annual rivalry matchups this weekend. The only loss for the SEC came in Clemson, South Carolina, as the Tigers beat the Gamecocks 56-35 in a game where defense seemed optional.

South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley put together a historic performance against Clemson’s talented defense, but it wasn’t enough as his own defense was carved up by Trevor Lawrence and the Clemson offense. Still, the success of Bentley and the Gamecocks’ passing attack should be a cause of major concern for the Tigers as they prepare to enter the college football playoff where they will have to face the likes of Kyler Murray, Tua Tagovailoa, and Dwayne Haskins.

Although, at least Clemson managed to play better defense than either Texas A&M or LSU, which put together the highest scoring contest in the history of college football in a game that went to seven overtimes. It was arguably the greatest game in college football history. The fact that I fell asleep during the fifth overtime is one of the biggest regrets of my young life. (RELATED: LSU Staff Member Allegedly Throws Punches Following Shocking Defeat To Texas A&M [VIDEO])

So, there you have it. Another regular season of college football has come and gone, and we’re all sad to see it go. However, the best is yet to come. Championship weekend is next week.

Enjoy and rejoice in the greatest sport in the land.

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