SEC's lunch links
January, 6, 2014
By Jeff Barlis | ESPN.com
The SEC goes for eight straight national championships tonight when Auburn takes on Florida State for all the marbles. It's game day ... the final game day of the season.
- Auburn's miracle season has instilled a sense of confidence in the Tigers that they will find a way to win.
- Is Florida State the team to break the SEC's streak of dominance?
- Gus Malzahn explains what makes AU's running game so difficult to stop.
- Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson looks to make one more tweak to his bend-but-don't-break unit.
- Tigers RB Tre Mason says he'll decide on the NFL "right after" the game.
- Texas A&M receiver says Johnny Manziel is going to skip his senior season.
- Reports say LSU will lose its top two receivers -- juniors Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry -- to the NFL. Ole Miss WR Donte Moncreif is going pro as well.
- Missouri DE Kony Ealy declares for the NFL draft, while RB Henry Josey is still deciding.
- Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin is mum on interviewing for the Penn State job.
- Steve Spurrier declares South Carolina "the national champion of the bowl season” for beating six teams in 2013 that won bowl games.
- AJ McCarron takes the blame for Alabama's Sugar Bowl loss to Oklahoma. His two interceptions didn't help, but McCarron was hardly the Tide's biggest problem.
- Georgia's 2013 season: "We just had a lot of things go wrong."
- Florida is expecting seven early enrollees this week, including its star quarterback recruit.
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1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
Final Illinois 18 Louisiana Tech 35 Final Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21 Final North Carolina State 34 UCF 27
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State