Texas A&M Aggies: HaHa Clinton-Dix
The SEC bowl season kicked off Monday with a win by Ole Miss in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. The league will now play five bowl games over the next two days so get caught up with the latest news and notes in the last lunch links of 2013.
- Auburn leaves for California on Tuesday, but in the weeks leading up to the trip, studying film on Florida State has proven difficult for the Tigers.
- Freshman defensive end Carl Lawson, ranked No. 2 in the ESPN300, came to Auburn with high expectations. It’s taken time to adjust to the level of play in the SEC, but he’s playing beyond his years for this AU defense.
- It’s been a difficult season for Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton Dix, both on and off the field, but he’s learned from his mistakes and moved past them.
- When South Carolina played in the Capital One Bowl two years ago, it was Lorenzo Ward’s debut as defensive coordinator.
- LSU will play a Big Ten opponent in the Outback Bowl this week, and despite coaching in the SEC, Les Miles still remembers his days in the Big Ten. He’s a Michigan man at heart.
- Missouri and Oklahoma State have plenty of high-profile players, but the biggest star of this season's Cotton Bowl is the venue, AT&T Stadium.
- The Georgia coaching staff has dealt with plenty of injuries this season, especially at running back and wide receiver, but the coaches continue to mentor the available players and get the most out of them.
- Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin is a bona fide star in the coaching profession, but his rise to prominence did not come without some bumps along the way.
- Sophomore Taveze Calhoun has emerged as the next great defensive back for Mississippi State by following in the footsteps of former MSU star Johnthan Banks.
- After posting six catches for 113 yards and a touchdown in the Music City Bowl, Ole Miss wide receiver Donte Moncrief said he plans to decide next week whether he’ll declare for the NFL draft.
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Final Washington State 45 Colorado State 48 Final 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 45 Final Buffalo 24 San Diego State 49 Final Tulane 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 24
Final Pittsburgh 30 Bowling Green 27 Final Utah State 21 23 Northern Illinois 14
Final Marshall 31 Maryland 20 Final Syracuse 21 Minnesota 17 Final Brigham Young 16 Washington 31
Final Rutgers 16 Notre Dame 29 Final Cincinnati 17 North Carolina 39 Final Miami (FL) 9 18 Louisville 36 Final Michigan 14 Kansas State 31
Final Middle Tennessee 6 Navy 24 Final Ole Miss 25 Georgia Tech 17 Final 10 Oregon 30 Texas 7 Final 14 Arizona State 23 Texas Tech 37
Final Arizona 42 Boston College 19 Final Virginia Tech 12 17 UCLA 42 Final Rice 7 Mississippi State 44 Final 24 Duke 48 21 Texas A&M 52
Final Nebraska 24 22 Georgia 19 Final UNLV 14 North Texas 36 Final Iowa 14 16 LSU 21 Final 19 Wisconsin 24 9 South Carolina 34 Final 5 Stanford 20 4 Michigan State 24 Final 15 UCF 52 6 Baylor 42
Final 13 Oklahoma State 31 8 Missouri 41 Final 12 Clemson 40 7 Ohio State 35