SEC Quick Hits: Week 13

Georgia 42, Georgia Tech 10

Title game time:
Despite the lopsided score and difference in their records, Georgia
(11-1) and Georgia Tech (6-6) are both headed to their conference
championship games. The Bulldogs won their way into the SEC’s big game,
but the Yellow Jackets will be playing Florida State for the ACC title
because Miami pulled itself from the postseason play.

Oh no, no Orwin:
Georgia Tech’s offense isn’t based around one back, but Orwin Smith is
it’s breakaway threat. But he was out with an injured ankle and the
Yellow Jackets missed him and the nine yards he averages on his
attempts. They have plenty of backs, but no one with the explosiveness
that Smith possesses.

Timber: The Yellow Jackets tried to
run around and away from Alec Ogletree, but they failed in their
attempts at neutralizing him. He played enraged, like Charles Jefferson,
Forest Whitaker’s character from Fast Times at Ridgemont High, after he was told the rival school demolished his car. Ogletree even pulled off a piledriver on one Tech running back.

Tennessee 37, Kentucky 17

Lame duck bowl:
Both of these teams are on the hunt for new coaches after Kentucky
fired Joker Phillips and Tennessee fired Derek Dooley. Only Phillips was
on the sideline for this one as he decided to finish the season.

All day Bray: It
was a matter of which defense would actually make a few stops. Kentucky
doesn’t have a weapon like Tennessee QB Tyler Bray, who unleashed all
his weapons and threw for 293 yards and four TD passes. Despite all of
the Volunteers’ issues, Bray threw 18 scoring passes and three
interceptions in the final five games.

Once-proud program: Tennessee
is one of the SEC’s most storied and successful programs, but the
Volunteers and their fans are looking for their fourth coach in six
years. The program has fallen hard, going a combined 28-34 the past five
years and will be at home for the holidays for the third time in that
span.