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.