Welcome to the CBS Local SEC Football Report. Every Tuesday, this space will recap the results and top performances from the Southeastern Conference and look ahead to key match-ups the following week. More
01/28/2017 by PeekYou Team
Author: AP / Source: USA TODAY
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Zach Smith led Texas Tech with 25 points as the Red Raiders downed the LSU Tigers 77-64 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Saturday. More
11/30/2016 by PeekYou Team
Author: Roy Lang III / Source: shreveporttimes.com
Just when it looked like Shreveport’s Camping World Independence Bowl would be forced to enlist a free agent, Vanderbilt came to the rescue.
The Commodores’ sizable upset victory against Tennessee on Saturday helped the Southeastern Conference secure enough bowl-eligible teams to fulfill its obligation to the Dec. 26 game at Independence Stadium.
Now, I-Bowl officials will wait to see how the selection process shakes down in both the SEC and ACC. The next several days will be nerve-racking and exciting.
“It’s a little bit of everything,” I-Bowl executive director Missy Setters said. “You spend your week considering a lot of what-ifs.”
The Independence Bowl has the ninth SEC selection after the College Football Playoff bowl system (two semifinal bowls, four access bowls).
The SEC wound up with 11 automatic qualifiers (at least six wins) and will get just two schools (Alabama and either Florida or Auburn) in the CFP system. Therefore, the I-Bowl is looking at the final bowl-eligible team.
The likely candidates are Vanderbilt and South Carolina — the only two SEC squads…