Around the SEC East: the final week

Florida 11-0 (8-0 SEC)

Florida is looking to lock up an undefeated season and head into the SEC championship game with all the momentum possible.  Last week, they romped FIU.  What did we learn?  Nothing really.  This week, they have Florida State in the Swamp.  It'll be aired in the 2:30 CBS slot.

Georgia 6-5 (4-4 SEC)

Oh no.  Last week, Georgia's season went from bad to worse.  They out-gained Kentucky statistically, but as they say, statistics are for losers.  The only highlight for Georgia was LB Rennie Curran's 13 tackles.  Not only is Willie Martinez on the hot seat, Richt's hiney should be getting a little warmer as well.  Will Georgia finish 6-6 and almost last in line in the SEC bowl pecking order?  This week, they host the 10-1 Ramblin' Wreck.  You can find it at 7:00 pm CST on ABC. 

Kentucky 7-4 (3-4 SEC)

Wow.  Kentucky turned many second half mistakes by Georgia into their successes, and not they are in the hunt for the Gator Bowl in Tampa.  LB Sam Maxwell is the reigning SEC Defensive Play of the Week.  He earned the honors with eleven tackles, one for a loss, and a game saving interception that sealed the win for the Cats.  TB Derrick Locke also pitched in 245 all purpose yards and two TD's.  I know that many people are tooting Rich Brooks' horn, and I will too.  He did a fantastic job at Oregon, and he has done a great job at Kentucky.  The dream continues as they host the Volunteers of Tennessee at 6 p.m. CST on ESPNU.

South Carolina 6-5 (3-5 SEC)

Last week, the Cocks took Saturday off, as they usually do in November (zing).  This week, Spurrier has the chance to knock off #15 Clemson.  You can find that one at 11 am CST on ESPN.

Tennessee 6-5 (3-4 SEC)

The Vols limped to a victory over the Commodores by a score of 31-16.  It wasn't a great day for the Volunteers, but at least they recovered from the butt whipping we gave them.  For Wes Brown's three tackles, sack, and pick-six, he was named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week.  RB Montario Hardesty rushed for 171 yards and a TD.  This week, they travel to Kentucky, to whom they've not lost since 1984.

Vanderbilt 2-9 (0-8 SEC)

The torture is finally over for the Vanderbilt fans.  Their season was a wreck, and they've finally got an off week to recover.  The only bright spot this year for them is freshman Warren Norman, who is a poor man's Dexter McCluster.  Last Saturday, he had 152 all-purpose yards which brought his season total to 1,941 yards which broke Herschel Walker's SEC freshman record.  See ya next year, Warren.  

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