SEC Reigns in ’06-’07 BCS Series

First it was the Kentucky Wildcats, coming out of nowhere to pull the wool over the eyes of the Clemson Tigers in a 28-20 victory in the Music City Bowl.

Steve Spurrier followed with a high-scoring South Carolina victory to put an abrupt stop to an otherwise great season for the University of Houston.

The next rout came as the Louisiana State University Tigers buried Notre Dame in a hole the size of the Superdome.

The Florida Gators sealed the deal as they dominated then No. 1 Ohio State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl BCS Championship Game, proving that Southeastern Conference football teams are some of the best in the nation.

Competing amongst the likes of Heisman Trophy candidates and winners, the players of the SEC came out strong while making a joke of Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn and completely shutting down the high-powered Ohio State offense and Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith.

LSU QB JaMarcus Russel had a breakout game against the overrated Fighting Irish, completing 21 of 34 passes for 332 yards while Quinn completed just 15 of 35 for 148 yards. The Tigers went on to drive the Irish into the ground in a 41-14 defeat of one of the most storied football programs in America.While many might agree this year’s BCS national championship was a far cry from the excitement of the 2006 Rose Bowl, the beating put on the Buckeyes by the Gators lays to rest any argument that the SEC isn’t one of the most powerful conferences in the NCAA.

In all, teams from the SEC won six out of nine bowl games in which they appeared and six teams from the conference showed up in USA Weekend’s Final Top 25 Rankings.

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