Alabama, South Carolina Picked To Meet In 2014 SEC Football Title Game, We will find out if university sports information directors know more about college football than media members. In 2013 at SEC Media Days, the media chose Alabama to beat Georgia in the conference championship game. Auburn was picked to finish fifth in the SEC West and Missouri sixth in the East. Of course Auburn beat Mizzou in the SEC title game before losing an epic BCS National Championship game against NCAA football betting favorite, Florida State.Recently, the SEC’s 14 sports information directors released their 2014 choices, and it was Alabama beating South Carolina for the conference title on December 6th in Atlanta. The Tide received five first-place votes – SIDs can’t vote for their own school – and was three points ahead of Auburn (two first-place votes) in the West. LSU was third and Texas A&M, which has to replace Johnny Manziel, was fourth.Alabama is projected to return eight offensive starters and five on defense for Nick Saban.
The big losses are quarterback AJ McCarron, a three-year starter, and linebacker CJ Mosley. We still don’t know who will replace McCarron; although, some believe it will be Jacob Coker, a transfer from Florida State. Alabama is the 6/1 second-favorite on football betting sites to Florida State to win the national championship. Running back TJ Yeldon is 14/1 on college football betting to win the Heisman Trophy daftar sbobet casino.The Crimson Tide will be heavy favorites for a bet on NCAA football in their four non-conference games, with the toughest against West Virginia on August 30th in Atlanta. The Tide avoids both Georgia and South Carolina during the regular season and gets to host Florida, Texas A&M and Auburn. The only realistic chance the Tide has of being football betting online underdogs will be on November 8th at LSU.South Carolina received five of the seven first-place votes in the East and finished well clear of Georgia, which got the other two.
The Gamecocks have won 11 games each of the past three seasons but haven’t played in the SEC title game since losing the 2010 version to eventual national champion Auburn. Steve Spurrier has to replace quarterback Connor Shaw, who went 27-5 as a starter (best in school history), and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 draft. The Gamecocks do have Mike Davis, a terrific returning running back who is 20/1 on Heisman football betting odds.Georgia, meanwhile, has to replace the SEC’s all-time leading passer, Aaron Murray. The Dawgs have Todd Gurley, perhaps the nation’s best running back who is 12/1 on Heisman college football betting odds.
The Gamecocks open the season against Texas A&M as 9.5-point favorites on football betting lines and host Georgia in an early-season crucial matchup on September 13th. USC’s toughest road games will be at Auburn and Florida. Georgia opens on August 30th against Clemson but appears to have a very favorable schedule outside of their game in South Carolina. Auburn and Florida both must visit Athens and there is no LSU or Bama on the schedule.