Vince’s View: SEC Bowl & College Football Playoff Predictions

Vince’s View: SEC Bowl & College Football Playoff Predictions

By Vince Ferrara / @VinceSports

Below are my predictions bowl games with SEC teams and the college football playoff. I shared these picks previously on-air, but had not been able to post them while off the last few weeks.

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SEC Championship Game Straight-Up Record: 0-1 (0%)
SEC Championship Game vs. Spread Record: 0-1 (0%)
2021 Season Straight-Up Record: 86-27 (76%)
2021 Season Spread Record: 56-57 (49%)
2020 SEC Season Prediction Record Straight-Up: 66-12 (85%)

KNOXVILLE, TN – November 27, 2021 – Running back Jaylen Wright #20 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN. Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics

2021-22 SEC BOWL SCHEDULE

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Dec. 22/ 8 p.m./ESPN
Amon G. Carter Stadium (45,000) / Fort Worth, Texas
Missouri (6-6, 3-5 SEC) vs. Army (8-4)
Point Spread: Army -7
Vince’s Pick vs. the line: Army -7
Score Prediction: Army 26 Missouri 17

Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl
Dec. 23/ 7 p.m./ESPN
Raymond James Stadium (65,657) / Tampa, Fla.
Florida (6-6, 2-6 SEC) vs. Central Florida (8-4)
Series History: UF leads, 2-0
Last Meeting: UF, 42-0 (2006 at Gainesville)
Point Spread: Florida -7
Vince’s Pick vs. the line: UCF +7
Score Prediction: UCF 31 Florida 28

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl
Dec. 28/ Noon/ESPN
Protective Stadium (41,811)/ Birmingham, Ala.
Auburn (6-6, 3-5 SEC) vs. 20 Houston (11-2)
Point Spread: Houston -1.5
Vince’s Pick vs. the line: Auburn +1.5
Score Prediction: Auburn 27 Houston 24

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Dec. 28 / 6:45 p.m./ESPN
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (57,266) / Memphis, Tenn.
Mississippi State (7-5, 4-4 SEC) vs. Texas Tech (6-6)
Series History: Mississippi State leads, 4-2-1
Last Meeting: MSU, 20-16 (1970 at Jackson, Miss.)
Point Spread: Miss State -10
Vince’s Pick vs. the line: Miss State -10
Score Prediction: Miss State 41 Texas Tech 28

Duke’s Mayo Bowl
Dec. 30 / 11:30 a.m./ESPN
Bank of America Stadium (75,412) / Charlotte, N.C.
South Carolina (6-6, 3-5 SEC) vs. North Carolina (6-6)
Series History: North Carolina leads, 35-19-4
Last Meeting: UNC, 24-20 (2019 at Charlotte)
Point Spread: North Carolina -12.5
Vince’s Pick vs. the line: South Carolina +12.5
Score Prediction: North Carolina 28 South Carolina 20

TransPerfect Music City Bowl
Dec. 30 / 3 p.m./ESPN
Nissan Stadium (69,143) / Nashville, Tenn.
Tennessee (7-5, 4-4 SEC) vs Purdue (8-4)
Series History: Purdue leads, 1-0
Last Meeting: PU, 27-22 (1979 at Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl in Houston)
Point Spread: Tennessee -7.5
Vince’s Pick vs. the line: Tennessee -7.5
Score Prediction: Tennessee 42 Purdue 24

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
Dec. 31 / 11 a.m./ESPN
TIAA Bank Field (65,000) / Jacksonville, Fla.
25 Texas A&M (8-4, 4-4 SEC) vs. 17 Wake Forest (10-3)
Series History: Wake Forest leads, 1-0
Last Meeting: WF, 55-52 (2017 at Belk Bowl in Charlotte)
Point Spread: Texas A&M -7
Vince’s Pick vs. the line: Texas A&M -7
Score Prediction: Texas A&M 38 Wake Forest 30

CFP Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
Dec. 31/ 3:30 p.m./ESPN
AT&T Stadium (72,088) / Arlington, Texas
1 Alabama (12-1, 7-1 SEC) vs. 4 Cincinnati (12-0)
Series History: Alabama leads, 5-0
Last Meeting: UA, 45-7 (1990 at Birmingham, Ala.)
Point Spread: Alabama -13
Vince’s Pick vs. the line: Alabama -13
Score Prediction: Alabama 35 Cincinnati 7

CFP Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl
Dec. 31/ 7:30 p.m./ESPN
Hard Rock Stadium (66,500) / Miami Gardens, Fla.
3 Georgia (12-1, 8-0 SEC) vs. 2 Michigan (12-1)
Series History: Tied, 1-1
Last Meeting: UGA, 15-7 (1965 at Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Point Spread: Georgia -7.5
Vince’s Pick vs. the line: Georgia -7.5
Score Prediction: Georgia 24 Michigan 13

Outback Bowl
Jan. 1 / Noon/ESPN2
Raymond James Stadium (65,657) / Tampa, Fla.
21 Arkansas (8-4, 4-4 SEC) vs. Penn State (7-5)
Series History: First Meeting
Point Spread: Arkansas -3.5
Vince’s Pick vs. the line: Arkansas -3.5
Score Prediction: Arkansas 35 Penn State 27

Vrbo Citrus Bowl
Jan. 1 / 1 p.m./ABC
Camping World Stadium (65,000) / Orlando, Fla.
22 Kentucky (9-3, 5-3 SEC) vs. 15 Iowa (10-3)
Series History: First Meeting
Point Spread: Kentucky -3
Vince’s Pick vs. the line: Kentucky -3
Score Prediction: Kentucky 27 Iowa 21

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Jan. 1 / 8:45 p.m./ESPN
Caesar’s Superdome (68,400) / New Orleans, La.
8 Ole Miss (10-2, 6-2 SEC) vs. 7 Baylor (11-2)
Series History: Baylor leads, 1-0
Last Meeting: BU, 20-10 (1975 at Waco)
Point Spread: Pick’em
Vince’s Pick vs. the line: Ole Miss PK
Score Prediction: Ole Miss 38 Baylor 17

TaxAct Texas Bowl
Jan. 4 / 9 p.m./ESPN
NRG Stadium (70,000) / Houston, Texas
LSU (6-6, 3-5 SEC) vs. Kansas State (7-5)
Series History: LSU leads, 1-0
Last Meeting: LSU, 21-0 (1980 at Baton Rouge)
Point Spread: Kansas State -4.5
Vince’s Pick vs. the line: LSU +4.5
Score Prediction: LSU 35 Kansas State 31

  • – CFP Poll Final Rank (Final Poll – Dec. 5, 2021)

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