Georgia Bulldogs Must Wait to Learn SEC Championship Fate


The Georgia Bulldogs have done all they can do, and will now have to wait another week before learning whether or not they have won the SEC East.

Georgia was hoping to learn what their early December travel plans, but the Missouri Tigers were not willing to cooperate just yet, and so the Bulldogs will have to wait for the outcome of  next Friday’s Missouri-Arkansas game for an answer.

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The Dawgs sit behind Missouri in the SEC East standings despite having easily dispatched of the Tigers earlier in the season, thanks to a completely uncharacteristic and lackluster performance in a loss to the Florida Gators.

With their conference play now complete, Georgia was hoping the Tennessee Volunteers would take care of business and beat Missouri in Knoxville, but the Tigers refused to go down, taking out the Vols in a sloppy 29-21 victory at Neyland Stadium.

The Tigers now have to work on a short week, heading into a 2:30 pm matchup on the day after Thanksgiving with the red hot Arkansas Razorbacks. A win by Missouri gives them the SEC East title, and sends the Bulldogs into their game against Georgia Tech with only pride, state bragging rights,  and a decent postseason bowl berth at stake.

Georgia fans are now getting a taste of the frustration felt by South Carolina in 2011 and 2012, when the Gamecocks got the best of the Bulldogs on the field, but were unable to win enough conference games to pass them in the standings.

Either the Bulldogs or Tigers will be facing one or the other of the Alabama Crimson Tide or Mississippi State Bulldogs in the SEC Championship game on Dec. 6 in Atlanta, Ga.