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How the SEC Fared in Bowl Games this Season

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Tennessee at SEC Media Days on Thursday, July 21, 2022. Photo by Ric Butler/Rocky Top Insider.

With the National Championship in the rearview mirror, the 2022-2023 college football postseason has officially come to a close.

Eleven SEC teams had the opportunity to compete in bowl games this last month, with Georgia playing twice due to the College Football Playoffs format.

When it was all said and done, the SEC went 6-5 during the 2022-2023 bowl season, 7-5 including the National Championship game.

The bowl stretch didn’t start out well for the Southeastern Conference, either. The SEC had four losers in the first five games that the conference was involved in, with an average losing margin of over 15 points in those four games.

Tennessee managed to stop the slide with a win over No. 7 Clemson in the Orange Bowl, though, starting off a great close to the bowl season for the SEC.

Not including the National Championship game, the SEC would go on to win five of its final six games starting with Tennessee’s win over the Tigers.

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Here’s a look at the final scores from each of the 11 games that the SEC was involved in this bowl season:

(L) Las Vegas Bowl: No. 14 Oregon State vs Florida

  • Oregon State defeats Florida, 30-3

(L) Gasparilla Bowl: Wake Forest vs Missouri

  • Wake Forest defeats Missouri, 27-17

(W) Liberty Bowl: Arkansas vs Kansas

  • Arkansas defeats Kansas, 55-53 (3 OT)

(L) Texas Bowl: Texas Tech vs Ole Miss

  • Texas Tech defeats Ole Miss, 42-25

(L) Gator Bowl: No. 21 Notre Dame vs No. 19 South Carolina

  • Notre Dame defeats South Carolina, 45-38

(W) Orange Bowl: No. 6 Tennessee vs No. 7 Clemson

  • Tennessee defeats Clemson, 31-14

(W) Sugar Bowl: No. 5 Alabama vs No. 9 Kansas State

  • Alabama defeats Kansas State, 45-20

(L) Music City Bowl: Iowa vs Kentucky

  • Iowa defeats Kentucky, 21-0

(W) Peach Bowl: No. 1 Georgia vs No. 4 Ohio State

  • Georgia defeats Ohio State, 42-41

(W) ReliaQuest Bowl: No. 22 Mississippi State vs Illinois

  • Mississippi State defeats Illinois, 19-10

(W) Citrus Bowl: No. 17 LSU vs Purdue

  • LSU defeats Purdue, 63-7

(W) National Championship: No. 1 Georgia vs No. 3 TCU

  • Georgia defeats TCU, 65-7

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  1. You said in your article that Tennessee managed to stop the slide that statement is entirely untrue, when in fact Arkansas which is a SEC team was the first SEC team to win their bowl game, Tennessee was the second team get your facts straight

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