Three bowls down, nine to go for the SEC.
The SEC is 3-0 through its first three bowl games, with more more — Notre Dame vs. LSU (Music City Bowl) and Louisville vs. Georgia (Belk Bowl) — scheduled today.
It’s doubtful the conference will go undefeated in its 12 bowl games, but the SEC’s weaker teams have looked strong in their wins.
Here’s a brief recap.
South Carolina 24, Miami 21
Key stat: The Gamecocks (7-6) have won a school-record four consecutive bowl games, thanks to Dylan Thompson’s 284 yards passing and two TDs.
Texas A&M 45, West Virginia 37
Key stat: Kyle Allen threw four TD passes and 294 yards for the Aggies (8-5), who have won four consecutive bowl games.
Arkansas 31, Texas 7
Key stat: The Razorbacks (7-6) finished with a winning record for the first time since 2011 after holding Texas to 2 yards rushing and 59 yards of offense.
Music City Bowl: Notre Dame vs. LSU, 3 p.m. today, ESPN
Belk Bowl: Louisville vs. Georgia, 6:30 p.m. today, ESPN
Peach Bowl: TCU vs. Ole Miss, 12:30 p.m. Dec. 31, ESPN
Orange Bowl: Georgia Tech vs. Mississippi State, 8 p.m. Dec. 31, ESPN
Outback Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Auburn, noon Jan. 1, ESPN
Citrus Bowl: Minnesota vs. Missouri, 1 p.m. Jan. 1, ABC
Sugar Bowl: Ohio State vs. Alabama, 8:30 p.m. Jan. 1, ESPN
TaxSlayer Bowl: Iowa vs. Tennessee, 3:20 p.m. Jan. 2, ESPN
Birmingham Bowl: East Carolina vs. Florida, 1 p.m. Jan. 3, ESPN