SEC is 3-0 in bowls with nine more to play

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin enjoys the moments after the Aggies knocked off West Virginia in the Liberty Bowl. (Getty)

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin enjoys the moments after the Aggies knocked off West Virginia in the Liberty Bowl. (Getty)

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.

Independence Bowl

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.

Liberty Bowl

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.

Texas Bowl

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.

Remaining bowls

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


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