As most SEC fans know by now, it is the final season for veteran SEC on CBS play-by-play man Verne Lundquist.
Perhaps one of the most polarizing figures in a league full of them, fans either love or hate the man who has called many of the league’s most treasured moments during its showcase game on Saturday afternoons.
And as he winds down his final season, he’s been on a streak of calling incredible comeback efforts. It’s actually pretty astonishing.
In each of the last four SEC on CBS games, one team overcame at least a three-score deficit to tie the game. Three of the four came back to win the game outright.
Here’s a recap:
Week 3: Alabama 48, Ole Miss 43
John Youngblood returned a second-quarter fumble 44 yards for a touchdown to give Ole Miss a 24-3 lead over No. 1 Alabama at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, and fans were on their way to burying Nick Saban for losing to the Rebels for a third consecutive season.
That was only part of the story, as the Crimson Tide outscored Ole Miss 45-19 for the remainder of the game and brought home a narrow victory in spite of 421 passing yards from Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly.
Week 4: Tennessee 38, Florida 28
This time it was the home team that had the epic comeback. Florida jumped out to a 21-0 lead at Neyland Stadium, and Tennessee fans were ready to chase Butch Jones out of town.
But the Vols overcame a 21-3 halftime deficit to outscore Florida 35-7 in the second half and break an 11-game losing streak against the Gators.
Week 5: Tennessee 34, Georgia 31
With two minutes to go in the first half, Georgia enjoyed a 17-0 lead against Tennessee in the friendly confines of Sanford Stadium.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re likely well aware of Tennessee’s crazy comeback which involved a Hail Mary completion to win the game on the final play.
Week 6: Texas A&M 45, Tennessee 38
This is the lone game in the sequence during which the team that held the lead actually regained its composure to win the game. With just over 10 minutes remaining in the third quarter, Texas A&M scored a touchdown to extend its lead to 28-7 in front of a home crowd at Kyle Field.
For the third consecutive week, Tennessee charged back to erase a three-possession deficit and force overtime. But the Aggies prevailed 45-38 in double-overtime after a Joshua Dobbs interception ended the magic for the Vols.