In just its second year in the Southeastern Conference, the No. 5 Missouri Tigers (11-1 overall, 7-1 in SEC action) have reached the SEC Championship Game, and this Saturday,
Head Coach Gary Pinkel and his crew will face the No. 3 Auburn Tigers (11-1, 7-1) for all of the marbles in Atlanta, Ga. at the Georgia Dome. Kickoff for the nationally-televised CBS game is set for 3 p.m. (central time)...
Mizzou is coming off a hard-fought 28-21 win over then-No. 19 Texas A&M and defending Heisman winning QB Johnny Manziel.
The Aggies held a 14-7 halftime lead (Mizzou's first halftime deficit of 2013), but the Tigers took control early in the third quarter with two unanswered scores for a 21-14 lead that it carried into the fourth quarter.
After Manziel led a masterful 98-yard TD drive to tie the score with 10:43 left in the game, Mizzou turned to Captain Comeback, junior TB Henry Josey, who scampered untouched 57 yards for a touchdown and a 28-21 lead with just 3:34 remaining.
The Mizzou defense then got a 3-and-out (its third consecutive 3-and-out of Manziel and company), giving the ball back to the Tiger offense.
Taking over with just 2:01 left to reach Atlanta, QB James Franklin navigated two first downs (including a nifty 16-yarder on a bootleg delay to TE Eric Waters) to kill the clock and send Tiger fans into celebration mode...
Auburn is coming off one of the more memorable wins in college football history, as they knocked off previous No. 1 and unbeaten Alabama by a 34-28 score last Saturday.
The Tigers rallied from a 21-7 deficit to tie the game at 28-all in the final minute, and returned an Alabama missed field goal 100 yards for the winning touchdown at the final gun.
Auburn has won its last eight games entering Saturday's game, following their sole defeat in 2013, a 35-21 setback at LSU on Sept. 21...Mizzou and Auburn have played five common opponents in 2013, and they are both a perfect 5-0 against the group. A look at the comparisons to the right.For more information go to www.mutigers.com