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Alabama overpowers Mizzou in 42-13 win

Story by Christian Clark, KBIA Sports 

Photos by Joe Trezza, KBIA Sports

ATLANTA — There was tension in the Georgia Dome with a little less than five minutes to play in the third quarter of the Southeastern Conference Championship between Missouri and Alabama.

Despite losing defensive end Shane Ray to an ejection in the second quarter, and despite its defense allowing three first-half touchdowns, Missouri managed to whittle Alabama’s lead down to eight points with 4:37 to play in the third period when kicker Andrew Baggett’s 33-yard field goal made it 21-13.

Scores of Alabama fans returned to their seats, their “Roll Tide” chants ceasing for the first time all game. The pocket of gold among the sea of crimson seemed to come alive, finally having something to cheer for. Missouri had fought back from a 21-3 deficit to make it a one-possession game, and maybe it could take down mighty Alabama.

As it turned out the tension was fleeting. Alabama responded with a pair of touchdown drives that combined to cover 154 yards on 18 plays and rolled to a 42-13 victory over No. 14 Missouri (10-3, 7-2).

“They answered,” head coach Gary Pinkel said. “They did what you’ve got to do. That to me was two statement drives from their standpoint.” Read more of this post

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No. 5 Mizzou loses to No. 3 Auburn in SEC Championship game, 59-42 


Jan. 1 bowl game likely for Missouri

Photos by Tim Nwachukwu
Story by The Associated Press

Quarterback James Franklin (1) keeps an eye on Auburn defender Chris Davis (11) during a first half rush.  SEC Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Quarterback James Franklin (1) keeps an eye on Auburn defender Chris Davis (11) during a first half rush.
SEC Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

ATLANTA — Missouri proved it’s SEC worthy in only its second year in the league, but the Tigers just weren’t ready for Auburn’s up-tempo running game, and that was a devastating realization with the Southeastern Conference championship on the line.

Henry Josey runs off the field after suffering an injury to his back when he was tackled and pushed into a cart on the sidelines. He returned later in the game.

Henry Josey runs off the field after suffering an injury to his back when he was tackled and pushed into a cart on the sidelines. He returned later in the game.

James Franklin passed for 303 yards and three touchdowns and No. 5 Missouri kept pace with No. 3 Auburn through three quarters before falling 59-42 in a wild SEC title game on Saturday.

The quarterback also ran for a touchdown but Missouri couldn’t match the relentless Auburn offense led by Tre Mason’s 304 yards rushing and four touchdowns.

Coach Gary Pinkel said Missouri struggled to contain quarterback Nick Marshall’s option reads and leadership in Auburn’s fast-paced, no-huddle attack.

“I think what happens is they try to really get going fast, get the fastball rolling, and your defense gets a little frustrated because you’re giving up 10 yards, nine yards,” Pinkel said. “And then guess what? You start making mistakes. You don’t get the gaps. You don’t get to do things you need to do. That’s just not a very good situation to be in.”

Asked what it takes to stop Auburn, Pinkel said “Everybody has problems with it. You know what, I’m the wrong person Read more of this post