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SEC Championship Game: Making a Case for Missouri

This matchup seems to be in the books on paper, but that’s why they play the game. Missouri—winners of consecutive SEC East titles—will look to upset top-ranked Alabama Saturday in the SEC Championship Game. I’m not saying that I think Missouri can pull off the upset, but I think the Tigers have a much better case to win than people think. The Tigers are a well-coached bunch and some of the statistics I will present you with...

2014 SEC Power Rankings – Week Fourteen

SEC EAST 1. Missouri (9-2, 6-1 SEC) – The Tigers are one win away from winning the East but it’s a tricky one against a team they’d probably rather not play.  Next game: Friday, November 28th against Arkansas.  2. Georgia (9-2, 6-2 SEC) – The Bulldogs can only hope and pray that Missouri loses to Arkansas as they play their biggest in-state rival.  Next game: Saturday, November 29th against Georgia...

SEC Upset Special: Florida vs. Florida State

For this week’s SEC Upset, I am picking against a team that I still feel is vulnerable, even at home. That team is Florida State, and I think Florida is a good pick on rivalry weekend. First of all, there’s the fact that Florida State has won by only a combined seven points in its last two games; against teams that shouldn’t be hanging around with a playoff team. Then there’s the fact that Florida is playing much better with...

2014 SEC Power Rankings – Week Thirteen

SEC EAST 1. Missouri (8-2, 5-1 SEC) – The Tigers crept closer to the SEC East title last weekend with their 34-27 victory over Texas A&M. They’ve got two tricky games remaining before they can celebrate. They’ll be on upset watch this weekend.  Next game: Saturday, November 22nd at Tennessee.  2. Georgia (8-2, 6-2 SEC) – The Bulldogs finished up SEC play by beating up on Auburn and now can zero in...

SEC Upset Special: Missouri Over Tennessee

The SEC card this week doesn’t have many opportunities for upsets, with a few schools playing FCS opponents. One game stood out to me, though. Missouri has put together one of the quietest two-loss campaigns in the country, and at 8-2 (5-1 in SEC play) the Tigers control their own destiny in he SEC East. Georgia needs Missouri to lose in order to make it to Atlanta, but that won’t happen this weekend. The Tigers are...

SEC Upset Special: Mississippi State vs. Alabama

It’s still shocking to me the lack of respect for Mississippi State. The No. 1 team in the country has a strong résumé, with wins at LSU and at home versus Auburn and Texas A&M. Despite mowing down their schedule, the Bulldogs will enter Saturday’s game as 8-point underdogs. I get it–it’s the mighty Alabama Crimson Tide playing at home–but Saban’s group would have three losses if...

2014 SEC Power Rankings – Week Twelve

SEC EAST 1. Missouri (7-2, 4-1 SEC) – The Tigers are still the odds on favorite to win the East because Florida and Georgia continue to have down years. They can’t clinch the division this weekend, but they can get close.  Next game: Saturday, November 15th at Texas A&M.  2. Georgia (7-2, 5-2 SEC) – The Bulldogs have to win this weekend if they want a shot at the East. Why? Because a loss keeps the...

2014 SEC Power Rankings – Week Eleven

SEC EAST 1. Missouri (7-2, 4-1 SEC) – With all the traditional powers in the East having a down couple of years, the Tigers joined the SEC at the right time and are No. 1 by default. They’ll lose again before the season is over, maybe twice.  Next game: Saturday, November 15th at Texas A&M.  2. Georgia (6-2, 4-2 SEC) – The Bulldogs’ recent luck finally ran out against the Gators as they walked off...

SEC Upset Special: LSU Over Alabama

Alabama is a 6.5-point favorite in this game, but LSU will come away victorious. I will give you three reasons why I think the Tigers can pull the upset Saturday night, but first let’s take a look at these two teams. The Tigers (7-2) have a couple of big wins over Wisconsin and Ole Miss, but the two losses weren’t pretty against Mississippi State and Auburn. Alabama (7-1) lost in upset fashion to Ole Miss, but...

2014 SEC Power Rankings – Week Ten

SEC EAST 1. Georgia (6-1, 4-1 SEC) – The Bulldogs will be without Todd Gurley for a couple more games with his suspension appeal recently being denied. Luckily for the Bulldogs though, the next two are against Florida and Kentucky.  Next game: Saturday, November 1st against Florida in Jacksonville.  2. Missouri (6-2, 3-1 SEC) – The Tigers barely got past Vanderbilt last week and remain No. 2 in a very weak SEC...