A couple of weeks ago, it was same old, same old at Arkansas. The Razorbacks couldn’t handle Auburn in the second half of the opening game, when the Tigers’ suspended starting quarterback, Nick Marshall, returned.
Alabama and Florida don’t have a rivalry as much as they do a series. So goes Southeastern Conference football scheduling. But the teams, which meet Saturday in Tuscaloosa (2:30 p.m. on CBS), came to define the early years of the modern SEC.
The Big 12 and SEC have four regular-season matchups this season, and two are this weekend when Tennessee visits Oklahoma and Arkansas goes to Texas Tech. Next week, Auburn travels to Kansas State. The conferences were almost evenly matched for the first decade or so of the Big 12’s existence, but the SEC has dominated since then.
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Dexter McCluster could hear the Chiefs yelling, making sure each knew the speedster was on the field for the Titans. Rookie Bishop Sankey noticed defenders taking advantage of a timeout to see who Tennessee had in the huddle.
Missouri moved closer to filling out its 2015 and 2017 football schedules Thursday, announcing a home-and-home series with Connecticut. The Huskies will play in Columbia next season with the return leg two years later in East, Hartford, Conn.
The renovation includes a new video board, upgrades to the Tiger Player Development area and a new entryway, as well as improvements to the team lounge, locker rooms, academic areas, and strength and conditioning facilities.
At least once in each of Missouri’s three victories, quarterback Maty Mauk has been flushed from the pocket yet still managed to throw a touchdown. The Tigers’ success on the scramble drill might seem chaotic, but there’s a method to the madness.