Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Auburn running back Tre Mason isnt expecting to put up the kind of numbers against Florida State in tonights BCS Championship Game that he did against Alabama and Missouri. But after what his team accomplished this season going from a winless SEC record to college footballs title game hes not ruling out any possibility.
First-year Auburn coach Gus Malzahn spent 15 years in the high school ranks in Arkansas before getting his first college coaching job in 2006, and he said the prep level was ideal for preparing him for college coaching.
A closer look at Florida State and Auburn.
Nothing rattles Jameis Winston, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback of Florida State. Hes charismatic and mature beyond his years. Winston turns 20 today, the day of the BCS Championship Game against Auburn at the Rose Bowl.
The Big 12 and Southeastern Conference women’s basketball seasons open Thursday night and Kansas, Kansas State and Missouri are all in action.
Tigers’ defensive end Kony Ealy has become a leader on the defensive side of the ball. His coaches and teammates have taken notice.
Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk was chosen to the Southeastern Conference all-freshman team announced Thursday.
Missouri landed two players on the All-Southeastern Conference coaches’ first team announced Tuesday: Defensive end Michael Sam and defensive back E.J. Gaines.
Missouri’s Michael Sam was chosen Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year Monday by the Associated Press. Sam led the SEC in sacks with 10 1/2 and tackles for loss with 18.
Auburn punter Steven Clark, who attended Park Hill High, completed his SEC career with another excellent game. Clark, a senior, kicked three times for a 40-yard average against Missouri, and all of his boots landed inside the 20.
We know both Missouri and Auburn are the Tigers, but here are some facts about each school you might not have known:
Travel delays forced Missouri to cancel its scheduled walkthrough Friday at the Georgia Dome. Missouri, which wasn’t planning to practice and hasn’t done Friday walkthroughs on the road all season, was delayed leaving Columbia due to “weight and balance issues” with the plane prior to takeoff, a team source said.
Auburns miraculous run to the SEC championship game might have started a year ago this week, when Garden City (Kan.) Community College improbably won the Mississippi Bowl on a last-second field goal set up by a 62-yard tipped pass. The ball was heaved by Nick Marshall, who now guides an Auburn team that has pulled off similar finishes against Georgia and Alabama.
The SEC championship game was the first of its kind, and when Alabama beat Florida at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala., in the inaugural event in 1992, the Crimson Tide won major college footballs first playoff game.
A closer look at the matchups.
No. 4 Auburn secured a spot in the SEC championship with a huge 34-28 win over No. 1 Alabama. Chris Davis returned a missed field goal more than 100 yards for a touchdown with no time left on the clock.
Chris Davis raced 100-plus yards with a missed field-goal attempt for a touchdown on the final play to lift No. 4 Auburn to a 34-28 victory over No. 1 Alabama on Saturday.
Saturday’s Alabama at Auburn game will decide the Eastern Division winner of the Southeastern Conference, which will play in the conference championship game a week later in Atlanta against either Missouri or South Carolina.