The SEC may have failed to lock down its 8th straight BCS Championship, but there is no doubt that there were many memorable moments that took place during the 2013 season. Now, shockingly, not every great moment involved the Auburn Tigers although they may have produced two of the most unbelievable sports moments of all time within a couple weeks of each other. But now, as we've had a few months to reflect on this college football season, let us take you all the way back to the fall of 2013, and our five favorite SEC football moments of 2013.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Friday, December 13, 2013
By Clint Switzer
We all knew it would happen somehow. Even when Alabama went down a couple weeks back to Auburn, you could just feel it was coming. There is no doubt that a college football season would not be complete without an SEC team being represented in the BCS Championship Game, and with the help of the Michigan State Spartans, it became a reality once again. It is only natural to be excited for Auburn/Florida State, who will battle for the large crystal ball in Pasadena this January, but as you look across the board at this years bowl lineup, it is not out of the question to look at the very real possibility that the SEC could go UNDEFEATED in its games. We decided to take a look at each bowl game which features an SEC team and get our predictions out there before most people have even put up a Christmas tree!
Thursday, December 5, 2013
As Queen's "We Are the Champions" blared over the loudspeakers following Mizzou's 28-21 victory over Texas A&M at Memorial Stadium in Columbia last Saturday, many Tiger fans made their way onto the field in jubilant celebration. "I could die right here and be happy!" one such fan said while hugging me at absolute random. For a moment, I thought about this sentiment and vehemently agreed. But on my two hour car ride home to Kansas City I was able to more intelligently reflect on this 2013 season for the Missouri Tigers. A season that has yieleded an SEC East Championship when many believed that mere thought to be a pipe dream. I remembered telling people all off season that we would be "lucky to go 7-5," and if we could "just sneak into a bowl game" I would be happy.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
In a clear case of "SEC envy" many Oregon Duck fans have recently called out the Alabama Crimson Tide by way of a t-shirt designed by two University of Oregon seniors. The message of the shirt is fairly clear; Oregon wants 'Bama. But do they really? There is no doubt that the Oregon program has enjoyed dizzying success in the past decade. Video game offensive stats, BCS Bowl games and multiple NFL draft picks have come by way of the Duck. In fact, Oregon currently sits at #2 in the BCS and join only the upstart Missouri Tigers as teams that have won every game thus far by 15 points or more. So there could in fact be a collision course to Pasadena brewing between the two teams. But in reality, this campaign that has been launched in Eugene could serve as one huge college football backfire.
There is little doubt that Mizzou's impressive 41-26 win over the Georgia Bulldogs last Saturday was stymied a bit by the large elephant in the room following the game. Starting quarterback James Franklin's right arm was in a sling, and this time he wasn't smiling.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
It was just over a year ago when Missouri's Sheldon Richardson referred to the Georgia Bulldogs as a team that plays "old man football." The Tigers first conference game as a member of the SEC was certainly one to forget for Mizzou fans as Georgia rolled into Columbia and beat Missouri 41-20. That loss became the catalyst for a disastrous first season in the SEC for Mizzou as injuries and inconsistency at the quarterback position yielded a disappointing 5-7 campaign. Meanwhile, the Georgia Bulldogs were able to shake the "old man football," moniker in route to a 12-win-season and an appearance in the SEC Championship Game.