For Alabama, it will be the challenge of getting over its dramatic loss to Auburn.
The Southeastern Conference has won a record seven consecutive national championships in college football, and the door has been opened for an eighth.
ATLANTA — The Auburn Tigers completed their remarkable Southeastern Conference worst-to-first journey Saturday inside the Georgia Dome, and they did so emphatically.
ATLANTA — For the better part of Saturday's SEC championship game, Auburn found little success slowing Missouri.
ATLANTA — Eight days ago, Frank Sanders couldn't watch it anymore. The former Auburn All-America wideout left his alma mater's Jordan-Hare Stadium late in the third quarter of last week's game against Alabama and drove his car toward Birmingham.
ATLANTA — While its rushing attack blew through the Southeastern Conference this season with staggering success, Auburn displayed special teams that were just as exemplary.f
There are plenty of similarities between No. 3 Auburn and No. 5 Missouri entering today's Southeastern Conference football championship game in the Georgia Dome.
The Southeastern Conference championship has been college football's second biggest game the past several seasons, but that will not be the case moving forward.
So when did they know?
Missouri senior quarterback James Franklin missed four starts this season due to a separated shoulder, but he knows things could have been much worse.
We were debating whether to ask what bowls are the SEC teams destined for or a "what if" question that ultimately altered the landscape of each team's season. Then we asked, "Why not both?" Why not indeed.
Missouri's defense has a way of getting into opposing backfields.
Surprise, surprise. Saturday's Southeastern Conference football championship between Auburn and Missouri will be the most improbable pairing in the event's 22-year history. The two Tigers were a combined 2-14 in league play last season, and Auburn was picked fifth in the West Division balloting this summer, while Missouri was picked sixth in the East.
Is any team in a generation more prepared for the big stage than Alabama? No way.
Florida senior safety Jaylen Watkins was at Monday's news conference in Gainesville when he was asked about Saturday's home finale against No. 2 Florida State.