ATLANTA, Ge--The Missouri Tiger football team arrived in Atlanta, Friday afternoon. If your Saturday doesn't include a serious diet of college football then you're missing out.
Saturday No. 5 Mizzou takes on No. 3 Auburn in the SEC championship game. It will be only the second time Auburn and Mizzou have met. In the first match, Mizzou won in the 1973 sun bowl 34-17.
Both the Tigers with a bit of a comeback season as well. Last year, Mizzou was 2-6 in the SEC and Auburn was 0-8. Auburn heads into the SEC Championship game beating the two time defending champs Alabama, in what was one of the greatest college football games ever played. A miraculous 100 plus yard touchdown return off of a missed field goal for Auburn to win the game.
In the East, Mizzou beat Texas A&M 28-21 at Faurot Field. The Mizzou Tigers looking for their first conference title since 1969.
"One of the things that we have talked about, that our football team has talked about and this has come from our captains and seniors, kind of this theme we have started in the beginning, it doesn't matter who we play, where we play, it's about how we play. And we have been talking about that every single week since august. It doesn't matter who we play in terms of we are going to play some great teams through out the season. We are going to play in a lot of different venues. All that aside it is about how the university of Missouri is going to play in the football game. I think we have taken that approach. There is no question our players are excited to be here. Excited to represent the east in the sec, we are honored to do that," said Tiger coach Gary Pinkel.