Found September 05, 2012 on
The Texas A&M Aggies and Missouri Tigers were mainstays in the Big 12 Conference for many years. They were a part of some great rivalries and some classic college football games. But, like so many school in this trendy new NCAA landscape, they decided to jump ship and change conferences, with both opting to join the SEC this season.
But on Saturday, as both the Aggies and Tigers prepare for their first game of SEC conference play, could both be receiving a rude welcoming to their new home?
The short answer would appear to be yes.
The one thing that each SEC newcomer has going in their favor is that they get to host their first SEC game against new conference foes. The Aggies will play host to the Florida Gators, who are the No. 24 team in the latest polls. The Tigers have it a bit tougher, having to host the Georgia Bulldogs, who are currently ranked as the No. 7 team in the nation.
Neither home team will be favored in their SEC opener, despite the fact that they are both at hom...
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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) There were times during Missouri's 62-10 win over Southeastern Louisiana when offensive lineman Max Copeland had to collect himself and keep a promise he made to his dad.
"I'm here, man, I'm here," Copeland said he remembered thinking as he looked around at more than 62,000 fans in Memorial Stadium on Saturday. His father, Michael, made Max...
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While waiting for All-Big 12 Henry Josey to recover from a pair of knee operations that will sideline him this season, the Tigers are counting on fellow burners Kendial Lawrence and Marcus Murphy...
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Everyone knows Saturday night in Columbia is going to be tough. James Franklin is a big, athletic quarterback exactly the kind that has given us trouble over the last few years especially with the zone read and his scrambling when pass...
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My approach to predicting this game is a simple one. These teams have not played since 1960. Consequently, there is no history to rely on between the two combatants. How, then, can one make a reasonably educated guess as to the outcome? I look back to 2011 and ask myself two questions.
First - Is Missouri a better football team...
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