Posted October 09, 2012 on AP on Fox
(Updates. With AP Photos.) By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press A season that began with the promise of sharing the stage with college football royalty is threatening to turn sour for Missouri as the Tigers confront the realities of life in the unforgiving Southeastern Conference. A 19-15 home loss to perennial conference also-ran Vanderbilt kept Missouri (3-3, 0-3) winless in league games in its first season in the SEC after leaving the Big 12. Missouri is one of five conference teams still seeking its first SEC victory. In Missouri's case, that means its first SEC victory, ever. Few expect Missouri to get it when No. 1 Alabama (5-0, 2-0) visits Faurot Field Saturday in a coaching matchup pitting former Kent State teammates Gary Pinkel, Missouri's coach, and the Tide's Nick Saban. ''This year, there's so much hype being in the SEC, and you've got all the outside voices telling you that you (stink) and you're not worthy,'' senior offensive...
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