After losing to Auburn in the Southeastern Conference Championship, Missouri slipped out of the BCS. Instead, it has accepted a bid to play in the Cotton Bowl against Oklahoma State.
Missouri had a chance to validate its season in the SEC Championship Game. Instead, it allowed 677 yards of offense in a 59-42 loss to Auburn on the biggest stage in college football.
A team that had dreams of a national championship is now headed out of the BCS — barring a bizarre sequence of events — and to some place a long way from southern California.
"Let's go Tigers." It could have been a nonpartisan chant. But the lawn between the Georgia Dome and the Georgia World Congress Center was a sea of blue and orange. Not a Missouri fan in sight.
On Friday evening, a 40-passenger bus stalled outside a gas station in Kentucky. The bus service called other companies for help, but none obliged. So driver Bob Bargeon took matters into his own hands.
Missouri students, fans and alumni descended on Atlanta on Saturday to watch the Missouri football team play for the SEC Championship.
The SEC Championship game brought out an army of Missouri fans to Georgia, a support net of fans at home, and encouragement from within the team.
Many Mizzou fans traveled to Georgia this weekend to cheer on the Missouri Tigers as they faced off against Auburn in the SEC Championship game. Here are some photos and videos of what some of them looked like.
The Missouri Tigers football team was defeated by the Auburn Tigers in the SEC Championship game at Atlanta. Check here for photos from inside and outside the Georgia Dome.
The Missouri Tigers were defeated by the Auburn Tigers in the SEC Championship game in Atlanta. The Missourian provided score updates and social media posts during the game.
Missouri and Auburn engaged in the highest scoring SEC Championship of all time, piling up over 1,100 total yards of and nearly 100 points. Auburn came away with its fourth SEC Championship and a spot in a BCS Bowl.
Missouri is not supposed to be playing in the Southeastern Conference Championship. Not yet, at least.
Forget the chance to win the Southeastern Conference, advance to the first BCS Bowl game in school history and the national spotlight. Missouri is trying to treat its game on Saturday against Auburn as the next one on the schedule and nothing more.
Missouri has exceeded the expectations of college football analysts and the Tigers are one win away from claiming the SEC championship in only their second year in the league.
The redshirt junior is closing in on 1,000 yards two seasons after badly injuring his knee. "Everybody knows everything I've had to do to get where I am now," he said.
Missouri's Christian Brinser struggled all season before the Texas A&M game. But his excellent performance against the Aggies — and an upcoming opportunity in the SEC Championship — has him in a position to possibly earn free tuition next year.
Missouri football fans have made it to Atlanta to cheer on the Tigers in the SEC Championship game.
As of Friday afternoon, conditions on major routes from Columbia to Atlanta varied from clear to snow-covered.
A group of fans stood outside the Mizzou Athletics Training Complex to say farewell to the Tigers as they headed to Atlanta for the SEC Championship game.
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