Saturday turned out to be a day of college football that many of us will not forget for a very long time. The excitement started with one of the most miraculous ends to a game in college football history as Auburn defeated Alabama 34 to 28 to claim a spot on the SEC championship game on Saturday in a game that will be talked about for years.
Saturday turned out to be a day of college football that many of us will not forget for a very long time. The excitement started with one of the most miraculous ends to a game in college football history as Auburn defeated Alabama 34 to 28 to claim a spot on the SEC championship game on Saturday in a game that will be talked about for years. Then the Missouri Tigers won what may have been the most important game in school history and certainly in my lifetime to do the unthinkable. I was not very optimistic when the college football season started about Mizzou’s chances this year. They only won five games last year and I really didn’t expect them to win any more this year. Boy was I wrong! The Tigers defense played another great game as they controlled the Texas AandM offense pretty much the entire game and Missouri’s offense had a solid game against a somewhat surprising AandM defense as the Tigers captured the SEC East title with a 28 to 21 victory on Saturday night. Mizzou and Auburn will now meet for the SEC championship Saturday afternoon in Atlanta. Words cannot adequately express what an incredible year the Missouri Tigers football team has had. I never expected them to be where they are and I think it’s a pretty safe bet to say that none of the SEC did either as Mizzou was picked to finish next to last in the SEC East going into the year. Saturday’s victory did little to help Mizzou in the BCS standings but I really didn’t expect it to. The Tigers are still ranked fifth in the BCS standings and their chances of playing for the national title are pretty slim unless they totally destroy Auburn and Florida State and Ohio State both lose on Saturday by large margins. Mizzou will be going to a major bowl though. We’ll have much more to say on Saturday’s SEC title game in Friday’s blog.
The Missouri Tigers men’s basketball team won two games in Las Vegas over the weekend to move their record to 7 and 0. Having Frank Haith back as their coach seemed to have given them a shot in the arm as the Tigers played much better against Northwestern and Nevada than they had in their earlier five games. Mizzou is off until Thursday when they play West Virginia.
The Truman State men’s basketball team won their two games at the Drury tournament over the weekend as they defeated a team from Oklahoma on Friday afternoon and defeated their former MIAA foe Northwest Missouri State on Saturday night. Both the men’s and women’s teams play their first ever Great Lakes Valley Conference games on Saturday against Quincy. The Bulldogs have had a long standing rivalry with the Hawks and this year the stakes are increased as these two schools are back to meeting twice a year now.
I don’t really want to write about the Kansas City Chiefs game with the Denver Broncos yesterday but I guess I have to. The Chiefs lost their third game in a row as they pretty much handed the victory to the Broncos. The Chiefs defense did not play well again after being so incredible earlier in the year while the Chiefs offense played pretty well but they didn’t do a good job of hanging onto the football. Alex Smith did everything he could but the offense simply couldn’t keep from dropping the ball. You can’t do that against a veteran team like the Broncos and expect to win. The Chiefs travel to our nation’s capital on Sunday to play the Washington Redskins in a game that in my mind the Chiefs must win. They can still make the playoffs but they must win Sunday in my opinion or risk losing the rest of their games. I just don’t like the way this team is playing right now and they have to get back on the right track in Washington. We’ll have more on that in Friday’s blog as well.
The St. Louis Rams didn’t have much fun yesterday either as they lost to the San Francisco 49ers. The Rams tried but they were simply playing a better team who has really come on as of late after a slow start to the year.
We’ll be back later in the week with another blog. I am going to try to do one on Wednesday but I can’t promise anything. That’s the plan though. Thanks as always for checking out this and all the other blogs on this site and please follow me on Twitter at KDE Blog.
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