Monday December 1st, 2014

Missouri Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

The SEC East champion Missouri Tigers (10-2, 7-1) travel to Atlanta to face the SEC West champion Alabama Crimson Tide (11-1, 7-1) in the SEC Championship game. Missouri has appeared in the championship game once since joining the conference in 2012, losing to Auburn in the 2013 title game. Alabama has played in 23 SEC Championships, its most recent win coming in 2012.

Missouri and Alabama have played each other four times, with each team winning twice. Alabama won their most recent meeting, 42-10 in 2012.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

How to watch

Details for Saturday's game are below:

Kickoff: 4 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.

TV coverage: CBS

Radio: For a list of Alabama affiliates, click here. For a list of Missouri affiliates, click here.

Season Recap

Alabama Crimson Tide

11/29: Alabama 55, Auburn 44

The Crimson Tide outlasted Auburn in a contest that set Iron Bowl records in both scoring and combined yardage. The Tigers earned 630 yards against Alabama’s conference-best defense, while Alabama totaled 539 yards. Quarterback Blake Sims completed 74 percent of his passes for 312 yards, but he threw three interceptions in addition to his four touchdowns. Amari Cooper tied his own school yardage record, amassing 224 yards and three touchdowns on 13 receptions.

11/22: Alabama 48, Western Carolina 14

Alabama scored the final 31 points after the Catamounts pulled with three early in the second quarter. The Crimson Tide held Western Carolina scoreless in the second half. Blake Sims threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns on 68 percent passing, but yielded one interception. Derrick Henry rushed 12 times for 92 yards and two touchdowns.

11/15: Alabama 25, Mississippi State 20

The Crimson Tide beat No. 1 Mississippi State, backed by quarterback Blake Sims’ 211 passing yards and single touchdown and Amari Cooper’s eight catches for 88 yards and one touchdown. After a fourth-quarter scoring drive the put Alabama ahead, the Tide recovered an onside kick to secure their fifth-straight win.

11/8: Alabama 20, LSU 13 (OT)

Alabama won its fourth-straight game despite possessing the ball for less than 22 minutes of the regulation. Blake Sims completed 20 of 45 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns, and Amari Cooper had eight catches for 83 yards and a touchdown. The Crimson Tide limited LSU to 76 passing yards and just 183 rushing yards on 56 carries.

10/25: Alabama 34, Tennessee 20

The Crimson Tide won their third straight game by defeating the Volunteers on the road. Wide receiver Amari Cooper had nine catches for a school-record 224 yards to go along with two touchdowns to lead Alabama. Derrick Henry and T.J. Yeldon combined for 130 rushing yards as the Crimson Tide racked up 183 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.

10/18: Alabama 59, Texas A&M 0

Alabama scored 35 points in the second quarter to break the game open en route to a blowout win over Texas A&MBlake Sims completed 16 of 27 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns, while Amari Cooper had eight catches for 140 yards and two touchdowns. The Crimson Tide rushed for 298 yards and four touchdowns as a team, including 114 yards and two touchdowns from T.J. Yeldon. The Crimson Tide outgained the Aggies 602-172, limiting quarterback Kenny Hill to 138 passing yards.

10/11: Alabama 14, Arkansas 13

Alabama escaped from what would have been a second loss in a row with the win over the Razorbacks, but the Alabama offense struggled once again. The Tide tallied just 227 yards of total offense. Quarterback Blake Sims finished the game with just 161 yards, and wide receiver Amari Cooper only caught two passes for 22 yards. 

10/4: Ole Miss 23, Alabama 17

Alabama's loss to the Rebels was the Crimson Tide's third straight loss to a ranked opponent. A Bo Wallace touchdown pass to Jaylen Walton with 2:54 remaining put Ole Miss ahead, and Blake Sims was intercepted in the opposite end zone to seal the game. T.J. Yeldon finished the game with 123 rushing yards for Alabama, but the team suffered a huge loss in the backfield as Kenyan Drake went down with a severely fractured leg.

9/20: Alabama 42, Florida 21

The Crimson Tide, led by Blake Sims and Amari Cooper, exploded for 645 yards of total offense. Sims threw for 445 yards, the second-best total in Alabama history, and had four touchdowns with just one interception. Cooper had 10 catches for 201 yards and three touchdowns. The Tide eclipsed 200 yards rushing in the game.

9/13: Alabama 52, Southern Miss 12

Alabama dominated in time of possession, holding the ball for nearly 35 minutes, and the Crimson Tide amassed 547 yards of total offense on their way to 52 points. Kenyan Drake scored three touchdowns on just nine carries, and Amari Cooper caught eight passes for 135 yards and a touchdown.

9/6: Alabama 41, Florida Atlantic 0

Both Blake Sims and Jake Coker threw for more than 200 yards and the Alabama defense pitched a shutout while allowing just 88 passing yards and 57 rushing yards to FAU. Sims and Coker combined to account for three touchdowns and 430 passing yards. Amari Cooper was the biggest beneficiary, catching 13 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown. 

8/30: Alabama 33, West Virginia 23

In a game that was closer than the final score indicated, Alabama rushed for 288 yards and controlled the ball for nearly 38 minutes. Both T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry eclipsed the 100-yard mark on the ground while combining for three touchdowns, and first-time starting QB Blake Sims threw for 250 yards on 24-of-33 passing.

Missouri Tigers

11/28: Missouri 21, Arkansas 14

Maty Mauk completed 25 of his 42 pass attempts, throwing for 265 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Russell Hansbrough led the rushing attack, gaining 91 yards on 20 carries, while Marcus Murphy added 58 yards and one touchdown on 11 rushes. Bud Sasser led the Tigers with 127 receiving yards, while Jimmie Hunt had one touchdown and 61 yards.

11/22: Missouri 29, Tennessee 21

Maty Mauk threw for 230 yards and two fourth quarter touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a school-record tenth straight road win. Jimmie Smith had three catches for 106 yards and one touchdown, and Marcus Murphy added 82 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries.

11/15: Missouri 34, Texas A&M 27

The Tigers narrowly escaped a loss in the final minutes after the Aggies failed to convert a fourth down to tie the game. Russell Hansbrough rushed for a career-high 199 yards with two touchdowns. Quarterback Maty Mauk finished with 252 yards for one touchdown and one interception. 

11/1: Missouri 20, Kentucky 10

Missouri won its third-straight game by knocking off Kentucky at home. Maty Mauk completed 18 of 33 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns, and also led the team with 75 rushing yards. Bud Sasser caught six passes for 67 yards and both touchdowns.

10/25: Missouri 24, Vanderbilt 14

The Tigers rushed for 244 yards as a team to beat the Commodores at home. Maty Mauk completed 11 of 23 passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns, and added 58 yards on the ground. Marcus Murphy and Russell Hansbrough combined for 180 rushing yards and a touchdown.

10/18: Missouri 42, Florida 13

Missouri had punt, kickoff, fumble and interception returns en route to a blowout victory over Florida. Despite only having 119 yards of total offense, the Tigers scored the game's first 42 points. Marcus Murphy returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown, returned a punt 82 yards for a score and also rushed for a touchdown.

10/11: Georgia 34, Missouri 0

Despite not having to stop Todd Gurley, the Tigers were shutout as Georgia rolled. Missouri managed only 147 yards of total offense, while turning the ball over five times. Maty Mauk failed to throw for 100 yards and tossed four picks.

9/27: Missouri 21, South Carolina 20

Missouri bounced back with a come-from-behind win to upend the Gamecocks. Russell Hansbrough, who rushed for 43 yards, scored two of his three touchdowns in the final seven minutes of the game to secure the win.

9/20: Indiana 31, Missouri 27

The Tigers were upset by Indiana thanks to a late touchdown run from D'Angelo Roberts. The touchdown occurred with just 22 seconds left on the clock. Maty Mauk finished the game with 331 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, while Russell Hansbrough led the way on the ground with 119 yards and a score. 

9/13: Missouri 38, UCF 10

Maty Mauk threw a touchdown pass in every quarter, as the Tigers rolled to their third straight win to start the season. Mauk finished the game with 144 yards passing, four touchdowns and an interception. Duron Singleton put the exclamation mark on the win with a 60-yard fumble return for a touchdown with just 13 seconds remaining in the game. 

9/6: Missouri 49, Toledo 24

Maty Mauk lit up the scoreboard for the Tigers, who were able to rout Toledo for their second win of the year. Mauk threw for 325 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. Bud Sasser was Mauk's top target, with 5 catches for 121 yards and a touchdown. Russell Hansbrough (84 yards, TD) was Mizzou's leading rusher. 

8/30: Missouri 38, South Dakota State 18

Missouri started the season off with a win over South Dakota State, thanks to a hot start and 21-point first quarter. Russell Hansbrough eclipsed the century mark with 126 yards and a touchdown, while Maty Mauk contributed 178 yards and three scores through the air. 

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