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Missouri needs a rally in second half to join Auburn in Atlanta

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Missouri is in need of some offense in the second half if they want to join the Auburn Tigers in Atlanta for next weekend’s SEC Championship Game. Trailing Texas A&M 14-7 at the half, Missouri is in a hole that could allow South Carolina to take their place in Atlanta.

Texas A&M’s defense has often been exposed and criticized this season, but so far in Columbia, Missouri the Aggies defense has handled Missouri’s offense quite well.

Johnny Manziel has completed 12 of 16 pass attempts for 124 yards and a touchdown to help the Aggies get something going on offense, but he has yet to make any huge plays with his feet. Manziel has five rushing yards on seven official carries. Brandon Williams has rushed for 60 yards and Tra Carson has a rushing touchdown to help Texas A&M hold the 14-7 lead at the break.

Missouri’s biggest offensive highlight in the firstĀ half was a 38-yard touchdown pass from James Franklin to Dorial Green-Beckham in the second quarter. That tied the game at 7-7 but a little more than a minute later Manziel heaved up a desperation pass that was hauled in by Derel Walker for a 32-yard score under pressure.

Missouri will need to get somethingĀ going in the second half, and a fast start could be crucial to establish some momentum. Texas A&M’s defense has not played this well all season, but how long can they keep that going? Missouri should be able to find some plays that work and break this Aggies defense.

A Missouri win will send them to the SEC Championship Game next week. A Texas A&M will send South Carolina to the championship game. Auburn clinched a spot in the conference title game with a wild ending in the Iron Bowl against Alabama.

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4 Responses to “Missouri needs a rally in second half to join Auburn in Atlanta”
  1. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Nov 30, 2013 9:40 PM

    Mizzou has a history of losing games like this.

  2. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Nov 30, 2013 9:52 PM

    …..aaaaannnd A+M’s bad tackling returns. Time for Mizzou to roll!

  3. jackxp99 says: Nov 30, 2013 9:56 PM

    Auburn clinched a spot in the SEC championship game with the stunning victory over the powerhouse from across the state. The Crimson Tide (11-1, 7-1) several times seemed poised to continue its run toward the first three-peat in modern college football, but couldn’t put the Tigers away….

  4. thefiesty1 says: Nov 30, 2013 10:19 PM

    Mizz is doing just fine, thank you.

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