Live from Atlanta: SEC title game – Alabama 42, Mizzou 13 2:50 in 4th

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-17:70f1f0bd44d5b9efe99643db Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-873049-3927061167001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.1. Alabama pass defense. After seeing Nick Marshall threw for a career-high 456 yards and three touchdowns in last week’s Iron Bowl, Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk should take shots downfield against the Tide secondary. Eddie Jackson was burned for big plays against Auburn, but Alabama’s best corner, Cyrus Jones, has had his share of bad moments throughout the season.I played a horrible game yesterday I apologize to all my fans but all I know how to do is Bounce Back Believe that— Eddie Jackson (@EJackson_4) November 30, 2014Alabama pass defense had ‘technical’ issues vs. AuburnThe irony of this is Bradley Sylve, who got lit up by Kevin White in the season opener against WVU, will get his shot to play in Alabama’s biggest game of the year because of how badly Jackson played in the Iron Bowl. Regardless of who plays cornerback for the Tide, Missouri is sure to test those guys. How will the Tide secondary respond?Tebow offers winning formula to beating No. 1 Alabama2. Ray and Golden. Missouri has the nation’s best tandem at defensive end in Shane Ray and Markus Golden, but the two will be nullified if Alabama can establish the run up the middle. Auburn did that in running for 545 yards against the Tigers in last season’s SEC title game as Tre Mason ran wild for a conference championship game record 304 yards and four touchdowns.Alabama has struggled running in between the tackles at times, but been able to get yards on the stretch play. If Missouri can contain the run, this will allow Ray and Golden to put pressure on Blake Sims. Wondering how healthy left tackle Cam Robinson is to block in the run game and protect Sims in the pass game. I’m sure Ray and Golden will test out the true freshman early.However, Sims’ scrambling ability gives him a chance to make plays if Ray and Golden aren’t disciplined in their pursuit of him.Commentary: Mizzou could wilt under Tide no-huddle3. Defending Amari Cooper. Next to tailback Melvin Gordon at Wisconsin, Cooper has been the most dominant offensive player outside of the quarterbacks in college football this season. He’s had three 200-yard receiving games en route to catching 103 passes for 1,573 yards and 14 touchdowns. Cooper is coming off a career-tying 224-yard performance in the Iron Bowl – and that was with a brace of his knee from having it bruised against FCS school Western Carolina.Missouri has only allowed one receiver to go over 100 yards in a game this season. If the Tigers keep Cooper under 100, will it be a result of sacrificing their run defense to double him or their secondary containing him in single and zone coverages?Commentary: Tide prepared, but under pressure to win4. Adam Griffith. Hip. Back. Whatever the injury is, the Alabama kicker has been limited and off as of late. If Alabama needs to attempt a long field goal, will Nick Saban turn to Griffith or Gunnar Raborn? Could the Tide pooch punt it with JK Scott or go for it on fourth down depending on the yardage needed for a first down?Griffith is 12-of-18 this season, but has missed six of his last 11 attempts after making his first seven. Those first four makes came in the Georgia Dome against WVU. So Griffith will be back in his home state in a stadium that’s kicker friendly. The Tide may not need him to deliver if its offense rolls like it did last week. The Tide didn’t attempt a field goal against Auburn.Yeldon returning to form at critical time for Alabama5. Blake Sims. The fifth-year senior quarterback came into the season sitting the shadows of Florida State transfer Jacob Coker, who was considered by many the favorite to start for the Tide. Sims has emerged as a team leader and led the Crimson Tide to an 11-1 record. He’s faced criticism, but used it as fuel to work harder and play better.Sims has had his share of bad moments as was the case last week against Auburn. He threw three interceptions in a little more than a half of football, but responded with three touchdown passes and a touchdown run in leading the Tide comeback. Now with a conference title and playoff berth on the line, what kind of game will Sims have today?Kiffin has been “exactly” what Saban wanted at Alabama_________________________________________________________________________________________________We’re 10 minutes away from kickoff. Just wanted to touch base on a couple of things. Alabama is starting Eddie Jackson at cornerback based on the starting lineups presented on the jumbotron. Seems like the best decision, but I got to believe he’s on a short leash. Just did the national anthem._________________________________________________________________________________________________Alabama strikes quickly with T.J. Yeldon scoring from a yard out. Tide had its way with Missouri defense. Amari Cooper caught three passes for 20 yards and had a 9-yard run on a lateral pass. Alabama went no-huddle on the drive. Threw quick passes and let Cooper and DeAndrew White make plays after catch._________________________________________________________________________________________________Missouri went 3-and-out on its 1st offense series. All three plays were passes and none downfield. Alabama had a good start to its 2nd drive, but a penalty sent it in reverse. Missouri sacked Blake Sims on 3rd-and-long. Shane Ray was on play. Missouri will start its next drive at its 11 after JK Scott’s 52-yard punt. He’s simply the best punter in college football right now.__________________________________________________________________________________________________Missouri goes 3-and-out again, but did pick up nine yards on the drive. Maty Mauk 1-for-4 for 7 yards so far. Alabama wasn’t able to get any points out of next possession because Sims had ball-handling issues. He fumbled and then lost the ball trying to get it to Yeldon. Missouri gets ball deep in its own territory, but has picked up its 1st first down of the game. The Tigers ended up having to punt and went rugby style and nearly got it blocked. Alabama starts next possession at its 39.__________________________________________________________________________________________________Alabama has moved the ball inside Missouri territory. Amari Cooper has six catches for 38 yards. As a team, Missouri has 21 yards on 12 plays Alabama has already ran 22 plays._________________________________________________________________________________________________Adam Griffith ends the drive with a missed field goal of 43 yards. Don’t know if its injuries or confidence or what, but he has not been good since hitting his 1st seven on the season. He made 4 against WVU at the Georgia Dome. Missouri takes over at its 26-yard line.________________________________________________________________________________________________Missouri was forced to punt and Alabama goes up top on 1st play of drive to take 14-0 lead. Blake Sims hit DeAndrew White on a 58-yard TD pass. After the pass, Sims took a big hit to the head from Shane Ray, who came into the game 1st in the SEC in sacks with 13.5 and tied for first in tackles for loss with 20.5 Ray was ejected from game and Sims looked a little woozy after the play.Missouri has a decent drive going as it has crossed midfield. Mauk just went up top to Jimmie Hunt for a 32-yard catch w/Eddie Jackson in coverage. Tigers have it 3rd-and-10 at the Alabama 15. Timeout Missouri.__________________________________________________________________________________________________Missouri gets on the board with 32-yard FG from Andrew Baggett. The Tigers have 64 yards in the second quarter. They had 21 in the 1st. Alabama starts next possession at its 25._________________________________________________________________________________________________Here’s video of Shane Ray’s hit on Blake Sims.— Marquavius Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) December 6, 2014_________________________________________________________________________________________________Alabama takes commanding 21-3 lead after T.J. Yeldon’s 2-yard TD run. Sims is now 15-of-17 for 160 yards and a touchdown.Lane Kiffin raised his arms in celebration before a TD pass for the second week in a row.— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) December 6, 2014_________________________________________________________________________________________________Alabama leads 21-3 at half. Amari Cooper has 10 catches. The SEC championship game record for receptions is 11 set by Reidel Anthony of Florida in the 1996 game Florida won 45-30 over Alabama. Derrick Henry leads Alabama in rushing with 39 yards. Missouri has 21 yards rushing as a team on 10 rushes. Missouri is just 2-of-8 on 3rd downs.__________________________________________________________________________________________________Missouri opens 2nd half with a touchdown drive as Mauk connected with Bud Sasser on a 1-yard TD pass. It was Sasser’s first catch of game. He came into game second in SEC in receptions with 65 to Cooper’s 103. Missouri got down in the red zone on Mauk’s 63-yard deep ball connection to Jimmie Hunt, who has 110 yards on 4 catches. It was on an extended play and Geno Smith was on the coverage.__________________________________________________________________________________________________Missouri closes gap to eight after 33-yard FG from Baggett. May have gotten more on the drive if Mauk hadn’t thrown a pass on 3rd down that hit the center in the back. Alabama has responded with a drive that has it down to the Missouri 1 at the end of the 3rd quarter. Sims is 20-of-24 for 234 yards and a TD. Sims 4-for-4 for 42 yards and picked up a 3rd down with a run.__________________________________________________________________________________________________Sims went 5-for05 for 48 yards with the final pass going to Christion Jones for a 6-yard TD. The TD pass came after freshman Cam Robinson had a false start at the 1.___________________________________________________________________________________________________Alabama has now taken complete command of the game. Derrick Henry scored from 26 yards out to give Tide 35-13 lead. Now Alabama has forced a turnover as Landon Collins recovered a fumble. Alabama is on its way to winning a 3rd SEC title under Nick Saban.__________________________________________________________________________________________________Alabama now up 42-13 after Derrick Henry short plunge for his 2nd TD of the game. I’m heading to the field to get postgame interviews. Alabama heads into college football playoff on an 8-game winning streak._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ATLANTA — Alabama’s 2014 season has come full circle.The top-ranked Crimson Tide (11-1, 7-1) started it with a 33-23 win against West Virginia at the Georgia Dome.Now Alabama is back in the same building looking to win its third SEC title under Nick Saban in today’s conference championship game against No. 14 Missouri (10-2, 7-1).If Alabama wins, it will likely earn a top seed in the College Football Playoff. The Tide is atop the current poll. If Alabama loses, the chances of it or any other SEC team making the playoffs is slim to none.Here are five things I plan to keep my eye on during 3 p.m. game televised on CBS.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img