ATLANTA, Ga.– The Missouri Tigers are less than 24 hours away from its big game against Auburn. The SEC Championship Game is Saturday afternoon. The team made it into Atlanta on Friday amid some winter weather in its path, the team actually arrived late.
That meant Missouri had to cancel its walk-through, leaving the field exclusively for Auburn on Friday. Missouri is trying to end a 44-year league championship drought that has now spanned three leagues from the Big 8 to the Big 12 and now the SEC. Mizzou’s presence in Atlanta comes as something of a surprise from the SEC newcomers, who have only been playing in the SEC for two years.
Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel is fond of using the word, ‘enormous,’ which is exactly what a win on Saturday would be for the program. He told FOX 4 he’s proud of the way that fans have acclimated themselves to the new conference.