The Auburn Tigers knocked off the Alabama Crimson Tide to earn a trip to the SEC Championship game. They’ll be representing the SEC West division.
“That’s what you coach for, that’s what these kids play for, to get a chance to win the SEC championship,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said, via ESPN.
Missouri will be representing the SEC East division after beating Texas A&M on Sunday.
“This tells everybody in the whole United States that Mizzou’s the real deal,” said wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, via ESPN. “Last year was just last year.
“It’s not about that, it’s just about what we’re capable of doing and what we’re going to do and how we did it.”
The only problem, Auburn is east of Missouri. It seems like they have it backwards.
Nevertheless, Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs thinks the winner should be in the BCS Championship game even if there are two undefeated teams.
“An SEC team can’t get left out of the [BCS title game] with one loss,” he told USA Today. “We just beat the No. 1 team in the nation … And a one-loss SEC team that wins in Atlanta — if it’s us or Missouri — you can’t get left out of the BCS after you beat the No. 1 team. We have a better argument because we beat the No. 1 team.”
The SEC is bad at geography. pic.twitter.com/Lw5QrSXVKK
— Mark P (@TheAuburner) December 1, 2013