Dec 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Auburn Tigers kicker Cody Parkey (36) kicks an on-side kick which Auburn recovered against the Missouri Tigers in the first quarter during the 2013 SEC Championship game at Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

2013 SEC Championship Game: Auburn recovers surprise onside kick, still can’t muster up offense (GIF)


The SEC Championship game is one of the most interesting college football games of the year to watch and this year is no different asa two teams not named Alabama or Georgia are going at it to see who is king of the best conference in football. But while the Auburn Tigers are riding high after their incredible win over Alabama last week, they aren’t following it up with much success against the Missouri Tigers.

But don’t blame Auburn for not trying to give their offense as many chances as possible to blow the game open. After Missouri took a 10-7 lead in the first quarter, Auburn marched down the field and took the lead back with a touchdown and then got tricky with the ensuing kickoff. Rather than boot it deep, the Tigers opted for the onside kick, which they miraculously recovered.

You’d think that this would have motivated that Auburn offense to get back on the field and blow the game open with an 11-point lead, thus jump starting a possible blowout win. But instead, the Tigers offense has not shown up since the onside kick and the result is now a struggle to stay above water against a Missouri team that looks like they want to win more.

Don’t blame Auburn for not trying to be tricky, just blame them for not trying anything else in the first half.

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