HOW THESE TEAMS GOT HERE:
Missouri: It's not sacrilege to say that the Tigers may have the best defensive line in the SEC. Michael Sam, Kony Ealy, Shane Ray and Markus Golden have each turned in big moments for Mizzou, who won the SEC East by a game over South Carolina. The Gamecocks were the only team to beat Missouri, taking them down 27-24 in double overtime in Columbia, Mo., but South Carolina lost to Georgia and Tennessee. And until Mizzou beat Texas A&M 28-21 Saturday night to ensure a trip to Atlanta, every win had been by two touchdowns or more.
Auburn: Do we even need to mention the craziness of the last two games? You're pretty familiar with the way that Auburn beat Georgia and beat Alabama, right? OK, good. These Tigers lost to LSU on the road, but are unblemished otherwise. Sure, there have been some close games -- Auburn has won six games within a possession -- but this team is getting all theRead More »from Championship Week: Will either Missouri or Auburn be cheering for Michigan State Saturday night?