Two former Big 12 schools will meet for the first time in SEC play, as No. 9 Texas A&M hosts Missouri with hopes of staying alive for a BCS berth.
Each team has answered the question of whether they belong in the SEC a little bit differently: the Aggies dropped close ones to Florida and LSU, but Johnny Manziel has otherwise been undefeated including a win over then-No. 1 Alabama. Hypothetically, they'd have a chance to appear in the SEC title game with an Alabama loss and a win on Saturday, but that seems highly unlikely with the Crimson Tide playing Auburn. Still, they've coasted through a tough schedule and earned a likely Top-10 ranking heading into a bowl. Although they're one of the top 14 teams in the country, only two teams from any conference can go to a BCS bowl. The Aggies are currently the fifth-highest team in the SEC, but with a bit of help (and a highly marketable quarterback) can still reach the BCS.
As for Mizzou, they're 5-6 on the year after a non-conference loss to Syracuse last week, and therefore they need a win Saturday just to become bowl eligible. The Tigers have managed wins in College Station each of the last two seasons, but that will be a little bit harder against the No. 9 team in the country. They're major underdogs heading into Saturday's game, so there's a good chance they'll be sitting at home come bowl season.
Here's all the info on Saturday's game:
Missouri Tigers (5-6, 2-5 SEC) vs. No. 9 Texas A&M (9-2, 5-2 SEC)
Game time, TV channel: 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Online streaming video: WatchESPN
Point spread: Texas A&M favored by 22
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