Missouri can earn a spot in the SEC Championship and spoil Georgia's playoff hopes Friday if it can beat red-hot Arkansas. With a win, the Tigers would take home a second straight SEC East crown, taking the Bulldogs' spot in the conference title game.
The Tigers lost 34-0 to Georgia when the teams played each other in October (and 31-27 to Indiana), but a relatively weak SEC schedule coupled with a good defense allowed them to rack up six conference wins in their first seven SEC games. The only one of those that Missouri won convincingly was against Florida -- victories over South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Texas A&M and Tennessee were all by margins of 10 points or fewer.
After starting the season 4-5 (0-5 SEC) with a number of close losses to ranked SEC opponents, Arkansas has finally gotten into a rhythm under Bret Bielema. The Razorbacks have outscored LSU and Ole Miss by an astonishing margin of 47-0 over the past two weeks, and they'll be a trendy pick as a 2015 contender if they can finish off this season with similar performances against Missouri and their bowl opponent.
How to watch, listen, and stream
Game time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Online streaming: CBSSports.com
Rankings and records: Missouri is ranked No. 17 in both the AP and Coaches Polls. The Tigers are 9-2, with a 6-1 SEC record, while the Razorbacks are 6-5 with a 2-5 record in conference play.
Weather forecast: 49 degrees and clear skies
Two things at stake
A win for Missouri would clinch the SEC East.
A win for Arkansas would continue its momentum into the postseason, raising its stock for next season.
One big matchup
Arkansas offensive line vs. Missouri defensive line. The Razorbacks have the biggest front unit in the country, but they'll be going against one of the nation's best defensive lines in Missouri. Arkansas averages 5.2 yards per carry with 30 touchdowns on the ground (although they do more than that), while Missouri is giving up only 3.3 yards per carry with 7.7 tackles for loss per game.