T-minus 24 hours until Missouri and UGA square off in a de-facto elimination game in the SEC East title race. Saturday’s winner remains in the conversation, while the loser could be looking at a cold weather bowl game.
Here are three things to know:
- Entering 2015 it was no secret that Kentrell Brothers would be one of the SEC’s most productive players. But, the play of defensive end Charles Harris has been a surprise. Harris, who leads the SEC with 11.5 tackles for loss, was added to the Bednarik Award watch list on Thursday, joining Brothers on the 79-player list that will be narrowed down to decide the nation’s top defensive player.
- Maty Mauk and Drew Lock will forever be mentioned together when discussing this season. But, how has each performed when compared to each other by down? David Morrison of the Columbia Tribune has the answer.
- Mizzou and UGA have identical 4-2 records, but how do these two programs stack up in terms of talent? Trent Smallwood takes a look at the two teams and how their starters graded out as high school seniors.
- When the decision was made for Mizzou to bolt from the pass-happy Big 12 to college football’s most heralded conference, the question was asked if the Tigers could hang defensively. Coach Pinkel has gone from producing NFL quarterbacks to elite defensive ends. Pete Scantlebury looks at how it happened.