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The 2013 SEC Championship Game was a college football game that was played on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, with the kickoff at 4:12pm ET. The 22nd annual SEC Championship Game, determined the 2013 champion of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The game was played between the Auburn Tigers, champions of the SEC's Western division, and the Missouri Tigers, champions of SEC's Eastern division. In the highest-scoring contest in the game's 21-year history, Auburn won 59–42.

2013 SEC Championship Game
Conference Championship
2013 SEC Football Championship Game Logo.png
2013 SEC Championship logo.
1234 Total
Missouri 1017150 42
Auburn 14141714 59
DateDecember 7, 2013
Season2013
StadiumGeorgia Dome
LocationAtlanta, Georgia
MVPRB Tre Mason, Auburn
FavoriteMissouri by 2[1]
RefereeHubert Owens
Attendance75,632
United States TV coverage
NetworkCBS
Westwood One
AnnouncersVerne Lundquist (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color) & Tracy Wolfson (sideline)- CBS
John Tautges (play-by-play), Terry Donahue (color) & Chris Doering (sideline)- Westwood One
SEC Championship Game
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2013 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 5 Missouri x   7 1         12 2  
No. 4 South Carolina   6 2         11 2  
Georgia   5 3         8 5  
No. 24 Vanderbilt   4 4         9 4  
Florida   3 5         4 8  
Tennessee   2 6         5 7  
Kentucky   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
No. 2 Auburn xy$   7 1         12 2  
No. 7 Alabama x%   7 1         11 2  
No. 14 LSU   5 3         10 3  
No. 18 Texas A&M   4 4         9 4  
Mississippi State   3 5         7 6  
Ole Miss   3 5         8 5  
Arkansas   0 8         3 9  
Championship: Auburn 59, Missouri 42
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll[2]

Auburn was the designated home team. The game was televised by CBS Sports for the 13th straight year.

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NotesEdit

The winner of this game the last seven seasons has gone on to play for the BCS National Championship posting a record of 6–1. In 2011, SEC Champion LSU played fellow conference and division team Alabama for the national championship, marking first time two teams from the same conference and division played for the title. Alabama won 21–0.

Neither 2013 division champion was bowl-eligible the previous year. In 2012 Missouri had a record of 5–7 (2–6 SEC), and Auburn was 3–9 (0–8 SEC).

Missouri and Auburn combined for a total of 101 points the most in the history of the SEC Championship Game.

TeamsEdit

MissouriEdit

After missing out on a bowl the previous season, the Tigers rebounded to win their first-ever SEC East title. They were hoping to lock up their first conference title and first major-bowl appearance since the 1969 season.

AuburnEdit

Only a year after their worst season in 60 years--including a winless SEC record--Auburn completed one of the biggest turnarounds in NCAA history. An upset win over rival Alabama gave them the SEC West title and a chance at playing for the national championship.

Scoring summaryEdit

1st quarter scoring:

  • Mizzou – Andrew Baggett 42-yard field goal, Mizzou 3–0. Drive: 5 plays, 19 yards, 1:08.
  • Auburn – Sammie Coates 38-yard pass from Nick Marshall (Cody Parkey kick), Auburn 7–3. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 2:28.
  • Mizzou – Dorial Green-Beckham 28-yard pass from James Franklin (Andrew Baggett kick), Mizzou 10–7. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 2:42.
  • Auburn – Nick Marshall 9-yard run (Cody Parkey kick), Auburn 14–10. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 1:31.

2nd quarter scoring:

  • Mizzou – E.J. Gaines 11-yard fumble return (Andrew Baggett kick), Mizzou 17–14.
  • Auburn – Tre Mason 7-yard run (Cody Parkey kick), Auburn 21–17. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 2:46.
  • Mizzou – Andrew Baggett 36-yard field goal, Auburn 21–20. Drive: 9 plays, 58 yards, 3:06.
  • Auburn – Tre Mason 3-yard run (Cody Parkey kick), Auburn 28–20. Drive: 4 plays, 9 yards, 0:53.
  • Mizzou – Dorial Green-Beckham 55-yard pass from James Franklin (Andrew Baggett kick), Auburn 28–27. Drive: 6 plays, 92 yards, 0:52.

3rd quarter scoring:

  • Auburn – Cody Parkey 52 yard field goal, Auburn 31–27. Drive: 5 plays, 13 yards, 2:05.
  • Mizzou – Marcus Murphy 10-yard pass from James Franklin (Andrew Baggett kick), Mizzou 34–31. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 2:42.
  • Auburn – Corey Grant 2-yard run (Cody Parkey kick), Auburn 38–34. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:14.
  • Auburn – Cameron Artis-Payne 15-yard run (Cody Parkey kick), Auburn 45–34. Drive: 5 plays, 54 yards, 1:26.
  • Mizzou – James Franklin 5-yard run (James Franklin 2-point conversion run), Auburn 45–42. Drive: 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:22.

4th quarter scoring:

  • Auburn – Tre Mason 1-yard run (Cody Parkey kick), Auburn 52–42. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:00.
  • Auburn – Tre Mason 13-yard run (Cody Parkey kick), Auburn 59–42. Drive: 1 play, 13 yards, 0:05.

StatisticsEdit

Statistics[3] Auburn Missouri
First Downs 30 22
Total offense, plays yards 85–677 71–534
Rushes-yards (net)–TD 74-545–7 34-231–1
Passing yards (net)–TD 132–1 303–3
Passes, Comp-Att-Int 9–11–0 21–37–1
Fumbles, Number-Lost 3–2 1–0
Penalties, Number-Yds 10–63 7–40
Punts, Number-Yds (avg) 3–120 (40.0) 5–225 (45.0)
Kickoffs, Number-Yds (avg) 9–585 (65.0) 8–500 (62.5)
Sacks By, Number-Yds 3–14 1–6
Field Goals, Good-Att 1–2 2–2
Points off turnovers 0 10 (2 fumbles)
Time of Possession 34:20 25:40

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Odds Dec. 1, 2013; Retrieved Dec. 31, 2013
  2. ^ Link to the AP Poll
  3. ^ Team Statistics