2013 SEC Championship Game Prediction: Missouri Vs. Auburn

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When Auburn has the ball

Nov 30, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers quarterback Nick Marshall (14) throws the ball in the second quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Marshall is a fantastic quarterback. He is fast and he has a cannon for an arm. His accuracy is still a work in progress but having those two intangibles in college football is good enough to be a fantastic college quarterback. Auburn runs a hybrid triple option where Nick Marshall has to make the right decision. The Missouri Tigers defense is an aggresive defense. They love to sack the quarterback. However, they were able to contain Johnny Manziel from beating them so I think they won’t allow Nick Marshall to beat them with his feet. Another thing to watch is how the Missouri Tigers defend Tre Mason. Tre Mason should get some Heisman love but it’s likely too late in the season and Jameis Winston has locked up the award. The Missouri Tigers haven’t face many elite running backs this season. Georgia had both Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall out in their game on October 12th. Mike Davis from South Carolina had 19 carries for 51 yards, however he had 10 catches for 99 yards for a total of 150 all-purpose yards in the game. This is a tough matchup to choose who has the advantage so I will push here.

Advantage: Push