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5 Bold Predictions for Alabama vs. Missouri

5 Bold Predictions for Alabama-Missouri

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For the second straight season, the Missouri Tigers are headed back to the SEC title game. No one thought that would happen, especially after an early-season loss to one of the Big Ten's worst teams in Indiana at home. However, the Tigers are back and will be facing the No. 1 team in the nation in Alabama for the conference title.

Let's take a look at five bold predictions for the SEC title game.

Blake Sims Passes for 300 Yards, Rushes for 100 Yards

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Blake Sims Passes for 300 Yards, Rushes for 100 Yards

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This is a very bold prediction because of the fact that Sims has only rushed for over 50 yards once this year. However, he has shown the ability to run and I wouldn't be surprised if he took the game into his own hands, rushing for over 100 for the first time while passing for over 300 for the third time.

Maty Mauk Finishes With Less Than 150 Passing Yards

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Maty Mauk Finishes With Less Than 150 Passing Yards

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The sophomore quarterback has struggled this season with a relatively easy SEC schedule as well as a pretty simple non-conference slate. How do you think he will fare against the No. 1 team in the nation with arguably the best defense in the country? Not so well. Less than 150 yards and two picks for this guy.

Amari Cooper Racks Up Over 200 Yards

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Amari Cooper Racks Up Over 200 Yards

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Does Amari Cooper's success even surprise anyone these days? The junior wide out has over 1,500 yards on the season and he is coming off his third 200-yard receiving game of the 2014 campaign. He will add a fourth in this one while catching two more touchdowns, pushing his season total to 16 touchdowns and about 1,800 yards -- unreal.

Russell Hansbrough Carries the Offense

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Russell Hansbrough Carries the Offense

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With Mauk struggling to find a rhythm through the air, the offense will rely heavily on the running services of junior running back Russell Hansbrough. The third-year player has been solid this season and needs just 51 yards for 1,000 on the campaign. He has just three 100-yard games this year, but he has been hot lately, averaging about 119 yards per game in his last three. Expect that to continue.

Alabama Wins by 17 Points

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Alabama Wins by 17 Points

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The game will be close for the first half, but the Crimson Tide will assert their dominance and run away with the game in the second half, finding themselves up by 24 before a garbage-time touchdown scored by the Tigers.





Alabama and Missouri will meet up for the SEC title game. Let's take a look at five bold predictions for the matchup.

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