Friday, March 29 2013 3:53 PM EDT2013-03-29 19:53:54 GMT
(RNN) - ESPN will broadcast the spring games of three SEC teams in April. Fans can watch South Carolina, Texas A&M and two-time defending national champion Alabama on ESPN, ESPN 2 or ESPN 3. On April 13,More >>
This April, ESPN will televise three SEC spring football games. Other SEC schools' spring games will be broadcast on CSS and Sun Sports. More >>
Thursday, January 3 2013 3:11 PM EST2013-01-03 20:11:15 GMT
(RNN) – It wasn't an exciting first week in the SEC, but then again, with paycheck games and feature matchups that didn't live up to pre-game hype, that pretty much means things went along as usual. IMore >>
Hot Reads prediction: Texas A&M will be OK this year, and Mizzou has some issues to overcome. Ole Miss? We'll see you next year.More >>
Thursday, November 22 2012 10:56 AM EST2012-11-22 15:56:34 GMT
(RNN) - For the three people that actually read this, the Line King needed to update his bowl projections. With Missouri losing to Syracuse (what happened to the "$EC is the best" theory?), it looks likeMore >>
With Missouri losing to Syracuse (what happened to the "$EC is the best" theory?), it looks like only eight teams will actually qualify for a bowl game.More >>
The Associated Press
ORLANDO - Marcus Murphy returned a punt 66 yards for a touchdown and James Franklin added an 80-yard touchdown pass as Missouri ground out a 21-16 win over Central Florida on Saturday.
UCF trailed 21-10 before a late score, but following a Tigers punt,
Knights receiver Jeff Godfrey's fumble with 2:26 left allowed Missouri
(3-2) to hang on.
UCF (2-2) controlled most of the game, using five sacks and a huge advantage in time of possession to take an early lead.
But miscues on defense and special teams unraveled it all, and the
Knights sputtered on offense down the stretch in their bid to defeat
their first Southeastern Conference opponent at home.
Coming off a dismal passing performance last week at South Carolina,
James Franklin was efficient, going 19-for-30 for 257 yards.
Knights quarterback Blake Bortles kept his team in the game, connecting on 29 of his 43 passes for 267 yards and two touchdowns.
Prior to Murphy's punt return, the Knights looked to be taking
control of the game, leading 10-7 and coming off an interception and
fourth sack of Franklin early in the third quarter.
But the slide continued with Missouri capitalizing on a short punt
and needing just three plays to take its 21-10 advantage with 9:31 to
play in the game.
Offense was plentiful in the first half, with both teams using big plays through the air to reach the end zone.
Missouri had several promising drives stall early before getting on the board via an 80-yard touchdown strike from Franklin to Dorial Green-Beckham. That gave the Tigers a 7-3 lead in the opening minutes of the second quarter.
UCF defensive back A.J. Bouye briefly had Green-Beckham locked up by
the legs near the 50 before slipping to the turf. Green-Beckham then
sprinted untouched into the end zone.
The play, the Tigers' longest from scrimmage this season, also was a career-best for Franklin.
The Knights responded on the ensuing drive, with Bortles using a
41-yard pass to Rob Calabrese to set up an 11-yard touchdown pass to
Following a series of punts, UCF got hot again and drove the ball
from its own 12 all the way inside the Tigers' 10 with less than 2
minutes to play in the half.
A pass interference call on Missouri gave the Knights first-and-goal
on the 3. But after a stuffed run and incomplete pass, the opportunity
was squandered as Bortles was sacked, and time expired before the
Knights could run out their field goal team.
Despite the final miscue, the Knights' offense had one of their best
opening halves of the season with Bortles completing 12 straight passes
at one point and 18 for 22 overall for 156 yards. Johnson also averaged
nearly 8 yards per carry in racking up 84 yards rushing.
The Tigers were successful at times with their hurry-up offense, but
UCF's defense also helped keep Franklin off balance, sacking him three
times in the opening 30 minutes.
Thursday, April 25 2013 7:03 AM EDT2013-04-25 11:03:18 GMT
(RNN) - Big guys are likely to be the stars of the show Thursday night when the NFL Draft again airs in primetime on ESPN, live from Radio City Music Hall. Barring unforeseen weirdness - which can neverMore >>
The NFL Draft with all its drama and uncertainty airs live in prime time Thursday night. Luke Joeckel, Manti Te'o, SEC stars and borderline quarterbacks are among this year's mysteries.More >>
Thursday, April 18 2013 8:52 PM EDT2013-04-19 00:52:03 GMT
(RNN) - Spring practice in the SEC climaxes Saturday when five more teams hold their annual spring scrimmages. Interesting fact: So far the biggest attendance at a spring game this season was at KentuckyMore >>
New coaches at Tennessee, Auburn and Arkansas will give us the first glimpse of their teams in Saturday's SEC spring games. Two-time defending national champion Alabama and Mississippi State also give fans a break from the long college football offseason.
Thursday, April 11 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-04-11 11:00:16 GMT
Many Southeastern Conference football fans will finally get a look at their favorite teams this Saturday, April 13, and several of the annual spring games will be broadcast on TV and on the Web.Texas A&MMore >>
Southeastern Conference fans are beginning to stir as South Carolina, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Kentucky all hold their annual spring football games on Saturday, April 13.More >>
Monday, January 7 2013 6:00 AM EST2013-01-07 11:00:08 GMT
Miami (RNN) - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said the team that makes the most mistakes may well win tonight. Not a misprint.He explained that odd statement Sunday at the final news conference before theMore >>
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said the team that makes the most mistakes may win tonight. He meant the team that takes the most chances, forces the action and sets the pace. Teams that do that make mistakes. But they cause the other guys to make mistakes, too. More >>
Sunday, January 6 2013 11:52 AM EST2013-01-06 16:52:47 GMT
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly shook hands Sunday morning in front of the Coaches' Trophy, the prize their two teams want to take home Monday night.More >>
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly shook hands Sunday morning in front of the Coaches' Trophy, the prize their two teams want to take home Monday night. More >>