Tigers plan to make some noise in first SEC game

Missouri wide receiver T.J. Moe catches a 2-yard touchdown pass in second-quarter action during last Saturday’s game between Missouri and Southeastern Louisiana at Faurot Field.

Missouri wide receiver T.J. Moe catches a 2-yard touchdown pass in second-quarter action during last Saturday’s game between Missouri and Southeastern Louisiana at Faurot Field. Photo by The Associated Press.

COLUMBIA — From the talk around Columbia the last several months, it might seem like Missouri has never played a “big” football game before.

The Tigers have played their share of top-10 teams before, but Missouri’s game against Georgia tonight has a different feel to it.

Everyone involved with University of Missouri athletic department has spent the last nine months lauding Missouri’s move into the Southeastern Conference.

When seventh-ranked Georgia comes to Faurot Field (6:45 p.m. kickoff, ESPN2), the wait is finally over for coaches, players and fans.

From history, to statements, to an early season confidence boost, Missouri isn’t entering the SEC quietly.

“It’s historic, I think that’s why,” Pinkel said. “It’s the first SEC game, first SEC home game. It’s going to go down in history. Everyone will always point to it, talk about it, look at it and how it came out.”

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