via CBS Sports release:
CBS SPORTS FEATURES SEC AND MOUNTAIN WEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS ON SATURDAY, DEC. 6
NO. 1-ALABAMA TAKES ON NO. 16-MISSOURI IN SEC CHAMPIONSHIP AT 4:00 PM, ET
MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIP FEATURES NO. 22 BOISE STATE VS. FRESNO STATE AT 10:00 PM, ET
CBS Sports presents two college football conference championships on Saturday, Dec. 6. Action kicks-off at 4:00 PM, ET with the SEC Championship featuring *No. 1-ranked Alabama taking on *No. 16-ranked Missouri at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga.
CBS Sports’ lead college football announce team of Verne Lundquist, analyst Gary Danielson and reporter Allie LaForce call the action. Craig Silver, the Network’s coordinating producer of college football, produces and Steve Milton directs.
At 10:00 PM, ET, CBS Sports broadcasts the Mountain West Championship featuring *No. 22-ranked Boise State against Fresno State from Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Carter Blackburn, analyst Aaron Taylor and reporter Jamie Erdahl are the announce team. Scott Brandwein produces and Jim Cornell directs.
Kicking off the day’s coverage live from the field of the Georgia Dome is CBS COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY (3:00-3:30 PM, ET) with host Adam Zucker and analysts Spencer Tillman and Brian Jones. COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY, CBS Sports’ pre-game, halftime and post-game studio show, with Zucker, Tillman and Jones, begins at 3:30 PM, ET. Vin DeVito produces and Linda Malino directs.
Upon conclusion of the Mountain West Championship, the MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIP POST-GAME SHOW airs with host Brent Stover, and analysts Houston Nutt, Randy Cross and Christian Fauria.
(*College Football Playoff Rankings as of 12/2/14)
AUDIBLES WITH CBS SPORTS’ LEAD COLLEGE FOOTBALL ANALYST GARY DANIELSON
You’re going to get a motivated football performance from Missouri. They get a chance to redeem themselves from the SEC Championship game last year when they gave up 575 rushing yards to Auburn. Normally when they win, it’s perceived as the other team goofing. Now they finally get a game that, if they win it, this team is going to get all the credit in the world.
(Keys to the Game)
For Missouri to beat Alabama the style of game has to be like how Arkansas played them. They need to slow the game down. They don’t want a shootout. They have one advantage on the field, their defensive line. And when they get their opportunities in passing situations, they have to make an impact to combat what Amari Cooper and T.J. Yeldon are going to do for Alabama. Missouri is not going to shut down Cooper or Yeldon. They have to be realistic. And if they commit too much to doing so, Alabama’s other players will become stars.
(On Quarterback Play)
Alabama needs more out of Blake Sims than Missouri needs out of Maty Mauk. They need more of a conservative effort out of Mauk than a heroic game. They don’t need 300 yards from him, but he needs to be highly efficient.