THE SEC ON CBS Features No. 1 Ranked Alabama Taking on Missouri Today, 10/13

THE SEC ON CBS Features No. 1 Ranked Alabama Taking on Missouri Today, 10/13

CBS Sports' coverage of the SEC ON CBS continues today, Oct. 13 (3:30 PM, ET) with a national broadcast of *#1-ranked Alabama taking on Missouri.

The CBS Television Network's lead college football announce team of Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson call the action live from Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo. Tracy Wolfson serves as lead reporter. Craig Silver, the Network's coordinating producer of college football, produces and Steve Milton directs.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY, the Network's pre-game, halftime and post-game studio show, starts the day on CBS Sports (3:00 PM, ET) with host Tim Brando, along with analysts Spencer Tillman and Tony Barnhart. COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY keeps viewers updated on all the games throughout the afternoon with scores and highlights. Vin DeVito produces and Linda Malino directs.

After CBS Sports' live SEC game coverage each Saturday throughout the season, CBS Sports Network takes over with SEC TONIGHT (7:00-8:00 PM, ET), providing a recap of all the news, scores and highlights from around the SEC.

In addition, CBS Sports will stream the Alabama-Missouri game, as well as the entire 2012 SEC ON CBS football schedule live on The games are available exclusively on, CBS Sports Mobile and also can be accessed through a link on the websites of all CBS affiliates. New this season as part of's SEC coverage are live pre-game, half-time and post-game shows.

*AP Poll as of 10/8/12


(On Missouri QB Corbin Berkstresser)
When you are young in any job, especially in athletics, you're not encumbered by the problems or the disasters of your past. A lot of quarterbacks remember throwing interceptions, and that inhibits them and makes them gun-shy. The great ones don't let it bother them. The only way Missouri will be able to move the ball is by getting a hot quarterback, making completions and frustrating Alabama with a lot of short throws, forcing the Tide's defense to do too much and blitz more than they want to. That is possible. Many sports stories are just like that.

(On South Carolina-LSU game)
This match-up for LSU is one that they relish. Coming off of last week's game, they needed an imposing foe to get their attention right away and especially at night in Death Valley. LSU has come to the crossroads. They've lost some playmakers, are having trouble on the offensive line and are just not able to come up with enough impact plays. Zach Mettenberger has not earned the respect of the play caller or the head coach so far. They're going to be forced to use him more, give him more opportunities to make big plays, thus more opportunities to make bad plays. There is no way around it now. They do have a match-up that should give South Carolina the most trouble. The Gamecocks want to rush the pass, not stop the run. And they'll be challenged by a balance to do both.