FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Falcons don't know if they'll be facing Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Sunday. They do know they'll have to try to stop rookie running back Eddie Lacy, and that's a major concern for the NFL's 30th-ranked run defense.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs says the winner of the SEC championship game with Missouri "belongs in Pasadena" playing for a national title. Jacobs cites strength of schedule for teams playing in what he calls "the best college football league in the nation." He notes that the Tigers just beat Alabama.
NORMAL, Ala. (AP) - Jerome Hunter scored 11 points, Brandon Ellis added 10 and Alabama A&M defeated cross-town rival Oakwood 70-58 Thursday night. Hunter played just 15 minutes to lead twelve who scored for Alabama A&M. The Bulldogs started on a 20-5 run, led by as many as 17 points and never trailed.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Spanish Fort High School exploded for 28 second-half points to beat Muscle Shoals High School 35-14 in the AHSAA Class 5A state championship in Bryant-Denny Stadium to claim the Toros' third title. Tied 7-7 at halftime, Spanish Fort got touchdown runs from Braxton Shabel and Tyler Johnston in the third quarter.
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