Michael Sam's story wasn't just about Michael Sam. It delved into many areas, including Mizzou football. Sam's teammates, too, were part of the story. Missouri strength coach Dr. Pat Ivey says what was reflected in the example of the Tigers 2013 season is why a program loaded with two and three-star recruits has won so many games.
Missouri held Johnny Manziel's Heisman hopes in check and beat Texas A&M 28-21 Saturday night to advance to the SEC title game opposite Auburn, which beat Alabama 34-28 earlier on Chris Davis' 100-yard return of a missed field goal on the final play.