Fun facts from the Weekly Release on the Mizzou vs Texas game.
- Mizzou has not won in Austin, TX, since 1896, however we've only lost at Austin 7 times in history. If you only present one side of the facts, it sounds fairly impressive.
- Mizzou is 7-0 under Gary Pinkel in games following the first loss of the year. I have to be honest, this fact surprises me about as much as anything I've ever read. When you consider we've had some losing streaks under Pinkel, you just would have assumed this wouldn't be true. 2 of those 7 wins have been against ranked teams (#10 Nebraska in 2003, #22 Texas Tech in 2007). However, not one of them was on the road.
- 28 Texas Tigers make return trip home. Honestly, I thought we'd have more than that. And I have to wonder...do they write this same article when we play A&M, Tech or Baylor?
- This is the 11th time in history Mizzou has faced the #1 team. We are currently 0-10 against #1 teams. 4 of the 10 times were against Nebraska, 3 were against Oklahoma. Ohio State, Miami and Alabama are the others. 4 of the 10 times we have also been ranked, and in fact we have been ranked #11 when facing a #1 (Alabama, 1978). Missouri lost that day in Columbia 38-20.
- Chase Coffman needs 3 catches to break MU's Receptions Record. Honestly, it could happen on the opening drive. However, Chase is still almost 500 yards behind Justin Gage for the lead in receiving yardage. That will likely not happen on the opening drive.
- Coffman is the NCAA active career leader for receptions and yards for tight ends. He is #5 among all players, 50 receptions behind Rice's Jarrett Dillard for the lead.
- 4 of our 6 longest plays of the year so far came against Nevada (80-yard TD to Maclin, 59-yard TD by Washington, 49-yard TD to Maclin, 48-yard pass to Coffman).
- Derrick Washington still maintains the NCAA scoring lead at 13 ppg. 2 TDs and one PAT per game. Not bad, DWash.
- Finally, if Coach Pinkel can win his next 27 games in a row, he will hold the highest winning percentage of any coach in Mizzou history passing Dan Devine's .704 mark. Almost there, Coach!