Okay, that was satisfying. Deeply, deeply satisfying. There really is nothing like crushing the team that is not your rival, who think that the way back to greatness is walk-ons and that we will "always be Missouri." Doing it by 42 (yeah, we're not counting that last touchdown, Bo, you ass) in their house makes it all the sweeter.
But we've had so much focus on this game, and so much anticipation for the Texas game, we seem to be forgetting.
Next week is the definition of a trap game.
We're up against a high powered offense from a team under the radar with the nation's top runner. Their defense is aggressive. And most of all, we're coming off a huge emotional win and with the biggest game of our season looming.
The good news is that this team is firing on all cylinders. For all the yards we gave up, we only surrendered 10 points. For all the holes in our zone, our front seven is still making plays and seems to surge as the game goes on. And our offense? There isn't a better one in football. There just isn't. The addition last night of long sustained drives proves that. We can hit you with the haymaker, and once you're reeling, we can bludgeon you in the midsection to wear you down. That increases the pressure on your offense to throw, which lets us bring pressure.
Their running game is the best we've faced. We've been terrific against the run, and we need to continue that. If we can make that offense one dimensional, we can force Robinson into mistakes.
We cannot overlook this game. This isn't any regular season. We've got very realistic championship goals and that means every game, every week, it's essential to execute.