This is the official press release given by our SID to the media leading up to the game against Illinois.
- It says Chase Daniel was our first-ever Heisman Trophy finalist...what about Pitchin' Paul Christman?
- Jerrell Jackson: It's pronounced juh-RELL. Will his son kneel before Zod?
- De'Vion Moore: It's pronounced Devin. IT'S NOT SPELLED DEVIN!
- Tremane Vaughns: It's pronounced TRUE
- Austin Wuebbels: It's pronounced WEB-uls.
- Missouri is 9-1 in its last 10 season openers, but apparently we opened the season last year against Western Michigan?
- The last time that Mizzou defeated a ranked opponent in the season opner was in 1978, when unranked MU won a 3-0 game at #5 Notre Dame. Nothing else significant happened that day.
- Missouri is 14-8 under Gary Pinkel when playing as a ranked team, including 9-2 in 2007.
- This marks the 4th straight game that Mizzou has played versus a ranked opponent, and they've all come on neutral fields.
Anyway, there's TONS of great info in here. READ ON!