Alright, back from a slow weekend with a monster set of links...really, I probably should have just broken this into about three posts, but oh well...today, we put Nebraska in the rearview and look toward a hobbled, humbled, inexperienced, explosive OSU team...but first, in my best Randy Wright P.A. voice, "JEREMY. MACLIN."
- NFL.com: NFL Game Center: Tampa Bay at Philadelphia
- Mizzourah: The Arrival
- Philly.com: Maclin breaks out for Birds
- Philly.com: Jeremy spoke in class today
- Philly.com: POLL: Should Jeremy Maclin continue to start at wide receiver for the Eagles?
- Bleeding Green Nation: Eagles stroll to 33-14 win over Bucs
- Bleeding Green Nation: New threats emerge as Eagles offense evolves
- The MIssourian: Maclin gathers first NFL touchdowns
Plus, we've got two great Twitter posts...both great in their, uhh, own ways...
Maclin is 10th Tiger to catch 2 TDs in NFL game, joins Winslow, Gray, Delpino, Staggers, Marshall, Lewis, Gage, Ellis, Wilder (via @MU4124)
HOLLL UP! now imma talk some ish about the IGGLES! (clears throat) WE FINNA DOMINATE THIS YEAR SON WHUT!!!!!! (ok. hope i aint curse em)
Nebraska Wrap-Up Links!
- MUtigers.com: Tigers Slip vs Cornhuskers, 27-12
- The Trib: Soggy fade to black
- The Trib: Goat to hero for Zac Lee
- The Trib: In the trenches, Tigers are in trouble
- The Missourian: COMMENTARY: Blaine Gabbert's performance a combination of inexperience and maturity
- PowerMizzou: Fourth-quarter blues
- PowerMizzou: Friday Grade Card
- PowerMizzou: PMTV Video Highlights
- PowerMizzou: PMTV From the Locker Room
- Omaha World-Herald: Gabbert takes blame for Tigers' rough fourth quarter
- Corn Nation: Suh for Heisman
- Dr. Saturday: Huskers drop Mizzou with a dose of Suh-reality
- ESPN.com (Bruce Feldman): On Ndamukong Suh's Heisman chances for 2009
- OKstate.com: OFFICIAL RELEASE
The Trib: Tigers look for hangover cure
Missouri has its own problems to tackle this week, starting with a plodding offense that struggled to overcome its own self-inflicted setbacks against Nebraska. Yes, the monsoon-like conditions created their share of problems. And yes, quarterback Blaine Gabbert was gimpy with a sprained right ankle most of the game. But against a Cornhuskers defense they shredded for 1,068 yards the last two years, Missouri mustered only two scores on 16 possessions. The Tigers’ 225 yards of offense marked their fewest since a 13-3 loss at Kansas in 2005, when Brad Smith’s offense generated just 180 yards.
Stagnant running, inaccurate passing and a rash of penalties, including four holds by offensive linemen, repeatedly put the offense in unmanageable scenarios. On 15 of the Tigers’ 78 offensive snaps, they needed to pick up 12 yards or more for the first down. Twelve of those plays started at least 20 yards away from the first-down marker, including eight in the first quarter alone.
“Going into this game, I thought we were pretty disciplined,” Pinkel said. “We were the least-penalized team in the league. Obviously, we didn’t do a very good job today.”
- The Trib (Dave Matter): Gundy not mulling redshirt for Kendall Hunter
- ESPN.com: Oklahoma St. edges Texas A&M without top WR Dez Bryant
- ESPN.com: Deion Sanders: No rules broken in relationship with Oklahoma State receiver
- The Missourian: Missouri's Sean Weatherspoon wanted rematch against Bryant
- Daily Oklahoman: Deion Sanders says agent not at meeting with OSU's Bryant
Daily Oklahoman: Will Dez Bryant get a 2nd chance?
- Daily Oklahoman: OSU booster T. Boone Pickens: 'It's got to get better'
Daily Oklahoman: Four questions about OSU football
Can the Cowboys maintain a high-powered offense with Keith Toston as the feature back?
While Toston has always been pegged as an ideal complementary back, plugged into the role as OSU’s every down back of late, he’s thriving.
At A&M, Toston ran tough and ran well, also providing 74 yards receiving on two big screen passes. He’s always carried great value, with his 1,917 career rushing yards ranking No. 19 all-time at OSU. Not bad for a career backup.
- Tulsa World: Keith Toston's greed pays off
Stillwater News Press: Tigers in middle of tough three-game stretch
Up next for MU is a trip to Stillwater this Saturday to take on No. 16 Oklahoma State at 8:15 p.m. at Boone Pickens Stadium. Then comes a home game against No. 3 Texas the following week.
Already one game behind Nebraska for the Big 12 North lead, the Tigers can’t afford many more losses in their battle to play in the Big 12 Championship.
Other Mizzou Football Links!
Big 12 (and Illinois) Links!
- KC Star (Jason Whitlock): There is no favorite in the Big 12 North (uhh, yes there is, Jason...their name is Nebraska)
ESPN.com: Kerry Meier sets 2 school receiving marks as Reesing's 4 TDs carry Kansas
Rock Chalk Talk: Kansas Wins Ugly, 41-36
KC Star: KU still standing after shootout
Topeka Capital-Journal: 3 KU answers vs. ISU
ESPN.com: Texas rides Jordan Shipley to set up showdown with Oklahoma
Burnt Orange Nation: Postgame React: Texas Takes Care of Colorado, 38-14
Ralphie Report: Sunday Buff Bits - Tyler Hansen in, Cody Hawkins out
ESPN.com: Sam Bradford tosses 389 yards in return from injury as OU blasts Baylor
SI.com (Stewart Mandel): Sam Bradford's return gives Oklahoma boost before Red River game
Daily Oklahoman: OU's Gerald McCoy: 'We have to be better ... to beat Texas'
Daily Oklahoman: Getting acquainted: Bradford loves new receivers' energy
ESPN.com: Steven Sheffield's 490 yards passing, 7 TDs help Texas Tech put up 66 points in win
Double-T Nation: Post Game Thoughts :: Kansas St. Wildcats Edition
Tulsa World: Texas Tech routs Kansas State, 66-14
Dr. Saturday: In case you hadn't already, go ahead and stick a fork in Illinois
Other Mizzou Links!
- MU Basketball
The Missourian: Missouri's J.T. Tiller enjoys being a fan
The Trib: Take a walk on the winded side
- MU Soccer
MUtigers.com: Missouri takes down Texas Tech 2-1
The Missourian: Missouri soccer team wins pair of weekend games
- MU Volleyball
MUtigers.com: Volleyball Hits .344 in Sweep of Texas Tech
Our Very Own Uribe Auction: Coach Kreklow's postgame comments: Texas Tech
- MU Softball
The Trib: Chelsea Thomas on rise with new pitch
- MU Baseball
SimmonsField.com: Mizzou Baseball Quotes & Notes (Why not wooden bats?)