First things first: even if you don't read the entire comments thread from last night's game, you must read this comment. Yes. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.
Bowling Green recaps
- Mutigers.com: Tigers Roar Back to Beat Bowling Green, 27-20
- The Trib: Tigers storm back, clip Falcons
- KC Star: Missouri rallies to beat Bowling Green 27-20
- The Missourian: Tigers need late push to edge Bowling Green, 27-20
- The Maneater: Missouri comes back to sink Bowling Green
Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune: No. 25 Missouri rallies past Falcons
"They really stepped up in the second half, compared to the first. They got a little bit more physical it seemed," BG defensive end Angelo Magnone said about Missouri’s offensive line. "We kind of got away from our game plan. We missed some assignments on the line and gave away some big plays."
Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert was very effective in the second half. He completed 9-of-10 passes when Missouri went from down 20-6 with 4:50 left in the third quarter until the Tigers went up 27-20 with 5:38 left in the fourth quarter.
"We had to get our offense on a roll in the second half because we didn’t execute in the first half. We had to open up some running lanes. And Derrick and Kendial ran extremely hard and that opened up the passing game in the second half," Gabbert said.
- PowerMizzou: Tigers survive
- PowerMizzou: PMTV: Tigers beat BGSU
- PowerMizzou: Instant Analysis
- PowerMizzou: Sunday Grade Card
The Comeback and the Exhalation
- The Missourian: Missouri football wideouts make adjustments in time for comeback
The Trib: Fortunate is the team that learns without losing
Ultimately, though, what last night’s game really showed is the folly of drawing broad conclusions about the state of a program from one football game — good or bad. After the supposedly rebuilding Tigers dominated Illinois in the season opener, they vaulted into The Associated Press Top 25. After his first start, Blaine Gabbert was named the Big 12 offensive player of the week and was hailed as a future first-round draft pick. I was as guilty as anyone else of gulping the black-and-gold Kool-Aid as if I were one of those college students who used to party at Reactor Field before people like me started parking there.
In St. Louis, Pinkel said he was going to work the Tigers harder than they had ever been worked in practice to convince them that they weren’t as wonderful as advertised. The message didn’t stick. For one half, MU looked like a team that believed every bit of the hyperbole heaped upon it, and nowhere was the hype more misplaced than on Gabbert, who saved his first-game jitters for Week 2.
- The Trib: Shaken ... then stirred
- The Trib: Tigers not who we thought they were, but good enough
- Post-Dispatch: Mizzou storms back
- The Maneater: Missouri defense clears path for comeback
- PowerMizzou: PMTV: Locker Room Talk
Thank God for the Running Game
Post-Dispatch: Tigers' running game gets traction vs. BG
Big 12 Links
- Houston 45, OSU 35
ESPN: Keenum throws for 366 yards as Houston pulls off stunning upset of Oklahoma St.
Tulsa World: Turnovers, penalties spell doom for OSU
Tulsa World: The big play slips away
Daily Oklahoman: OSU falls to Houston
Daily Oklahoman: OSU report card: Ball security gets a solid 'F'
- UL Lafayette 17, Kansas State 15
ESPN: Kansas State loses on late FG by La.-Lafayette
KC Star: K-State falls to La. Lafayette
Topeka Capital-Journal: K-State falls at Louisiana
Topeka Capital-Journal: Missed field goals plague Cats
Topeka Capital-Journal: Wildcat report card
- Kansas 34, UTEP 7
ESPN: Sharp runs for three scores as Kansas gets best of UTEP
Rock Chalk Talk: Kansas Jayhawks Look Impressive, Dispatch UTEP Miners 34-7
KC Star: Kansas blitzes UTEP 34-7
Topeka Capital-Journal: No. 24 KU whips UTEP
- Oklahoma 64, Idaho State 0
ESPN: Jones tosses 3 TDs in place of Bradford as Oklahoma blanks Idaho St.
Crimson and Cream Machine: OU 64 -- Idaho State 0: Post Game Thoughts
Daily Oklahoman: Landry Jones, Sooners take out frustrations on Idaho State in 64-0 win
Daily Oklahoman: WR Ryan Broyles puts on a show
- Texas 41, Wyoming 10
ESPN: McCoy, Texas bounce back after shaky first half, roll Wyoming
Burnt Orange Nation: Postgame React: Texas 41 Wyoming 10
Big 12 Sports: Texas Tramples Wyoming
- Nebraska 38, Arkansas 9
ESPN: Nebraska runs over Arkansas St., scoring on 5 of first 6 possessions
Corn Nation: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Post Game Over Reaction
- Iowa 35, Iowa State 3
ESPN: Iowa picks off Iowa State for first time on road in six years
- Texas Tech 55, Rice 10
ESPN: Potts tosses 7 TDs, no interceptions in Red Raiders' win over Rice