First things first (since Mizzou fans are focused as much on Oklahoma as A&M, ahem): GA tickets are now on sale for the Oklahoma game.
MUtigers.com: OFFICIAL RELEASE!!
A glance at the latest batch of statistics shows that Mizzou’s improved defense now leads the Big 12 Conference, and ranks 3rd in the nation, in scoring defense. Through 5 games, the Tigers, under 2nd-year Defensive Coordinator Dave Steckel, are allowing an average of just 11.2 points per game. Iowa currently leads the nation with a 10.2 average, followed by #2 TCU (10.3). Nebraska is #4 nationally (12.8), followed by Alabama at #5 (13.3).
While pitching a shutout against the Buffaloes undoubtedly helped propel the Tigers up the rankings, it wasn’t a one-game deal, as Mizzou entered the CU game ranked 10th nationally in scoring defense. Mizzou entered the CU game allowing 14.0 points per game.
The 56 points allowed by MU through 5 games is the lowest by a Tiger defense since the 2006 season, when Mizzou permitted 50 points in its first 5 games (also a 5-0 start). In game #6 that year, at Texas Tech, the Tigers notched a 38-21 win in Lubbock, which bumped the 6-game point total to 71 allowed.
- The Trib (Dave Matter): Tigers Meet the Press
PowerMizzou: PMTV: Mizzou Media Day
PowerMizzou: Monday Morning Audio
- KC Star: MU keeps going despite injuries and suspensions
- The Trib (Dave Matter): Pinkel praises '02 Tigers for A&M win
- PowerMizzou: Like father, unlike son: On to A&M
Blaine Gabbert will play, Aldon Smith will not
The Trib (Dave Matter): Pinkel: Smith out, Gabbert probable
The Missourian: Gabbert will play, Smith will sit on Saturday
Post-Dispatch: Aldon Smith to miss third game in a row
Post-Dispatch: Gabbert is optimistic he will play Saturday
KC Star (Campus Corner): Gabbert probable for MU; Aldon Smith not, for now
Dallas Morning News: Turnovers remain a major headache for Texas A&M
Dallas Morning News: Aggies' Sherman defends Jerrod Johnson
Dallas Morning News: A&M to unveil new uniforms vs. Missouri
Big 12 Links
- KC Star: Big wins, bad losses have short shelf life in Big 12 this year
Dallas Morning News: Texas desperate for win at Nebraska
Dallas Morning News: Texas' Emmanuel Acho: Nebraska is 'nothing that we should be too worried about'
Dallas Morning News: Texas players admit to beating themselves (obvious joke to make here, but I won't make it)
Lincoln Journal-Star: Will Compton back on the field
Oklahoma State-Texas Tech
Double-T Nation: Five Questions | Gearing up for Oklahoma St.
Daily Oklahoman: Good news, bad news for OSU on injury front
Tulsa World: OU seeks to avoid overconfidence against Iowa State
Daily Oklahoman: Bob Stoops: Sooners can't read too much into Iowa State's big loss to Utah
Clone Chronicles: In Review: Utah @ Iowa State
ESPN.com: Time to give Robert Griffin health questions a rest
Dallas Morning News: Tyler Hansen to start vs. Baylor
Denver Post: Colorado could face schedule problem
KC Star: Momentum up for grabs in Sunflower rivalry
Topeka Capital-Journal: Snyder: No change at QB
Mizzou (and Big 12) Basketball Links
- The Missourian: Would-be walk-ons get workout at MU men's basketball tryouts
The Dagger: A secret to K-State's newfound success is ... American Airlines?
Big 12 Hoops: How eager are KU & KSU fans for basketball to start?
Other Mizzou Links
MUtigers.com: Tigers Look for Road Win at Texas A&M
SimmonsField.com: Mizzou in the Majors (Ian Kinsler)
MUtigers.com: Marable Takes Third in Russia
Gobbler Country: Because It Was There: 5 College Football Games in 1 Day (great read)