"It may have lacked the regal quality of Oklahoma-Nebraska. But, man, it delivered the goods in its own down-and-dirty way. If the storied exploits and heroes of OU vs. Nebraska belonged in a history book, the lore of the MU-NU series was something you told around a campfire, after the kids went to bed, because of the explicit language and violence.
There was a nasty undertone to this series. There was real, raw emotion there. A hatred that Bill McCartney couldn’t force at Colorado or Kansas State fans couldn’t sustain with their paper taunts. Nebraska never took CU or K-State seriously. It has always taken Missouri seriously. And personally."