Mizzou Football Links
One thing is certain: Sunday was a better day for Missouri football than Saturday was. Bills beat Jeremy Maclin (who also scored a touchdown) and the Eagles. Meanwhile, Blaine Gabbert looked a lot better (albeit in a loss) and The Smiths combined for three sacks in a Niners romp over the Bucs, and Ziggy Hood had a half-sack as well. Not too shabby.scored a touchdown to help the
The Trib (Dave Matter): Emptying the Notebook
Missouri’s early start was the exact opposite of its blistering surge at Oklahoma two weeks earlier, when the Tigers stunned OU with a 14-3 lead in the first quarter. At K-State, the offense finished with zero net yards on its first seven plays through three possessions: Interception. 4-yard bubble screen to Michael Egnew. Sack for 13-yard loss. Incomplete pass on Josey drop in the flat. Kendial Lawrence run for 2-yard loss. Sack for 5-yard loss. 16-yard pass to Wes Kemp, 1 yard short of the first-down marker. And there’s your first quarter.
Was James Franklin rattled?
"He's not rattled," receiver T.J. Moe said. "He's a guy that has to get his mind right to do things. Not to say he didn't have it right, but he was just gathering information and seeing things. You go through the week of practice and you see things on scout team and it's not like the starters on the other team exactly. He wasn't rattled at all. He was trying to get in the flow of the game like the rest of us."
To his credit, Franklin did what quarterbacks are supposed to do after ugly performances. He’s got that part of the job down.
"I take a big responsibility for the outcome of this game," he said. "You saw how it started off. I wasn't making good throws. I could have had two or three more interceptions, but thankfully the receivers knocked them down or the K-State defenders dropped them. It starts with me. I take responsibility for how the offense goes."
NFL.com: Blaine Gabbert deep to
NFL.com: Brad Smith TD run
NFL.com: Jeremy Maclin TD catch
The Dagger: VIDEO: Three fumbles in final play of Bengals win over the Jaguars
Other Football Links
Another something certain: Oklahoma and Arizona State both made Missouri look better than Missouri did on Saturday. ASU whipped Utah in Salt Lake to take complete control of the Pac-12 South, and Oklahoma obliterated Texas in the Red River Rivalry. So, uh, there's that.
Senator Blutarsky: The Mumme Poll is open for business
Oklahoma > Texas
Burnt Orange Nation: Texas vs OU Game Review: Longhorns Offense
Burnt Orange Nation: Texas vs OU Game Review: Longhorns Offense, Part 2
Burnt Orange Nation: Texas vs OU Game Review: Defense
Daily Oklahoman: OU makes statement in 55-17 win over Texas
Daily Oklahoman: Landry Jones, Sooners make plenty of statements in win over Texas
Daily Oklahoman: Texas defensive coordinator : OU's Landry Jones 'made us pay'
Daily Oklahoman: Stacked Oklahoma receiver corps has another outstanding game
Austin American-Statesman: UT cornerbacks learn painful lesson against surging Sooners
Austin American-Statesman: Texas needs to pick one quarterback and let him grow
Oklahoma State > Kansas
KC Star: Oklahoma State scores eight first-half TDs, cruises past Kansas 70-28
Lawrence Journal-World: Easy Pickens: Jayhawks set more records for futility in 70-28 loss to Oklahoma State
Lawrence Journal-World: Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy: No reason to play starters after second quarter
Daily Oklahoman: Oklahoma State passing attack, uniforms get high marks
Texas A&M > Texas Tech
Dallas Morning News: Texas A&M special teams a reason why Aggies leave Lubbock with win
Baylor > Iowa State
Hmm. Somehow I ended up with no links from this game. Guess what: Robert Griffin III looked awesome.
Nice summary of the SEC issue by Vahe Gregorian and the Post-Dispatch. The head says the SEC still makes more sense. But the heart might still have a say.
What's At Stake For Missouri
Post-Dispatch: Pros and cons of Mizzou moving to SEC
Lawrence Journal-World: Money, not just school rivalries, at stake in Big 12 shake-up
What's Happening With The Big 12?
Daily Oklahoman: Q&A with Big 12's Chuck Neinas: 'We don't give anyone a deadline'
Daily Oklahoman: Former Big 12 Commisioner Dan Beebe says Big 12 now taking steps he touted
Daily Oklahoman: Q&A with OSU president Burns Hargis: Big 12 schools enthusiastic about TCU invite
Big East Flailing
Denver Post: Air Force preparing to leave Mountain West for Big East
College Football Talk: Air Force AD: 'Interest high in Big East' after turning down Big 12
The UConn Blog: ACC wanted UConn before Pittsburgh, move was blocked by ... wait for it ... Boston College!
Mizzou Basketball Links
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Basketball to Host Black & Gold Game
Other Mizzou Links
Really tough loss for MU volleyball, going up 2-0 on Baylor and losing 3-2. They've begun to reel a bit themselves, and hopefully three straight home matches -- Kansas, Texas Tech, Central Arkansas -- give them a bit of a remedy.
- MUtigers.com: Introduction to Athletic Performance
MUtigers.com: Volleyball Falls in Five at Baylor
MUtigers.com: Baseball Tops Iowa in Joplin Relief Game
The Missourian: Missouri steals win over Iowa
MUtigers.com: Baseball Ties Iowa in Series Finale
MUtigers.com: Baseball Featured on MLB.com
MUtigers.com: Tigers Improve Fall Record to 6-0
MUtigers.com: Ten Tigers Earn Academic Honors
MUtigers.com: Tigers Record 4-0 Win over SIUE
MUtigers.com: Two Tigers Amongst First Trials Qualifiers
Mizzou Swimming & Diving
MUtigers.com: Black Team Defeats Gold in Intersquad Matchup
SI Vault (11-24-1958): The Great Numbers Nonsense
Athletics Nation: Oakland A's GM Billy Beane, Post-Moneyball, Visits Athletics Nation: Part I
Athletics Nation: Oakland A's GM Billy Beane, Post-Moneyball, Visits Athletics Nation: Part II
Athletics Nation: Oakland A's GM Billy Beane, Post-Moneyball, Visits Athletics Nation: Part III