COLLEGE STATION, TX - OCTOBER 29: James Franklin #1 of the Missouri Tigers dives into the endzone for a touchdown during a game against the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field on October 29, 2011 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
The national storyline may be "A&M blows another lead," but for Mizzou fans, their 38-31 overtime win in College Station (their third in the last four trips there) will be seen as the game where Mizzou made yet another fourth-quarter surge and actually sealed the deal. Down 28-17 at half, Mizzou held A&M to three points in the second half and overtime, Marcus Lucas made his biggest "Hello, world" statement since Arizona State, and the Tigers pulled one out. There's something to be said for a young team that learns how to persevere.
It goes without saying, but consider this a celebration thread. A long-awaited, well-deserved celebration thread.