Mizzou Links, 12-26-11

Shreveport, I barely recognize you. I'm like Jimmy Darmody returning from the war to a whole new Boardwalk
Dec 26 via UberSocial for BlackBerryFavoriteRetweetReply

An All-Shreveport affair this morning, in anticipation of this afternoon's rainy festivities...

Previews

  • The Trib: Replacing Aldon Smith was harder than Missouri thought it would be
  • KC Star: Missouri will show its SEC credentials in Independence Bowl
  • The Missourian: Missouri, North Carolina predict running games for Independence Bowl
  • The Missourian: North Carolina focused on Independence Bowl, not future
  • Post-Dispatch: Mizzou vs. North Carolina: Five things to Watch
  • Post-Dispatch: Bowl game was turning point for Mizzou

    When the Tigers fell behind the Gamecocks 21-0 in the first quarter and trailed 28-7 in the second, Pinkel's team seemed destined to finish 6-6 to have a fourth non-winning season in his five years.

    "I would not recommend you go down 21 … very often," Pinkel playfully said last week before MU left for Louisiana.

    But behind quarterback Brad Smith's 432 yards of total offense, Mizzou uncorked a comeback like no other in school history to beat the Gamecocks 38-31.

    That arguably was a springboard for all that came next, including MU's seventh straight bowl appearance today when it takes on North Carolina (7-5) at 4 p.m. on ESPN2.

    Including that 2005 bowl, MU has gone 56-24 (.700) since its resurgence that day.

    "If you go back and look at that point, it's kind of like (when) things kind of changed," said Pinkel, adding, "You never know. I always tell my players, as you go through adversity, greatness is around the corner …

Profiles

Other Multimedia

In This Article

Teams
Players
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Rock M Nation

You must be a member of Rock M Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Rock M Nation. You should read them.

Join Rock M Nation

You must be a member of Rock M Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Rock M Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker