Mizzou Links, 12-28-11

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 19: Justin Smith #94 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after recovering a fumble against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Candlestick Park on December 19, 2011 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won the game 20-3. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Mizzou Football Links

  • More From The Indy Bowl
    The Trib: Tigers make the best of their situation in Shreveport

    Extra credit goes to Missouri’s offensive line — Justin Britt, Jayson Palmgren, Travis Ruth, Austin Wuebbels and Dan Hoch — which was the most physical of the Pinkel era. Those guys paved the way for the first team in MU history to both rush and pass for more than 3,000 yards in a season. The line shrugged off season-ending injuries to standout left tackle Elvis Fisher and star tailback Henry Josey and kept churning out yards.

    Tailback De’Vion Moore found the entire side of the line collapsed on option pitches and gained 59 yards on 10 carries. Tailback Kendial Lawrence accelerated through gaping holes and collected 108 yards on 16 rushes. And quarterback James Franklin was busiest of all, punishing tacklers for 142 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries.

    Missouri offensive coordinator David Yost said he went through the entire year of North Carolina games and found only one play — in the Virginia Tech game — that was the same as MU’s version of the zone-read option.

    "We really had no idea how they were going to defend it,"

    PowerMizzou: Independence Bowl Grades
    KC Star: With bowl win, Missouri creates memories and momentum
    Post-Dispatch: Bowl win sends Mizzou to SEC on a high note
  • L'DW
    The Trib: Shreveport celebrates return of Missouri's L'Damian Washington
  • All Things Considered...
    The Missourian: 2011 season a triumph for Missouri football
  • Recruiting
    SB Nation (Bud Elliott): Missouri Football Recruiting: Can Tigers Compete For SEC Recruits?
  • Godzilla!
    The Missourian: Former Missouri standout Justin Smith earns third Pro Bowl selection

Other Football Links

Mizzou Basketball Links

  • Rush the Court: The Transfer Effect: What the Statistics Say about Missouri and Iowa State's Recruiting Methods

Other Basketball Links

SEC

  • Nice Audition
    Fox Sports MW: Mizzou appears ready for SEC
  • Schedule Forthcoming
    Macon.com: Update on 2012 SEC schedule
  • SEC! SEC! SEC!
    Mr. SEC: The SEC Already 1-0 in Bowls (Sorta)

Other Mizzou Links

  • Mizzou Volleyball
    MUtigers.com: Brittany Brimmage Named COBRA All-National Third Team

Other

  • SB Nation: The 25 Greatest Sportscasting Moments Of 2011

And just because...

Who says minor bowls don't matter?

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