It still happened, apparently
This is What: Missouri had a 3rd-and-8 from its own 4-yard line. Washington and Lucas, lined out wide right, did a little combo route to cross up Legree, the corner, and "Spur" Sharrod Golightly. Both bit down on Lucas' little flat route. Nobody checked Washington as he ran free down the sideline. Mauk hit Washington in stride and the senior broke a tackle attempt from Brison Williams -- who had reacted over top far too late -- and a recovering Legree before the midfield stripe. From there, it was all green grass. Washington had a 96-yard touchdown catch to add to his gradually more outstanding senior season, the Tigers' longest pass since Pete Woods hit Joe Stewart for 98 yards against Nebraska in 1976. Missouri had a 14-0 lead and, despite being outplayed for much of the first half, all the momentum in the world.
Stride for Stride: A sense that was deepened just two plays later. On a 1st-and-10 from the South Carolina 36, Thompson took a deep shot -- and I mean DEEP: it went about 60 yards on the fly -- for Jones. Gibson, the redshirt freshman replacement for E.J. Gaines, matched Jones step for step all the way down the field and managed to sandwich the South Carolina receiver against the sideline. So Gibson was in the perfect position to pick off the pass, the first of his career. That was the Gamecocks' third turnover in three drives and signaled the beginning of the end for Thompson. He'd get two more drives, plus a play before the half. Then, it was Shaw's turn.
The sun still rises
And even with the loss, there is this:
Since Mizzou beat Florida and Georgia, it holds the head-to-head tiebreaker advantage over the Gators and Bulldogs, who play each other next week … meaning at least one more loss for one of them.
Meanwhile, Florida and South Carolina still must play, meaning the same.
And Georgia still has to play at No. 8 Auburn.
So Mizzou’s fate remains entirely in its own hands, and the ceiling for the season is unchanged.
It’s just that the margin for error is a lot slimmer.
Recruiting never stops
TWENTY. FIVE. AND. OH.
Mizzou 3, A&M 0
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Mizzou 2, No. 25 Kentucky 1
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Mizzou 1, Tennessee 1
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Sounds like a pretty cool event (though you never want the alums to win)
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Not going to lie: Lou Reed was always in the "respect him more than you actually enjoy him" camp for me. I tried a couple of different times to get into either him or Velvet Underground, and it just didn't really take. But his death still hurts a bit, simply because so many people I enjoy loved him and found him influential. He was a pretty big brach on the rock tree.
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