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Cotton Bowl 2014: Missouri beats Oklahoma State, 41-31

Missouri took down Oklahoma State to win the 2014 Cotton Bowl and move to 12-2.

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A perfect finish

On penalties, drops, Maty, Pinkel, Ponder, and the perfect finish.

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Grading the defense

Your defensive MVPs: Kony Ealy (8.52), E.J. Gaines (8.52), Michael Sam (8.02), Andrew Wilson (8.00), and Shane Ray (7.58).

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Grading the offense

Your offensive MVPs: Henry Josey (8.59), Evan Boehm (7.47), Maty Mauk (7.42), Justin Britt (7.32), and Mitch Morse (7.05). Honestly, you guys graded the line a lot higher than I would have thought.

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Time to grade the offense

For the final time this season, it's time to assign some individual grades. Here's the stat sheet.

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Poll watch: Mizzou #5

For the third time in its history, and the second time in the last seven years, Missouri has finished in the top five.

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Links: Goodbyes, tomorrows, etc.

Stay warm today, folks. My goodness.

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"Tank. Slow down."

This game was ugly throughout its youth but should age quite well.

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Cotton Bowl champs!

I love you all.

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Cotton Bowl preview

The 2014 Cotton Bowl between Oklahoma State and Missouri will come down to line play and an interesting chess match between coordinators. Can the Tigers take their 12th win of the year?

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Links: It's game day

Game day, baby.

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Perusing the Cowboys' 2-deep

If you have a glaring weakness, OSU will find it.

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DGB-tron

Oklahoma State's defensive coordinator compared Dorial Green-Beckham to former Georgia Tech star, Calvin "Megatron" Johnson. How viable is the comparison at this stage in his career?

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Josey's decision is harder than you think

Missouri's beloved running back could be playing his final game in black and gold on Saturday.

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Links: Cotton, Cotton, Cotton, Cotton

The Cotton Bowl is a day and a half a way, James Franklin reflects, Andrew Wilson chases his father, and Mizzou Softball finds its 2021 ace.

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Links: Tigers vs. Jerry World

Jerry World is big, Justin Gilbert and DGB will face off, and Jordan Clarkson wins another award.

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Links: Mizzou in TX, Chase in spotlight

It's Football Game Week for the last time in a while! Plus: maintaining the Texas pipeline, getting Sheldon Richardson another touchdown, getting Chase Daniel a start, and winning at N.C. State.

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Links: NC State, Texas home

Frank Haith talks about Missouri's road game against N.C. State, and Mizzou's Texan football players return home.

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Links: Awesome seniors, 2013 in review

Marvin Foster is a leader, Mizzou's football seniors are pretty awesome, and Evan Boehm shops.

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Links: Quotable Max, Draftable Kony

It's Christmas Eve, and the Trip got us all what we wanted: a bunch of Max Copeland quotes.

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Links: Illinois, Stec, Ealy stock

Illinois has Braggin' Rights for the first time since December 22, 2009. Also: Dave Steckel and the Mizzou defense have moved on from the Auburn game, and Kony Ealy's stock has taken off like a rocket. And I talk like somebody from Missouri and Oklahoma.

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Links: Braggin' Rights, LDW's toe, and Purdue

Braggin' Rights is one day away, Missouri officially announces five football signees, L'Damian Washington's toe still hurts, Mizzou and Purdue announce a football home-and-home, and apparently the men's team isn't the only Mizzou Hoops squad with turnover issues.

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Links: Braggin' Rights and UNANIMOUS

Michael Sam becomes Missouri's first unanimous All-American in 53 years, Braggin' Rights is two days away, and Mizzou Football continues Cotton Bowl preparation.

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Links: Commits commit and Sam speaks

Two Missouri targets committed on Tuesday (one to Mizzou), Michael Sam spoke to the media for the first time in a while, and Braggin' Rights is but three days away.

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Links: Fatcat O, sloppy hoops, sack dances

Sheldon Richardson scores, Mizzou Hoops foregoes grace in a win over Western Michigan, Michael Sam does a graduation sack dance, and football commits converge on snowy Columbia.

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Links: Awards, respect, and WMU

FRIDAY THE 13TH ... WOOOOOOOOOOooooooooo....

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Links: Recruiting, awards, and Clarkson

Michael Sam and E.J. Gaines were each voted All-SEC by conference coaches yesterday. Plus: football recruiting is picking up, and Jordan Clarkson is awesome.

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Links: Sam, sellouts, and snap counts

Michael Sam wins the SEC's Defensive Player of the Year award, Missouri's allotment of Cotton Bowl tickets sells out instantaneously, and the SEC's identity ... changed on Saturday.

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It's Mizzou-OSU in the Cotton Bowl

The Tigers will meet their former conference mates for the first time since OSU's 45-24 win in Columbia in 2011.

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