So...how was your Saturday? I must say, my schedule's totally off today. Guess that's what happens when you don't leave the parking lot until 1:45am.
As with every game, certain media storylines emerged from yesterday's thrashing of Nebraska, so we'll try to walk through them...
Guess we should start with the official game stories (and box score). So here we go: mutigers.com, Columbia Tribune, Missourian, KC Star, Omaha World-Herald.
Pinkel's shining moment. Joe Posnanski has a lovely discussion of what it took for Pinkel to make such a dramatic adjustment to his offensive philosophy. Needless to say, it's paid off somewhat.
Statement game. Tigers thump Huskers (Lincoln Journal-Star). Missouri manhandles Nebraska (KC Star). Cornhuskers no match for Mizzou freight train (Inside Mizzou). Tigers walk where Huskers used to tread (Columbia Tribune). Super Saturday for Daniel, Tigers (Post-Dispatch). When Bernie can't even figure out how to twist this into "This only means more pressure on Pinkel", you know it was quite a statement. Burwell approves as well.
Unbelievable fans. At Pinkel's urging, Missouri fans are as good as gold (Post-Dispatch).
Defense's redemption. Tiger defense steps up on national stage (Columbia Tribune). Husker offense knocked cold by Tiger D (Lincoln Journal-Star).
Blackshirts no more. Three-man rush not enough to rattle dominant Daniel (Columbia Tribune). Huskers backsliding into ordinary (Lincoln Journal-Star).
Tigers can't relax now. Don't book a flight to San Antonio just yet (Missourian).
Notebooks and Grades: KC Star, P-D Report Card, PowerMizzou, PowerMizzou report card.
Other bits: Huge win nets Tigers a commitment (PowerMizzou), Callahan lauds Purify for playing at a tough time (Lincoln Journal-Star), Top 5 crowds since 1995 (KC Star), Quarter-by-Quarter breakdown (KC Star), Former MU player recalls past game against Nebraska (Missourian), Remodeled school bus makes tailgating debut at MU football game (Missourian).