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Mizzou Links, 10-20-09

Texas Links!

    If all ticket holders for Saturday’s game come out to see Mizzou and Texas clash, it will mark only the 10th time in MU’s history that a crowd of 71,000+ has come to Memorial Stadium. The last time a crowd of that size saw a game in Columbia wa back in 1983, when 72,348 saw the Tigers take on Nebraska.

    Again, capacity for Memorial Stadium prior to the reconfigurations performed in 1995 was over 75,000 on a standing room-only basis. The alltime Memorial Stadium record crowd was 75,298 who saw MU host Penn State in 1980.

    Since the capacity was dropped in 1995, the largest crowd to see a Tiger home game was in 2007, when 70,049 saw MU down Nebraska, 41-6. That stands as the “modern-day” Memorial Stadium record crowd, one that Mizzou officials will be gunning for this Saturday.
  • The Trib: Tigers hobble home to face Texas
  • The Trib (Dave Matter): Tigers Meet the Press
    A hot topic this season has been the disappearance of the tight end in Missouri's passing game, a storyline Joe Walljasper's addressing later this week in the Tribune. But Missouri's actually getting tremendous production from a tight end, sort of: Danario Alexander. When MU goes to a four-receiver set, replacing Jones with Jerrell Jackson or another wideout, Alexander takes over the Y position in MU's lexicon, which is the same position Martin Rucker and Chase Coffman played the last two seasons. Yost said a good chunk of the big plays that Alexander has made this year have come when he's playing the Y.
  • Dallas Morning News: NO. 3 TEXAS AT MISSOURI 7pm Saturday
  • Post-Dispatch: Longhorns cast long shadow over Mizzou
  • Post-Dispatch: Missouri optimistic it can contain Texas' Colt McCoy
  • PowerMizzou: PMTV: Bouncing Back
  • Houston Chronicle: Nothing coming easy for McCoy, Texas offense
  • Burnt Orange Nation: Texas Depth Chart for Missouri
  • Burnt Orange Nation: Injury Report -- Post OU
  • Texas quarterback Colt McCoy says thumb OK to play Missouri

    McCoy hurt his throwing hand in the second quarter of the 16-13 win Saturday over Oklahoma (No. 25 AP). He struggled through one of the worst passing games of his career, completing 21 of 40 for 127 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

    Team trainers checked out the thumb to make sure there wasn't more significant damage.

    "It's sore but it's not going to keep me out," McCoy said. "It's football."

Other Mizzou Football Links!

  • Post-Dispatch: Pinkel: Blaine Gabbert Facing Challenge Daniel and Smith Never Did
  • The Missourian: Pinkel addresses decision behind playing Gabbert
  • KC Star (Campus Corner): No Rest for Gabbert at MU
  • KC Star (Campus Corner): PInkel Compliments Replay, Sort Of ...
  • KC Star (Campus Corner): The Second Guess: Yost's Call on Fourth and One at OSU

    “Actually, I second guessed it for a couple of different throws as opposed to the one we called,” Yost said. “We talked about it. The fourth and three we tried later, we had a back back there, and we didn’t execute properly to get the first (down).

    “I second guessed all of them because I hate plays not working.”

  • PowerMizzou: Tuesday Notebook: Ground game still stuck

Big 12 Links!

I realize we're having some fun with the "The North is a complete tossup!!!" storyline, but uhh...pretty sure we still have a pretty good idea who's going to win it.  Let's not get carried away here.

Other Mizzou Links!