Bowling Green Wrap-Up Links!
Dave Matter: Emptying the Notebook
Gabbert can fight back. Teammates said Gabbert never let his struggles shake his confidence. The most common word players used to describe their quarterback was "fighter." Once Yost made some adjustments in the second half and, most important, the offensive line got the running game revved up, Gabbert could stretch the secondary with play-action passes and rediscover those vertical routes that Bowling Green took away early.
On MU's first 11 possessions, Gabbert completed 11 of 22 passes for 51 yards, a paltry yards-per-attempt average of 2.3 and an efficiency rating of only 69.5
But in MU's next three possessions, all of which ended with touchdowns, Gabbert completed 9 of 10 for 121 yards and two touchdowns. That's a smoking yards-per-attempt average of 12.1 and a rating of 257.6.
In the second half of MU's two games, Gabbert has completed 21 of 25 passes for for 300 yards and four touchdowns. And, remember, he played just one series in the fourth quarter against Illinois.
Post-Dispatch: A tale of two halves makes MU whole
One thing that stood out to Gabbert's teammates and coaches was that even when nothing was working — and at one point in the first half, Gabbert had thrown for negative yardage — he didn't lose his poise.
"Blaine, he's so composed," tailback Derrick Washington said. "You can never tell what's going on in Blaine's mind. He's focused and calm on the outside and he came out and showed (what he can do) in the second half."
- The Missourian: Freshman running back makes most of opportunity for Missouri
- KC Star: KU jumps in polls; MU is out ... and in
- The Trib: MU takes shot, rallies to win home opener
- Campus Corner (KC Star): Mizzou Gagged, But it Didn't Choke
- Mizzourah: Post-game Thoughts: Bowling Green
Other Mizzou Football Links!
- The Missourian: Tiger fans react to new $3.5 million scoreboard
- The Greenville News (Furman): Uhaa, Paladins pound away at Chattanooga
- The Trib: Pressey pledges to join Tigers
- PowerMizzou: ESD's Pressey decides on Big 12
- KC Star: Pressey gives oral commitment to MU
Didn't see him do this on Saturday, but wow...
Big 12 Links!
- Clone Chronicles: Week 2: Cy-Hawk Wrap Up
- Bring On the Cats: Postgame Reaction: K-State vs Louisiana
- Corn Nation: Husker Report Card: Arkansas State
- Double T Nation: Post-Game Thoughts :: Rice 10, Texas Tech 55
Crimson and Cream Machine: Things We Learned in College Football - Week Two
Daily Oklahoman: OU Insider: Sooners seek No. 2 receiver
Daily Oklahoman: Oklahoma's been overrun by Cougars
Brigham Young over No. 3 Oklahoma. Houston over No. 5 Oklahoma State. Cougars beat the Sooners in Arlington and Cougars beat the Cowboys in Stillwater, and what seemed capable of being a magical season in our state has gone splat.
Ten days ago, Oklahoma sported two top-10 teams and Heisman Trophy candidates galore.
- The Quad: Holy Toledo, Colorado Looks Awful
Other Mizzou Links!
- MU Basketball
The Trib: Freshmen doing well in college hoops 101
The Tigers only have three freshmen — Stone, Underwood and point guard Mike Dixon — on this season’s roster, but the workouts won’t be any less significant in getting the rookies ready to play.
Dixon might be ready to be a factor right away.
"I’ve only been here — this is my third year — but since I’ve been around, he’s probably the best player we had, as far as just coming straight in," senior guard Zaire Taylor said. ... "He hasn’t even fully gotten through all of that yet, and he’s doing things, doing things that he looks like a veteran a lot of times. I don’t know. We have some heated battles every day."
- MU Soccer
Mutigers.com: No. 25 Tigers win the Auburn Tournament
- MU Volleyball
The Trib: Missouri loses in Final
SI.com (Stewart Mandel): Michigan's rapid improvement calls Pryor's college choice into question