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Missouri is expecting Nevada to sell out cover the run, daring sophomore quarterback Blaine Gabbert...

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Missouri is expecting Nevada to sell out cover the run, daring sophomore quarterback Blaine Gabbert to beat them with his passing skills. Gabbert has looked good to this point of the season by completing 68 percent of his passes with eight touchdown passes and no interceptions. But he’s also had the benefit of a running game to balance his passing game in his first two games. Nevada coach Chris Ault is in the College Football Hall of Fame for a reason. I expect his Wolf Pack will cook up a strategy meant to flummox and confuse a young quarterback like Gabbert making his first road start.

From ESPN's Big 12 blogger, who I won't name or link. Question: Is it really the best idea to sell out to stop the run and allow Gabbert to test you deep? The most trouble Mizzou has had this year was against a team selling out against the deep ball. Ask Illinois how leaving corners on an island against MU worked out. If this is true, Gabbert has to be salivating the same way that Chase Daniel did when he was preparing for the Colorado Cover 1 before the game in Boulder in 2007.