KILLER set of links here...we've got plenty of Mizzou-Nevada and Big 12 links obviously, but make sure not to miss a) the Mizzou Volleyball recaps (HUGE win last night), and b) uhh, the shovel story. There's at least an hour's worth of reading material here.
- MUtigers.com: Tigers Take Care of Wolf Pack, 31-21
- The Trib: Taming the Wolves: Missouri 31, Nevada 21
The Trib: The rumbling you hear is from outside the stadium
Sure, this was a big game, but the weekend’s other entertainment included Steppenwolf, Creedence Clearwater Revisited and former Poison lead singer Bret Michaels, not to mention tonight’s world-record distance motorcycle jump at the Tigers’ team hotel. Nevada fans, cranky after two sloppy losses to open the season, certainly found other things to do last night, as a crowd of only 18,269 showed up.
In this foreign, almost emotionless environment, far from the thundering stadiums of the Big 12, Missouri managed a 31-21 victory by doing what they have done quite frequently the last four years — making fewer mistakes than the guys across the line.
- KC Star: MU pulls out a 31-21 victory over Nevada
KC Star: Third-string QB left at home
Third-string quarterback Ashton Glaser was left at home, suspended allegedly for breaking curfew. In his place, wide receiver Gahn McGaffie served as the Tigers’ backup-backup quarterback.
- The Missourian: Danario Alexander's big day helps Missouri football get past Nevada
- The Missourian: Missouri running game struggles, but produces big plays
- Campus Corner (KC Star): Offense finishes what Defense starts
- PowerMizzou: Tigers stay perfect with win at Nevada
- PowerMizzou: Saturday Grade Card
Fun quote from Pinkel, via Dave Matter on Twitter:
Pinkel: "I guess I should probably put our kicker on scholarship." Understatement of the night, #mizzou
- Post-Dispatch: Missouri off to another 4-0 start
- Post-Dispatch: Little by little for MU
The Missourian: Unbeaten MU takes breather
"I don’t think anyone thought we’d be 4-0 besides, well, besides us," Missouri linebacker Andrew Gachkar said outside the visitors’ locker room at Nevada on Friday night, shortly after the Tigers outlasted the Wolf Pack 31-21 in MU’s 14th consecutive victory over a nonconference opponent. "But it’s definitely a big thing. We took care of the first part of the season. But that season’s over. Now we’ve got to go into conference play and take care of Nebraska."
But first, a bye week, a chance for Missouri to look back on its first third of the season, evaluate what worked, what didn’t and how to continue the winning. Starting with an Oct. 8 showdown with the 25th-ranked Cornhuskers (3-1) — a prime-time nationally televised matchup on ESPN — the Tigers open conference play with the most challenging three-game stretch of any team in the league. From there, MU travels to No. 16 Oklahoma State (3-1) on Oct. 17 then returns home to host No. 2 Texas on Oct. 24.
- The Missourian: Missouri football team uses bye week to prepare for Nebraska
Post-Dispatch (Bernie Miklasz): Gabbert, MU, Come Through
Gabbert has a chance to be special for many reasons. And here’s one: he has a short memory. So far in his career as a starter — and we’re only talking four games, against rather weak competition — Gabbert has displayed some genuine mental toughness. He shakes off bad plays, clears away his confusion, collects himself, and makes plays. When challenged, when pressed, he gets better as the game progresses. Just when you think Gabbert is teetering, and maybe about to fall apart, he holds it together. The kid had a lot of chances to cough it up in his first road game, and he didn’t. Instead, the opposite thing happened: Gabbert took command. He fought off the Wolfback, fought off the adversity, and brought his A game when the Tigers needed it. It’s a very impressive trait in a young quarterback. I won’t go into the play-by-play; MU fans already know what happened. But the Best of Gabbert was on display in that 97-yard drive in the 3rd quarter. And once he started rolling, forget about it. Nevada retreated. On four second-half scoring drives that produced two touchdowns and two FGs, Gabbert completed 9 of 13 for 162 yards (and two TDS). That’s what you want in a QB: leadership and grace under fire.
The Nevada Perspective
- Reno Gazette-Journal: Missouri's plan to hem in Kaepernick works well
- Reno Gazette-Journal: Nevada stuck in neutral with third loss
- Reno Gazette-Journal: Lippincott fills in after Taua dislocates elbow
- Reno Gazette-Journal: Ball, kick return team a bright spot for Pack
- Nevada Appeal: Nevada falls to No. 21 Missouri
- Nevada Sagebrush: Pack loses hard-fought home opener to No. 21 Missouri, Taua dislocates elbow
- Nevada Sagebrush: Speedy summary: Missouri vs Nevada turning points
- Nevada Sagebrush: Nevada vs No. 21 Missouri live blog
- Modesto Bee: Missouri outlasts Nevada despite Pitman grad's touchdown
Other Mizzou Football Links!
- PowerMizzou: Tiger Tracker: 2010 Commitments in action
AP: CFL brawl turns bizarre when lineman wields shovel
Steamed over a practice brawl, a Canadian Football League lineman stomped off the field, then stormed back moments later brandishing a real shovel.
As Edmonton Eskimos defensive tackle Xzavie Jackson marched toward teammate Aaron Fiacconi on Thursday, general manager Danny Maciocia stepped into his path. The GM gently put his hand on Jackson's chest and gestured toward the shovel.
"I just said, 'What are you planning on doing with that? Do you realize the repercussions?'" Maciocia said Friday. "I'm almost sure he had already come to that conclusion."
"I don't think he would have carried out an incident where he would have swung a shovel and tried to strike someone," he said.
Big 12 Links!
- Houston 29, Texas Tech 28
ESPN.com: Keenum's 4-yard TD with 49 seconds left carries Houston past Tech
- Kansas 35, Southern Miss 28
ESPN.com: Kansas rolls up 433 total yards, tips Southern Miss
Rock Chalk Talk: Everybody Rejoice! Kansas Holds On to Beat Southern Miss
Topeka Capital-Journal: KU glad to win fight
- Texas 64, UTEP 7
ESPN.com: No. 2 Longhorns take 40-point halftime lead, cruise by UTEP
- Iowa State 31, Army 10
ESPN.com: Robinson, Arnaud combine to help Iowa State upend Army
Clone Chronicles: Week 4: ISU 31, Army 10
- Texas A&M 56, UAB 19
ESPN.com: Johnson ties Texas A&M record with six touchdowns in win
- Nebraska 55, UL-Lafayette 0
ESPN.com: Nebraska shuts down La.-Lafayette in 300th straight sellout
Omaha World-Herald: NU looks ready for big tilt -- now it's time to look ahead
- Oklahoma State 56, Grambling State 6
ESPN.com: No star WR, RB, no problem as Oklahoma St. rolls Grambling St.
Tulsa World: OSU clobbers Grambling
- Baylor 68, Northwestern State 13
ESPN.com: Griffin throws three TDs in first half as Baylor embarrasses Northwestern St.
Waco Tribune: Griffin fights through injury to lead Bears
Waco Tribune: Bears throw TD party with 68-13 drubbing of Northwestern St.
- Kansas State 49, Tennessee Tech 7
ESPN.com: KSU's Banks matches kickoff TD mark in rout
KC Star: K-State cruises to 49-7 victory
Topeka Capital-Journal: KSU grade card, notes
Other Mizzou Links!
- MU Volleyball
MUtigers.com: Volleyball Roars Back to Top Aggies, 3-2
The Trib: Tigers show flair for dramatic
When the Tigers completed a five-set victory over Texas A&M, Lei Wang-Francisco fell to her knees and pummeled the floor. Two others slipped in a madcap dash to the middle of the floor. And the 1,479 in attendance, many of whom stood throughout the final game, erupted in full throat.
Down 0-2 to the Aggies, who began the night as one of the Big 12’s two unbeaten teams after a four-set victory over sixth-ranked Nebraska earlier in the week, MU took the final three sets for a 21-25, 22-25, 25-22, 25-19, 15-13 win.
The Missourian: MU volleyball team rallies to beat Texas A&M
Our Very Own Uribe's Temporary Replacement: Mizzou VolleyBlog
- MU Wrestling
The Missourian: Missouri wrestlers push cars, limits
- MU softball
The Missourian: New Missouri softball assistant coach is university legend