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Mizzou Links, 10-5-10

One more game without No. 85.
One more game without No. 85.

Mizzou-Colorado Links


    Mizzou will look to continue its perfect start to the 2010 season and improve on their 4-0 record Saturday vs. Colorado. A win over the Buffaloes would give Mizzou its fourth season of at least a 5-0 start in the last five years - a feat which had never happened in consecutive seasons at MU prior to the 2006 and 2007 seasons. Mizzou has started 5-0 to a season only 9 times overall in its previous 119 years of fielding a football team.

    Here's a look at all of the previous seasons in which MU has started a season 5-0, with the 1st number in parentheses the start and the 2nd number the end record for the season (#-Won Big Eight Championship %-Won Big 12 North Division Championship):

    • 1899 (7-0 / 9-2)
    • 1905 (5-0 / 5-4)
    • 1960 (11-0 / 11-0)#
    • 1969 (5-0 / 9-2)#
    • 1973 (6-0 / 8-4)
    • 1981 (5-0 / 8-4)
    • 2006 (6-0 / 8-5)
    • 2007 (5-0 / 12-2)%
    • 2008 (5-0 / 10-4)%

    In their four consecutive victories, the Tigers have passed for an even 1,200 yards and 17 touchdowns - an average of 300 yards and 4.25 TDs a game. MU's high air marks came under quarterback Chase Daniel in 2007-08: 429 yards, 5 TDs in '07 and 302 yards, 5 TDs in '08.

    But CU hasn't exactly stuffed MU's run game either. Consider: The Buffs played their best run defense against the Tigers in 2006, limiting them to 100 rushing yards and no TDs. But in the three succeeding seasons, to go along with their prodigious passing output, the Tigers ran for 169 yards and two TDs ('07), 189 yards and two TDs ('08) and 184 yards and one TD ('09). Four-game average: 160.5 rushing yards, 1.25 TDs.

  • KC Star: Missouri to host Colorado 20 years after infamous fifth-down game
  • Post-Dispatch: MU expects Colorado to be tougher now
  • The Trib (Dave Matter): Tigers Meet the Press
  • Monday Media Day Quotes
  • PowerMizzou: Like father, unlike son: League opener
  • Agent Smith
    The Trib (Dave Matter): Pinkel: Aldon Smith out for CU game
    Post-Dispatch: Mizzou's Aldon Smith out at least another week
    The Missourian: Aldon Smith remains sidelined for Colorado game
  • Hawk Love Lives On
    Denver Post (Blog): Fuming Colorado football fans may have to face giving Dan Hawkins a second chance
    Denver Post (Blog): Hawkins cites fast start, experience
  • PowerMizzou: AUDIO: Pinkel preps for CU
    PowerMizzou: PMTV: Mizzou Media Day

Other Mizzou Football Links

  • Burge
    The Trib: MU's Jimmy Burge cited for drinking while driving
    The Missourian: Missouri football player receives two citations, including drinking while driving
  • KBIA Sports Extra: Non-conference chat: A new year for the Missouri secondary?
  • Mizzou-ATM
    The Trib (Dave Matter): Tigers, Aggies get morning kickoff on FSN

Big 12 Links

First things first: the OSU-Texas Tech game on October 16 will not be televised.  OSU is 5-0 and ranked, and this will be the third 'Pokes game of the season that will not be on TV.  They are entertaining as hell, and the only way they can get on TV is if they play on Thursday or Friday.  Absolutely ridiculous.  You want to know why fans of teams like OSU and Tech were intrigued by the thought of the Pac-16, even if it meant semi-regular trips to play conference "rivals" over 2,000 miles away?  Because they would probably get on television doing so.  I realize the TV contract is being reworked, and better things might be on the horizon, but ... holy crap, is that awful.  That whole coachspeak thing about how "If we win, we'll be on TV, it's as simple as that"?  Tech has won at least eight games every year since 2002, and OSU has averaged eight wins a game year since 2006.  And they're not on television.  Meanwhile, Penn State-Kent State was on ESPN on a Saturday morning a couple of weeks ago.

Mizzou Basketball Links

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    KBIA Sports Extra: Kreklow takes Big 12 Rookie of the Week honors yet again
  • Mizzou Baseball Mizzou in the Majors ... in the Playoffs!!
  • Mizzou Wrestling Johnston, Marable to Compete Overseas