Mizzou Football Links
Josey and Murphy
The Trib: MU freshman has fast start
PowerMizzou: Texas tailbacks stick together
Examiner.com: Newcomers look to build off early season success
- The Missourian: Hard work big part of receiver's success
PowerMizzou: Powered Up: A lot to learn
I will go into the next three games with eyes wide open looking for some clues. If Missouri manages to show up and stomp out hope for the Aztecs and the Redhawks by halftime, it is a very good sign. It is a sign that maybe this team has the focus that last year's team lacked. If they roll to the 5-and-0 start nearly everyone is predicting with a win over Colorado, Tiger fans can start to dream about North titles and beyond.
If they don't? Maybe it won't mean anything. Maybe one week truly has no impact on the next in college football (see Kansas, see Virginia Tech). But even if Mizzou stands 5-and-0, how they do it may be as important as the fact they did it. These next three teams are decent. They are capable of winning on the right day. But if Missouri plays well, none of them can win.
This week, Pinkel told reporters the message he is stressing to his team is that it's not about who you play. Great teams play well no matter who stands on the other sideline. And he's right. Alabama blasted Penn State. But the week before, the Tide blasted San Jose State. Oklahoma drilled Florida State. But the week before, the Sooners let Utah State hang around to the end. Right now, Alabama is a great team. Oklahoma is a very good team that has a chance to be great. There's a difference.
- Fox Sports MW: Ebner, Moe and More
- Fox Sports MW: James Franklin makes his debut for Missouri
KBIA Sports Extra: VIDEO: Gary Pinkel talks size, speed, and Henry Josey
KBIA Sports Extra: VIDEO: Michael Sam discusses Missouri's defense
KBIA Sports Extra: AUDIO: KBIA Sports Extra Weekly Podcast - Sept. 15
The Trib: CHAT: Dave Matter chat transcript
San Diego State Links
MUtigers.com: PPV Info for San Diego State Announced
To date, the following video providers have agreed to offer the Sept. 18 San Diego State-Missouri pay-per-view telecast. For availability in their specific areas, customers should contact their video provider or check MUTigers.com or FOXSportsMidwest.com for updates.
REGIONAL - PARTICIPATING CABLE PROVIDERS PROVIDER CHANNEL AND ORDERING INFORMATION NOTES Blue Valley Cal (785) 799-3311; channel 431 Kansas Cable One Order on screen or call (417) 624-6340; channel 302 Joplin CenturyLink Order on screen or call (866) 314-4148; channel 901 Various areas Cequel III Order on screen; channel 610 Various areas Charter Order on screen or call (888) 438-242-7837;
SD channel 835; HD channel 836
St. Louis and
Comcast Call (816) 795-1100; channel 261 Kansas City area Fidelity Call (800) 392-8070 or after 5 p.m. call
(888) 463-1924; channel 605
Various areas Mediacom Order on screen or call (800) 874-2924; channel 181 Various areas New Wave Call (888) 863-9928; channel 500 Dexter, Mo St. Joseph NPG Call (816) 279-1234;
SD channel 515; HD channel 601
St. Joseph, Mo Suddenlink Order on screen or call (417) 336-8799 in Branson
or (417) 581-0708 in Nixa; channel 610
and additional areas
Surewest (Everest) Order on screen or call (913) 825-3000; channel 808 Everest, Lenexa, Kan. Time Warner Order on screen or call (816) 222-5000;
SD channel 202; HD channel 399
Kansas City area NATIONAL - PARTICIPATING PROVIDERS PROVIDER CHANNEL AND ORDERING INFORMATION AT&T U-verse Expected to be available nationally. Ordering information TBD. DirecTV Expected to be available nationally. Ordering information TBD. Dish Network Expected to be available nationally. Ordering information TBD.
- PowerMizzou: Five questions with Aztec Insiders
GoAztecs.com: OFFICIAL RELEASE
With its 41-21 victory at New Mexico State last Saturday, San Diego State posted its first 2-0 start since 1994, and its first 2-0 start with at least one of those victories coming on the road since 1986. The Aztecs took a 13-7 lead just prior to intermission and led the entire second half. Freshman running back Ronnie Hillman became the 71st player in school history to record a 100-yard rushing game, carrying 22 times for 150 yards and four touchdowns. He is the first Aztec to score four rushing touchdowns since Nov. 17, 2001, and also set a Mountain West Conference single-game record for a freshman.
The Aztec defense recorded seven three-and-out series and held the Aggies to 169 yards of total offense over the final three quarters of the contest.
San Diego State's special teams enjoyed another big day, with senior punter Brian Stahovich booming four punts of 50 or more yards (50.8 average), including two that pinned New Mexico State inside the 20, a forced turnover by the punt coverage unit, and six of eight kickoffs resulting in touchbacks.
- GoAztecs.com: Press Conference Quotes
- San Diego Union-Tribune: SDSU's schedule a lesson in profits, losses
San Diego State 47, Nicholls State 0
San Diego Union-Tribune: Feasting on pushover like Nicholls St. doesn't do much for prestige
San Diego State 41, New Mexico State 21
San Diego Union-Tribune: Aztecs trounce New Mexico State
San Diego Union-Tribune: Hoke making 'confidence management' a priority
GoAztecs.com: Ronnie Hillman Picks Up Two More Player-of-the-Week Awards
Big 12 Links
KC Star: Jayhawks' ugly stumble might have triggered terrific triumph
UW Dawg Pound: Nebraska at Washington - Exploiting the Peso
Double-T Nation: 2-0 and What Do We Know?
Dallas Morning News: Fan tent city 'Raiderville' growing on Tech's campus days before Texas game
Dallas Morning News: Baron Batch writes tips for 'trash talking'
Mizzou Basketball Links
- MUtigers.com: Coach A Coming To St. Louis Oct. 14
The Trib (Steve Walentik): Open gym observations
The more I watch freshman point guard Phil Pressey play, the more I understand why ESPN analyst and former St. John's and New Mexico Coach Fran Fraschilla was so high on him as a high school player coming out of Dallas. His quickness and leaping ability, particularly for someone no taller than 5-10, are impressive, and he also seems to work hard at creating scoring opportunities for other teammates. He set up Ratliffe for several dunks by dropping the ball off to him on the break and also threw a nice lob over the defense that should have resulted in an easy basket, but Ratliffe missed the layup.
Ratliffe has already been impressed with his young teammate.
"I played against him in AAU when he was a freshman, and I was a junior," Ratliffe said. "I knew he was good back then. We had a young guard too named Kendall Marshall (now a freshman at North Carolina), and they were the best freshman point guards in the country, and they used to battle like every game. Then when I got here, I could just see he's so much more mature, and he's just got so much smarter over the years. Physically, he gets off the floor. He's probably got a 47-inch vertical, and he can do any kind of dunk you want to see for a 5-10 guy. It's just amazing to watch him play and watch how smart he is already, and he's only 18, 19 years old."
Other Mizzou Links
MUtigers.com: Tigers Top Texas Tech in Big 12 Opener
KBIA Sports Extra: Volleyball sweeps Texas Tech in Big 12 opener
Big 12 Sports: Missouri Student-Athlete Spotlight: Dominique Richardson