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Mizzou Links, 11-25-11

Hopefully there's a similar scene around 5:30 tomorrow evening. (Photo via Bill Carter.)
Hopefully there's a similar scene around 5:30 tomorrow evening. (Photo via Bill Carter.)

Greetings from OKC...

Mizzou Football Links

  • Border War Border War Border War
    The Trib (Dave Matter): Dust in the wind
    Wall Street Journal: Border War: Missouri, Kansas Have One Last Score to Settle

    But none of the affected rivalries are as historic or historically fierce as the Border War. (It was rebranded in 2004 as the Border Showdown, but those old enough to recall the 1960 game still refer to it by its old name.) The enmity dates to events that precede the Civil War. The series began when the wounds of war were still fresh.

    "I have a friend who can trace his lineage back to a family member in the early 1860s who died at the hands of Jayhawkers," said Bill Connelly, manager of Rock M Nation, a Missouri blog. "If you grew up on the Western side of the state, especially if you're around Kansas people, you probably disagree on history as much as anything else. It's something that no other rivalry can claim."

    Rock Chalk Talk: My Final Thoughts on the Kansas-Missouri Rivalry
    Post-Dispatch: Realignment dooms some great rivalries
    The Missourian: PHOTO GALLERY: The Missouri-Kansas rivalry through the years
  • Oof
    KC Star: Border War ticket sales lagging
  • Last Week's Ending Was Pretty Awesome Blog: A Look Back at Memorable Tiger Goal Line Stands

    1997 at Oklahoma State - One of the classic games in the last half-century of Tiger football, as the Tigers went to Stillwater and upset the 12th-ranked Cowboys in double overtime by a 51-50 score.  It was a game of huge momentum swings, as the Tigers gave up the first score of the game but then scored 30 straight points to hold a commanding 30-7 lead after a 23-yard touchdown run by Corby Jones to open the 3rd quarter.  But the Cowboys wouldn't go away, and they put up 30 straight points of their own to take a 37-30 lead with about two minutes to play.  Jones answered though, and hit Ricky Ross on a 38-yard TD pass with around :30 seconds left to send it into overtime.  After the teams traded TDs in the first overtime period, Mizzou got the ball first in the second OT session, and took a 51-44 lead on a 15-yard run by Corby Jones, followed by Scott Knickman's PAT.  The Cowboys answered with a 6-yard TD run to pull to withing 51-50, and here's where the goal-line stand came into play: OSU chose to go for two points and the win.  The Cowboys lined up for two in a swinging gate formation, but as OSU's Tony Lindsey dropped to pass, he was flushed out of the pocket by Tiger DE Marquis Gibson.  Fellow linemen Donnell Jones and Brian Cracraft were able to hem Lindsey in and tackle him short of the goal line as he tried to run it in for the game-winning score.  Instead, the Tiger defense had made a game-winning stop to improve to 5-3 on the year and win on the road against a ranked opponent - a feat which wouldn't be accomplished by a Tiger team until 2011...

    We Are Mizzou: Defensive Play of the Week
  • QB No. 1
    The Missourian: James Franklin growing into role as leader of Missouri football team
  • Pinkel
    KC Star: Battle-scarred Pinkel leads Missouri into brave new world
  • Bowls
    The Missourian: What happens to the leftover bowl-eligible Big 12 team?

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