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Weekly Review and Saturday Live Thread, 9-21-13

A wrap up of this week in links and schedule of Saturday's games. Check back closer to 6pm for the Mizzou @ Indiana Live Game Thread.

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This week in Rock M Nation links:


2014 Missouri football recruiting: What's happening in-state? - Rock M Nation

Rivals and ESPN recruiting services rarely agree on much, and it's no different with prospects in the state of Missouri. Here are the top 26 in-state recruits according to these two services.

"Historically, reaching a pristine 3-0 mark has signaled good things to come for Mizzou, as three of the last four seasons in which the Tigers started 3-0 ended in conference divisional titles…" So there you go. Beat Indiana, win the SEC East. It's that easy.


Is "Hoosier" a derogatory term where you come from?



3* WR and 3* Safety, both from Georgia, commit to Mizzou - Rock M Nation

Nate Brown picks Mizzou over Vandy, Indiana and Louisville. Joined by fellow 3* Georgian safety.

Predicting game results is always a challenging task, but once you apply the scientific method the future can become a bit clearer. The numbers here a solid, and the hypothesis formed using them is almost foolproof.


Q&A With Crimson Quarry - Rock M Nation

On the weak side are the offensive line and the d-line. Both are young and inexperienced with not a lot of depth. IU has already lost three starters from the O-line and the D-line is just asking a lot of very young guys to carry pretty heavy workloads.

Josey is back. He showed Mizzou fans everywhere that his hard work to come back from the most devastating knee injury most of us have ever seen has truly paid off, and he showed it with breakaway speed, cuts to both sides of the field, and being able to take hits like any other RB. To go along with that, I think he will be our biggest threat. He will most likely get the most carries, and he has the kind of speed to break a secondary down. If he gets to the second level, it's over.

This is a "See what you want to see" game. If you feel like wringing your hands or predicting a loss, just point to Indiana's explosiveness, the secondary's play-making (and play-preventing) ability, and the fact that this is an important game for Indiana being played at night in front of what should be a pretty full crowd. That's not a tremendously appealing recipe there.

The Crimson Quarry

Noticed some interesting breakdown stats:

College football tempo: A Quick Look at Pace of Play through Week 3 - Football Study Hall

Indiana through 3 games has had 227 plays, averaging 75.7 plays per game and a time of possession of 26:39.3 per game, equaling 21.1 seconds per play, good for 16 in the country.
Missouri through 2 games has had 159 plays, averaging 79.5 plays per game and a time of possession of 30:55.0 per game, equaling 23.3 seconds per play, good for 33 in the country.
The SEC Speed thing? Maybe on the field, but not from the coaches. The SEC is 2nd to last with an average seconds per play of 26.5, just behind the Big 10 at 27.5.

Bill makes his prediction:

Missouri at Indiana 2 Missouri by 1.0 (34.2 - 33.2) 56.8% Indiana


Apple Butter, Pumpkin Butter, Your favorite pie, Pumpkin beer, all these are amazing things that just taste a bit better once the temp starts to fall and there is a bit of a crisp in the air. Let me share a few of my favorite fall type recipes for all of you food loving fools and please share your favorites in the comments.

From the fanposts:

How important is it for Mizzou to get out to a fast-start? Obviously, getting as many non-conference wins as possible will only help your final record, but what does it truly mean for expected record?

Saturday's football schedule:

Game Date: Time: Home Team: Away Team: Link:
9/20/2013 09:00 PM Fresno State Boise State ESPN
9/21/2013 12:00 PM Army Wake Forest CBSSN
9/21/2013 12:00 PM Central Michigan Toledo ESPN3
9/21/2013 12:00 PM Virginia Tech Marshall ESPNU
9/21/2013 12:00 PM Minnesota San Jose State ESPN2
9/21/2013 12:00 PM Massachusetts Vanderbilt ESPNNEWS
9/21/2013 12:00 PM Louisville FIU ESPN3
9/21/2013 12:00 PM Georgia Tech North Carolina ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU
9/21/2013 12:00 PM Ohio State Florida A&M BTN
9/21/2013 12:00 PM Iowa Western Michigan BTN
9/21/2013 12:21 PM Georgia North Texas ESPN3
9/21/2013 12:30 PM Syracuse Tulane ESPN3
9/21/2013 12:30 PM Duke Pittsburgh ESPN3
9/21/2013 01:00 PM Eastern Michigan Ball State ESPN3
9/21/2013 02:00 PM Georgia State Jacksonville State ESPN3
9/21/2013 02:00 PM Ohio Austin Peay ESPN3
9/21/2013 03:00 PM Washington Idaho State Pac-12 Network
9/21/2013 03:00 PM UAB Northwestern State
9/21/2013 03:30 PM Wisconsin Purdue ABC
9/21/2013 03:30 PM Virginia VMI ESPN3
9/21/2013 03:30 PM Bowling Green Murray State ESPN3
9/21/2013 03:30 PM Rutgers Arkansas ESPN
9/21/2013 03:30 PM Maryland West Virginia ESPNU
9/21/2013 03:30 PM USC Utah State ABC/ESPN2
9/21/2013 03:30 PM Northwestern Maine BTN
9/21/2013 03:30 PM Penn State Kent State BTN
9/21/2013 03:30 PM Florida Tennessee CBS
9/21/2013 04:00 PM Miami (OH) Cincinnati ESPN3
9/21/2013 04:30 PM Memphis Arkansas State ESPN3
9/21/2013 06:00 PM Akron Louisiana-Lafayette ESPN3
9/21/2013 06:00 PM Florida State Bethune-Cookman ESPN3
9/21/2013 06:00 PM Old Dominion Citadel
9/21/2013 07:00 PM North Illinois Eastern Illinois ESPN3
9/21/2013 07:00 PM Miami (FL) Savannah State ESPN3
9/21/2013 07:00 PM Alabama Colorado State ESPN2
9/21/2013 07:00 PM Texas A&M SMU ESPNU
9/21/2013 07:00 PM Western Kentucky Morgan State ESPN3
9/21/2013 07:30 PM Mississippi State Troy ESPN3
9/21/2013 07:30 PM San Diego State Oregon State CBSSN
9/21/2013 07:45 PM LSU Auburn ESPN
9/21/2013 08:00 PM Texas Kansas State ABC
9/21/2013 08:00 PM Indiana Missouri BTN
9/21/2013 08:00 PM Connecticut Michigan ABC
9/21/2013 10:05 PM Nevada Hawaii Oceanic
9/21/2013 10:15 PM Air Force Wyoming ESPNU
9/21/2013 10:15 PM Brigham Young Utah ESPN2
9/21/2013 10:30 PM UCLA New Mexico State Pac-12 Network
9/21/2013 10:30 PM Washington State Idaho Pac-12 Network

Important Uniform/Helmet news:

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And for Blackin, today's song about Bounty Hunters from Star Wars:

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