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In basically 3 games, Missouri's Charles Harris has topped last year's sack total

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Here are today's Mizzou Links.

The Tigers tried the four-defensive end look last week against South Carolina but not as extensively.

"Whenever you have a bunch of talent on the D-line, you have to find a way to get everybody out there," Harris said.

Harris, who had a team-high nine tackles, now has eight sacks for the season, topping last season’s total of seven.

-- The Trib: Missouri's alignment featuring four defensive ends wreaks havoc

That last line threw me off for a moment. Charles Harris has had a frustrating season overall, but in just three games (Georgia, South Carolina, Vanderbilt), he logged 7.5 sacks, and that has allowed him to surpass his sack total from last year.

His all-around TFL numbers are still down, mind you -- after posting 18.5 TFLs last year, he's at 11.5, which is a pace for about 14 for the season. But his sack totals are up, and he'll surpass last year's tackles total, too. That's both impressive ... and frustrating. It's a reminder of how awesome he can be and a reminder of what could have been had Missouri's defensive front not spent much of the first two months of the season struggling. Scheme change, acceptance of scheme change ... whatever the issue, the Missouri defensive line still has loads of potential but just couldn't find the plot for much of the 2016 campaign.

Mizzou Tigers pennant Winning: better than losing

MUtigers.com: @MizzouFootball Tops Vanderbilt, 26-17
The Trib: 'Happiness everywhere' after Tigers beat Vandy to snap five-game skid
KC Star: Mizzou beats Vanderbilt 26-17 for first SEC win of season
PowerMizzou: Grading the Tigers
The Missourian: Missouri snaps five-game losing streak with win over Vanderbilt
The Missourian: In trying season, beating Vanderbilt gives Missouri a feel-good moment

J'Mon's re-breakthrough

Post-Dispatch: Mizzou notes: Moore comes up clutch for Mizzou
The Missourian: J'Mon Moore dominates, channels emotions in Missouri's first SEC win

Ben Tesson, savior

The Trib: Kicking woes continue to plague MU football team
KC Star: MU football Notebook: Missouri’s kicking woes continue
The Missourian: Missouri kicker Tucker McCann picked up by teammates in win over Vanderbilt

Ugggggh, this is a tough read

KC Star: Missouri’s Kevin Pendleton emerges as anchor despite adversity back home

ICYMI:

PowerMizzou: Turner in-depth on his commitment

Post-Dispatch: Louisiana pass rusher gives Mizzou pledge
KC Star: Mizzou lands commitment from Louisiana defensive end
B&G Illustrated: Louisiana DE Chris Turner Commits to Mizzou

Dirt dirt cheap cheap

MUtigers.com: @MizzouFootball’s Offers ‘Battle Line Bargain’ Special for Arkansas Game

Mizzou Tigers pennant :(

MUtigers.com: @MizzouSoccer Ends Suffers 1-0 Double Overtime Loss to Kansas in NCAA Tournament

The Trib: MU soccer team falls 1-0 to Border Rival Kansas in NCAA Tournament

KC Star: KU beats MU 1-0 in sudden death in NCAA women’s soccer tourney

Mizzou Tigers pennant Rapid fire:

Boo

MUtigers.com: #21 @MizzouVB Falls 3-1 at South Carolina

Your new SEC volleyball standings:

1. Florida (14-1, 24-2)
2. Kentucky (13-2, 20-6)
3. Missouri (12-2, 21-6)
4. Texas A&M (12-2, 18-7)
5-14: Everybody else, way behind

Losing to South Carolina (6-8, 18-8) isn't the end of the world because Sunday's upcoming match against Florida was going to decide Missouri's title chances anyway, but it and Texas A&M's rise have complicated things. Missouri is 2-0 against Kentucky and 0-1 against A&M. If the Tigers beat Auburn on Friday and Florida on Sunday, their title chances are still strong, but another loss, and they could suddenly be locked into fourth.

Nice start

MUtigers.com: @MizzouWrestling Dominates Old Dominion, 36-3 in Season Opener

CHAMPS

MUtigers.com: Mizzou Women's Cross Country Wins NCAA Midwest Regional, Schweizer Captures Individual Title

Mizzou Tigers pennant Your weekend CFB recap:

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