Repeat after me: A win is a win is a win is a win is a win is a win
I get the frustration. At one a point Mizzou had a 17 point lead and looked like they could cruise to an easy win like they had in eight of their previous nine games.
But it wasn’t meant to be. The secondary leaked like a sieve and the pass rush was non-existent as the Tigers once again proved to be the favorite opponent of David Blough who threw for FIVE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY TWO YARDS.
That’s... a lot.
Fortunately the offense was settled enough scoring on eight of 12 drives with a couple long missed field goals. Drew Lock threw his first interception of the season with a poorly timed turnover but was smooth down the stretch in leading Mizzou’s offense to the 3 yard line before turning the ball over the special teams and Tucker McCann who was money.
Not every game gets to be a blow out and Mizzou has now won their first close game of the season, and their only close game win against a team not named Arkansas since they squeaked out a win over Vanderbilt two years ago.
- KC Star: Missouri beats Purdue 40-37 on late field goal, remains unbeaten with Georgia on deck
- STL Today: Mizzou Beats Purdue the Hard Way
- Columbia Tribune: Missouri outlasts Purdue despite record performance
- PowerMizzou: Tiger Six-Pack Instant Reaction $$
Cause for concern? Over 500 yards pass defense will sort of throw up a red flag. Missouri has a H-U-G-E test coming up against Georgia next week. The Bulldogs come in as one of the truly elite teams in college football and Missouri has at least one elite unit. The defense will have a hefty test to pass next Saturday.
Injuries are bad:
Emanuel Hall said his groin was tight throughout the week and flared up tonight. On the final drive he told AJ Ofodile he was going back in the game no matter what.— Daniel Jones (@daniel_m_jones) September 16, 2018
A few injury updates: CB DeMarkus Acy, concussion; LT Yasir Durant, ankle; WR Emanuel Hall has had a sore groin/hip since last week. Told coaches he had to play on the final drive.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) September 16, 2018
Both Crockett and Rountree were healthy, but the offense wanted Badie on the field for the final drive because he can catch the ball. That's quite a statement about the freshman.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) September 16, 2018
Yesterday at Rock M
Took Gary Pinkel until year 4 to drop a game to Troy so in that way Scott Frost is ahead of schedule https://t.co/iWg8meuRhD— Pete Scantlebury (@PeteScantlebury) September 15, 2018
End zone cam on that last Jalen Knox TD pic.twitter.com/lOpfDTSVnb— ROCK M NATION (@RockMNation) September 16, 2018
These receivers and this quarterback deserve each other— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) September 16, 2018
Larry Rountree breaks out for a 52-yard run. He is definitely looking like he should be #Mizzou's top-option at RB moving forward.— Ryan Herrera (@RealRyanHerrera) September 16, 2018
For everybody asking, I’m all good and well by the grace of god, just happy the team got the win and proud of my brothers for holding it down for me while I was out. But I need a favor from tiger nation, let’s pack out Faurot Field next Saturday and get it live at the Zou!! #MIZ— D.Acy™ (@DeMarkusAcy2) September 16, 2018