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Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

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.

NCAA Football: Missouri at Purdue Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

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:


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