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There are 34 undefeated teams in college football. Mizzou is one of them!

Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

Survive and advance, the truest motto of champions

In case you don’t vividly remember, the Mizzou Tigers beat the Purdue Boilermakers in a football game on the evening of Saturday, September 15, 2018.

In case you didn’t watch the game — or read anything about it afterward — maybe you should stop there. Mizzou is 3-0! These are good times! Don’t go further! Because at this point, we’re going to dig into the game a little bit. You’ve been warned.

There were too many tweets of this variety to add in this post, but Mizzou Twitter sounded a lot like this following the white-knuckle victory in West Lafayette this past weekend.

Pete — and everyone else who shares this sentiment — is right. Yes, Mizzou allowed almost 600 yards passing to a backup QB. Yes, the pass rush and secondary seem nonexistent. Yes, Emanuel Hall, DeMarkus Acy and Yasir Durant were all hurt and out for the entirety of the game (in most cases). But, hey! 3-0 is 3-0, and it’s always better to play horribly and win than play great and lose. And now, Mizzou gets a chance to clean up its act and go to 4-0 against one of the best teams in the country.

Report Cards are in!

Other football stuff

I watched every bit of the Mizzou-Purdue game last night. Purdue is not a good team. And David Blough, their backup quarterback, threw for almost 600 yards against the Tigers (39/55, 572 yards, 3-TD)... If we don’t drop 50 next Saturday, we ain’t tryin...

He’s probably not wrong. Mizzou is going to need a massive step up to (a) outscore (b) hold off a talented Georgia squad.

More Links:

  • ESPN’s “Best of Week (blank)” feature has a lot of interesting entries. My biggest takeaway? Enough with the various turnover props. Just let Miami be unique. It’s OK.
  • CBS Sports’ Winners and Losers of Week 3 features an entire conference as a loser. And Mizzou played a role!
  • The latest bowl projections for Missouri are in!

ESPN, SB Nation: TaxSlayer Gator Bowl vs. Wisconsin/Michigan State/Indiana

CBS Sports: Liberty Bowl vs. Kansas State

Saturday Down South: Outback Bowl vs. Wisconsin

247 Sports: Texas Bowl vs. Oklahoma State