1. This may explain the lack of some reviews early in the game.
Specifically, the possible fumble/backward pass on the first Purdue play of the game that was at least close enough to merit SOME attention:
Hadn’t heard this until now but officials during the Purdue game told Odom the replay equipment had malfunctioned and wasn’t working. They got it fixed in time to overturn Purdue’s go-ahead touchdown pass in the final minutes— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) September 20, 2018
But in an alternate universe, the replay system doesn’t get fixed, Jared Sparks’ touchdown stands and Missouri (possibly) loses the game. Although, in ANOTHER universe, Missouri punches the ball into the endzone on the final drive and wins. BUT THEN in another universe...
On a related note, are people still saying Sparks caught that pass? The ball clearly moved when it hit the ground and Sparks didn’t have full control of it.
2. Visitor list taking shape for Saturday.
A few recruits announced their impending visits to Missouri for the Georgia game on Saturday.
Back to the Zou this weekend. #Showme pic.twitter.com/plft0WXTnC— Isaiah McGuire (@IsaiahMac_93) September 20, 2018
Isaiah McGuire is a 3-star 2019 defensive end from Tulsa, according to Rivals.com. Missouri is his only FBS offer, so this one may be a commitment possibility this weekend. At 6-foot-5, 260-pounds, he certainly has the size for the line.
Missouri vs. Georgia Saturday pic.twitter.com/pA2D7FiBUO— Maliq Carr (@CarrMaliq) September 20, 2018
Maliq Carr is a 3-star 2020 receiver from Oak Park, Mich., who already has 12 verbal offers, including Missouri, Boston College, Iowa, Iowa State and Kentucky. As you can see in the picture, A.J. Ofodile and his Michigan connection seems to be doing some work here.
3. Battle of the Hype Videos
Both Missouri and Georgia dropped their weekly hype videos on Thursday. Let’s see how they stack up.
In the #ShowMe State, Gold is not just a color.— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) September 20, 2018
It brings back tales of the past.
And the hopes of our future.
See you Saturday, #Mizzou fans #MIZ #ShowMe pic.twitter.com/t99wVcGBym
And here’s Georgia:
Week 4 Trailer | Put your foot on the pedal.#ATD #GeorgiaFootball pic.twitter.com/4SvDzx4pS6— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) September 20, 2018
Both are slow-burns — Missouri has been exclusively a slow-burn this year — but I think I’d give the edge to Georgia for the compactness of the video. In and out in 45 seconds works better for a slow burn.
Yesterday at Rock M
- Previewing Georgia in a Q&A with my ol’ pal Connor Riley of DawgNation
- Mizzou’s offense goes fast, but not as fast as it used to — OR DOES IT?
- Guess, who? Looking at what the Tigers are getting in Christian Guess
- Considering Drew Lock led all players in TD passes last year, I feel like he also has the most TD passes over his last 16 games, too, right?
Over his last 10 games, no FBS QB has thrown more TDs than @MizzouFootball's Drew Lock (38 TD). https://t.co/Ci2X78HgS9 pic.twitter.com/VHfUm21LLZ— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) September 20, 2018
- After what he did in the Super Bowl against Denver, Kony Ealy not being able to catch on with a team is one of the more puzzling developments of recent Missouri players in the pros. Good to see him getting more looks:
Chargers reported tryouts: DT Xavier Cooper; DEs Kony Ealy, Anthony Lanier; LB Ufoma Kamalu.— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) September 20, 2018
- After some #PublicBeef a few weeks ago, DawgNation writer Chip Towers makes nice with Missouri fans (and me!).