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Mizzou Football Links for Friday, December 29

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It’s Game Day!!

Seems like we’ve been waiting forever for this. 35 days, to be exact. But it’s here, Tiger fans. THE BIG GAME. The Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. TONIGHT.

Let’s get started.

On the Cotton Bowl Eve, both Coach Drink and Coach Day met with the media. Eli couldn’t help but keep his eyes on the giant prize, per the Post-Dispatch’s David Carson:

Drink had quite the praise for the Buckeyes:

And some words about Ohio State’s little-used QB, whom they likely don’t have much film on, and about whether we’ll see Marvin Harrison Jr.

On the impact of Baker and Moore on staff, and how no longer being the OC was great for the team:

Let’s see if Mevis will need to get this far out to kick a field goal Friday. That place looks massive:

I cannot wait to see these beautiful helmets on the field. Check out the uni video here.

I also can’t wait to see the mostly black & gold-clad Mizzou crowd on hand! Per DRF’s convo with Ben Arnet, she’s expecting a 60-40 split. Per the Columbus Dispatch,

Who’s headed the largest tailgate ever?

Hear from Chase Daniel, noted Cotton Bowl victor.

A few more pics

Before you go, do have a listen to the new Eye on the Tigers pod with Hochman & Eli Hoff, who are on location in Arlington, and watch the Cotton Bowl preview on ABC 17.

On to the Links!

Helluva year, Mizzou Athletics. HELL.OF.A.YEAR.

Yesterday at Rock M

More Links:


The Buckeyes are breaking in new QB Devin Brown. Ryan Day is excited about him, Ohio State still has plenty of weapons and it should be good enough on defense to slow what has been a very explosive Tigers attack. Jim Knowles’ defense should hold up well enough against Mizzou star RB Cody Schrader (124 rushing yards per game) to avoid getting shredded. Ohio State is tied for No. 2 in the nation in fewest runs of 30-yards plus with just one. Prediction: Ohio State 27, Missouri 24 (Ohio State -1)

“When you get to the top, the wind is twice as strong,” Drinkwitz said, “and for him (Ryan Day) to be able to sustain excellence, while people just assume that that happens, it’s incredibly hard to do. So, they’re a blue blood for a reason.”

  • Go TEAM!

More Cotton Bowl Media coverage

On the December calendar for all sports:

On the usage (or in this case, non-usage) of helmet technology, which has been approved for bowl season. I am interested in seeing how it works in the future:

Other Mizzou Sports

  • Scenes from the season (click on the thread for more pics):

Mizzou in the Pros

  • Kobeeeeee (Clips, 18-12)

12/26 v. CLT (W 113-104 ): 17 min | 2pts on 1-4 FG (0-2 3PT) | 2 AST | 2 STL | -5

UP NEXT: Fri, 12/29 v. MEM 9:30pm on NBA TV | Mon, 1/1 v. MIA 10:30pm | Wed, 1/3 v. PHX 9pm

  • MPJ (Nuggies, 23-10)

12/28 v. MEM (W 142-105): 23 min | 8pts on 3-6 FG (2-3 3PT) | 4 REB | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 3 PF | +28

12/25 v. GSW (W 120-114): 40 min | 19pts on 8-17 FG (3-10 3PT) | 10 REB | 1 AST | 4 BLK | 0 TO | 1 PF | +23

UP NEXT: Fri 12/29 v. OKC 9pm | Mon, 1/1 v. CLT 9pm | Thur 1/4 v. GSW 10pm on TNT

  • JC (Jazz, 13-19)

12/28 v. PELS (L 112-105): 24 min | 10pts on 3-11 FG (1-5 3PT) | 2 REB | 6 AST | | 6 TO | 0 PF | -8

12/26 v. Spurs (W 130-118): 27 min | 24pts on 7-17 FG (2-8 3PT, 8-8 FT) | 6 REB | 8 AST | 3 TO | 6 PF | +16

UP NEXT: Sat, 12/30 v. MIA 5pm | Mon, 1/1 v. MAVS 9pm | Wed, 1/3 v. DET 9pm

  • D’Moi (2-way South Bay/Lakers) - currently back with South Bay

12/28 v. Spurs (L 118-117): 25min | 13pts on 4-9 FG (1-3 3PT) | 2 REB | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 3 PF | +8

UP NEXT: Sat 12/30 v. LEG 7:30pm

  • Jontay (2-way Raptors 905/Toronto)

12/28 v. CC (L 143-109): DNP

12/27 v. LI KNICKS (W 140-105): 24min | 4pts on 2-7 FG (0-2 3PT) | 12 REB | 7 AST | 1 STL | 0 TO | 1 PF | +21

UP NEXT: 12/30 v. Herd 1pm

  • Zay (Wisconsin Herd, Bucks G-League)

12/27 v. Nets (W 114-82): DNP, not with team

UP NEXT: Sat 12/30 v. LEG 7:30pm

  • Tilly (Greensboro Swarm, Hornets G-League)

12/27 v. SKY (W 113-101): 31min | 12pts on 5-7 FG | 10 REB | 3 AST | 3 BLK | 1 TO | 2 PF | +10

UP NEXT: 12/30 v. Herd 1pm

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