Showing posts with label Mizzou Football. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mizzou Football. Show all posts

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Mizzou Takes Border War from KU One Final Time

In the final Border War between the MU and KU football squads, it was no surprise that Mizzou was victorious over KU once again on a chilly Saturday afternoon on November 26th, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Missouri Tigers effortlessly trampled the Kansas Jayhawks in a 24-10 victory to forever seal the vault on the Border War with a total victory record of 56-55-9 over KU since the Border War games started on October 31st, 1891. The MU / KU Border War was the longest living rival in football history, and it ended abruptly with the Mizzou victory on Saturday.

The reason that the Border War will cease to exist in the future is due to the recent announcement by Mizzou that it would be leaving the Big 12 for the SEC effective July 1st, 2012. KU fans were extremely upset with the decision by MU to leave the Big 12, and the city of Kansas City will certainly lose revenue with the loss of the annual game that would usually fill Arrowhead Stadium to capacity. In 2011, attendance was only 47,000 due to an absolutely pathetic KU football team, who only won a couple of games during the season and were expected to lose in embarrassing fashion to the dominating MU football team. MU fans showed up in droves and filled in their side of the stadium as usual, but KU fans pouted and decided to stay home instead of attend the game and be ruthlessly taunted by MU fans.

In 2012, Mizzou will move up to a better league in the SEC, and face more suitable rivals as KU was unable to provide much competition, losing the Border War series overall in the span of over 100 years. One reason that the MU / KU rivalry was so intense is that most KU fans live in the city of Overland Park, Kansas which directly "borders" the city of Kansas City, Missouri. Many bars would fill up along the border of the state line that divides Kansas and Missouri, where MU fans and KU fans would talk smack and taunt each other during the border war games, which almost always ended in an MU victory. This final Border War game was a great game overall, and ended a century-long rivalry between the Missouri Tigers and the perpetually over matched KU Jayhawks.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Iowa Beats Mizzou in Insight Bowl

What a turd of a game. I wish I had just gone to sleep instead of watch this one. At least I didn't travel half way across the country to see this piece of shit in person. Last night the Missouri Tigers lost to the Iowa Hawkeyes 27-24. If these two teams play 10 times, there is no way Iowa wins twice. Missouri blew this game, simple as that. This is the second year in a row the Tigers have laid an egg in a bowl game, losing last year's Texas Bowl to Navy.

Blaine Gabbert looked great for most of the game, and certainly put up steller numbers - 41 completions in 57 attempts, 400 plus passing yards with a TD throwing and one rushing, and most importantly to the outcome of the game, 2 uncharecteristic Interceptions, one of which was ran back for the winning Touchdown. Gabbert will likely declare himself for the 2011 NFL Draft (if there is one) because scouts are high on him making this probably his last game in a Missouri Jersey.

Luckily, no one really cares about Bowl Games and they are completely meaningless in the grand scheme of things. There is only one Bowl that means anything, the National Championship. Did any of you even remember what Bowl game Missouri played in last year? Didn't think so.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

ESPN in Columbia for Big Matchup with Sooners

The Missouri Tigers will play their toughest, and most important game of the year tonight in Columbia when they host the Oklahoma Sooners at Faurot Field. Though Missouri could still win the Big 12 North with a loss in this one, to be viewed as an elite team, they must beat the Sooners. Oklahoma has beaten Missouri the last 7 times they have met. Particularly painful was 2007. That year, Mizzou lost only 2 games, both to Oklahoma - the first loss took Missouri out of the National Championship picture (MU was ranked #1 at the time). There is no doubt the Tigers have motivation for this one.

ESPN Game Day has made the trip to Columbia as well. This marks the first trip to Columbia for the Game Day crew (They have been to the site of several Missouri Games, but not in Columbia). This only raises the hype and importance of this game for the Tigers. Lots of national attention can be a great thing if you can pull off a victory, it would be excellent for national reputation.

Blaine Gabbert looked as good as ever last week in College Station, but the Tigers are going to need a running game if they are to hang with the Sooners. You can't expect your defence to win this one for you. Vegas has the Sooners as a 3 point favorite. Missouri CAN win this game, but I think they don't - mostly based on past experience as a Tiger Fan. Until they show me they can beat the Sooners, I am not a believer. Oklahoma 30, Missouri 19

Friday, October 15, 2010

Mizzou Faces Test Saturday in College Station

The Missouri Tigers head to College Station, TX on Saturday to take on the Texas A&M Aggies in an 11AM kickoff Saturday Morning. The Tigers are an undefeated 5-0 and 1-0 in the Conference having shutout Colorado at home last week. The A&M Aggies have lost two straight and are sure to be good and pissed for this one especially after the tough loss at home last week to 12th ranked Arkansas. Texas A&M leads the all time series with Missouri 7-3.

It's a big game for the Tigers and their Quarterback Blaine Gabbert. If the Tigers are to challenge for the Big 12 North, they need to be without a loss when they head into Lincoln for a showdown with division favorite Nebraska on October 30th. Gabbert is nursing a painful hip pointer injury sustained in last Saturday nights game. If he is not 100% it could hurt Missouri's chances at stealing an ever elusive conference road win.

The Aggies are a 3.5 point favorite. It may come down to how well the Missouri defence plays - if they can stop A&M like they did Colorado, they stand a good chance. I think Missouri wins this one in a close game - let's go with 27-24.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Missouri Tigers Host Colorado Buffaloes Tonight In Columbia

It's been 20 years since the infamous 5th down game almost to the day. Missouri is hosting Colorado this evening just like it did in 1990 in what is likely the last game between the two teams for a long, long, time with Colorado leaving for the PAC 10 next year. In Twenty years, lots of things have changed. In the late 80's, early 90's, Missouri could not buy a win against the Buffaloes - 1990's Fifth Down Game was the rare exception of a competitive match. Of course, even in that game Missouri was aided by the infamous Omniturf playing surface it used at Faurot Field at the time. Those were some dark days for my beloved Tigers - one coach after another (Widenhofer, Stull, Smith)- poor facilities - bad luck. Yes, sometimes it's hard to be a Tiger fan (not to mention a Royals Fan).

In recent years, the tables have turned. Mizzou's football program is no longer a laughing stock, and Coach Gary Pinkel seems to have Colorado's number. In their last four meetings, Missouri has beat Colorado by a combined score of 177-40 - that's an average margin of victory of 34 points. No team has been dominated by the Tigers like Colorado has. Missouri not only has recent history on it's side, but also has the more talented team and home field advantage. All of this points to another Tiger blowout - even Vegas agrees - the point spread is around 11. College Football pundits around the country don't give Colorado a chance in this one.

All this being said, Mizzou is Mizzou, all the crushing defeats and last second losses are burned into the psyche of the Tigers fan. Football games aren't played on paper - the Tigers need to take care of business on the field. After all, it is the "Show Me" State.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Mizzou Rolls Over McNeese State, Washington Arrested Again

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Take note Jayhawks, The Missouri Football knows how to handle a cupcake on it's schedule. Saturday evening in Columbia, the Tigers took apart the visiting Cowboys from McNeese State. The Tigers controlled this game from the opening kickoff - beating their Div 1-AA foe by a score of 50-6. The six points for McNeese were scored in the 4th Quarter when Head Coach Gary Pinkel had finally called off the dogs - I think the water boy and team managers were playing by this time.

Missouri also found a new running back to work into the rotation. True Freshman, Henry Josey had a break out game filling in for the injured Kendial Lawrence. On his first touch, he ran for 34 yards down the sideline. Josey ended the day with 112 yards on only 7 carries with 3 TDs. The Tigers now have three viable options at Running Back in Josey, Lawrence, and De'Vion Moore. Mizzou Quarterback Blaine Gabbert also had a field day completing his first 15 passes on his way to a 26 of 31 day for 220 yards and a TD. His completion percentage set a single game Tiger record. Former quarterback, T. J. Moe solidified himself as the team's leading receiver with another double digit reception game.

Meanwhile, former Missouri Team Captain, Derrick Washington was arrested again Sunday morning. He was taken into custody at his residence on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic assault. He posted $1000 bail and was released. It seems Coach Pinkel was absolutely correct in cutting this guy loose as soon as possible. It's a damn shame.


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