See you January 3rd in Arlington!
Your Missouri tigers will have a chance to play twice on the same day on the same network tomorrow. Mizzou basketball plays UCLA in Columbia at 11:30AM (CT) followed by football at 3:00 (CT) on CBS.
Tiger basketball flew by West Virginia earlier this week and tomorrow will be their first game versus a ranked team this season. No one is exactly sure what to make of the young Mizzou team this year, but a win over a very good UCLA would say a lot for Frank Haith and his players.
Meanwhile, Mizzou football plays in Atlanta versus Auburn for the SEC title tomorrow. A win over Auburn would guarantee the tigers with a BCS bowl game, and possibly a chance at the National Championship game with a Florida State or Ohio State loss.
Tomorrow is the biggest day for Mizzou sports in a while, and the nation will be watching. Let’s win big tomorrow, tigers!
The Missouri Tigers beat Texas A&M Saturday night 28-21. This is Mizzou’s 11th win of the season, and it secures their trip to Atlanta to play Auburn in the SEC championship. Despite their win, Missouri remains at #5 in the BCS polls behind Florida State (1), Ohio State (2), Auburn (3), and Alabama (4). The tigers will have a chance to move up though with a win in Georgia on Saturday.
Mizzou had just two conference wins last year, and now they sit at the top of the conference with a 7-1 record vs. SEC schools. Their only loss came to South Carolina in Double OT. A win Saturday could erase all memories of that game, although it would not guarantee the tigers a BCS national championship game. Regardless, Missouri has a real chance of going to a BCS bowl for the first time in school history.
The first BCS poll was released just minutes ago and the Missouri football team came in at number five. Only Alabama, Florida State, Oregon, and Ohio State are ranked ahead of the tigers. M-I-Z!
The #18 Mizzou Volleyball team beat #2 Florida today and improved to a perfect 23-0. The volleyball team had 4,202 fans in attendance for the game which is the most all season.
Of course Mizzou also beat Florida yesterday in football 36-17. The tigers are now ranked #5 in the nation for football according to the AP poll.
Mizzou (7-0) beat Florida today 36-17 and this awesome moment happened.
The #25 Missouri Tigers upset the #7 Georgia Bulldogs in Athens today with a final score of 41-26. The Bulldogs were without 5 starters including their star running back Todd Gurley, but the win is still an impressive one for Mizzou who now leads the SEC East.
The next two games will probably determine whether or not Missouri will contend for the SEC championship. The tigers will face #14 Florida next Saturday (Oct. 19) and #17 South Carolina the following week (Oct. 26). Both games will be played at Faurot Field.
It will be interesting to see how Mizzou will play against two powerhouse teams. One thing that could keep the tigers from winning is the injury of James Franklin in today’s game. Franklin has a separated shoulder and is expected to be out for a while. This means that Missouri will have to play the backup QB Maty Mauk who has seen little playing time. Mauk is a redshirt freshman from Ohio who was highly-touted by the tigers when he was recruited. Either way, it will be very difficult for the freshman QB to live up to James Franklin who has been a key player for the impressive Missouri offense.
Still, the home field advantage for the tigers is huge, so the next two games should be exciting to watch. Mizzou fans have every right to be uneasy without Franklin, but Gary Pinkel and his coaching staff have a full week to get Mauk up to par for the Florida game.
Kickoff for next weekend’s Florida game is at 11:21AM CT on SEC TV.
Looks like your undefeated No. 25 Tigers are gaining some new fans! #Mizzou
Today the AP Top 25 ballot came out and Mizzou was able to slide into the #25 spot. The 5-0 tigers obliterated Vanderbilt yesterday 51-28. Missouri will play at Georgia next Saturday where the tigers are 11 point underdogs. That game will be on ESPN at 11AM CT. Georgia meanwhile will be without many key starters due to injuries which could give Mizzou the edge that it needs. It will definitely be a game to watch as Missouri will try to go 6-0.