Posts Tagged ‘missouri’


PHOTOS: Texas Bowl – Missouri vs. Navy

December 31, 2009

By Craig Thomas

“Team Missourian” has arrived at Reliant Stadium for today’s Mizzou vs. Navy game – the 4th Texas Bowl. Below are a few pics to check out.


QB breaks record as Tigers’ bowl foe Navy beats Army, 17-3

December 13, 2009

By Craig Thomas

QB Ricky Dobbs has carried Navy to a berth in the Texas Bowl against Missouri.

Missouri fans got their last chance Saturday to get a preview of the Tigers’ bowl opponent, Navy. In Philadelphia, the Midshipmen (9-4) beat the Army Black Knights 17-3, their eighth straight win in that rivalry.

Navy QB Ricky Dobbs proved his running ability once again, as his one-yard run in the fourth quarter helped put the game out of Army’s reach. That score gave him 29 rushing TDs for the year, the most by a quarterback in NCAA history. It broke the record set by Florida’s Tim Tebow two years ago.

Dobbs had 113 yards rushing on 33 carries.

True to Navy’s typical form, the Midshipmen passed only seven times. One of Dobbs’ three completions went for a third-quarter touchdown. This of course would suggest a markedly different defensive assignment to what the Tigers (8-4) are used to facing.

Navy now has just under three weeks to prepare for Missouri. The Midshipmen and Tigers meet in the Texas Bowl on New Year’s Eve (2:30 p.m.) in Houston.


Two Heisman candidates helped beat Mizzou

December 7, 2009

By Craig Thomas

Ndamukong Suh was involved in two Missouri turnovers. SOURCE: Chris Dunn/Missourian

Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and Texas quarterback Colt McCoy have been invited to New York City for the Heisman Trophy presentation later this month.

Suh and McCoy both created headaches for Missouri this season. Suh had an interception, forced a fumble, and totaled six tackles (including one for loss) in the Huskers’ 27-12 comeback win over Mizzou in October.

McCoy threw 26 completions on 31 attempts for 269 yards and 3 touchdowns against the Tigers. Texas took a 35-7 halftime lead on the way to an easy 41-7 primetime win in Columbia.

Colt McCoy has led Texas to a 13-0 record. SOURCE: ESPN

Meanwhile, Nebraska prepares to play Arizona in the Holiday Bowl, while Texas will play Alabama in the national championship game.

The other Heisman candidates are Stanford running back Toby Gerhart, Alabama running back Mark Ingram and Florida quarterback Tim Tebow.


PREGAME: Mizzou v. Iowa State

November 21, 2009

– Just under 30 minutes until kickoff, it’s a very sparse crowd. The hill is virtually empty, and the student section might be 20% full. Might be.

Р Former linebacker Daniel Schatz is throwing warmup passes to Missouri wide receivers. Schatz, a freshman from Sullivan, Mo., is now listed as a quarterback on the roster but is not on the depth chart.

40 minutes before kickoff, welcome to Senior Day at Faurot Field. There’s no television for today’s game between Missouri and Iowa State, so updates will appear at the top of the blogpost.


Baylor game 1 p.m. – No TV

October 27, 2009


Missouri announced today the Tigers’ Nov. 7 home game against Baylor will be at 1 p.m. You’ll have to get a ticket to see it, since the game will not be televised. It’s the first game of the season to not be televised at all.

Baylor (3-4) lost to Oklahoma State at home last week 34-9.


Breakout game for Maclin?

October 11, 2009

By Craig Thomas

Former Tiger and current Philadelphia Eagle Jeremy Maclin had a big game today against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Maclin, at wide receiver, caught a 51-yard touchdown pass from Donovan McNabb to give the Eagles an early 7-0 lead. Later, McNabb threw Maclin a 40-yard touchdown pass within two minutes of halftime.

Maclin led all Philadelphia receivers with six catches and 142 yards. Philadelphia won 33-14.

The Eagles have several other talented young players to use on offense, including running back LeSean McCoy of Pitt, wide receiver DeSean Jackson of Cal and wide receiver Jason Avant of Michigan.

Read more here.

Jeremy Maclin

Jeremy Maclin



October 8, 2009

By Craig Thomas

Nebraska is a four-point favorite tonight to beat Missouri for the first time since 2006. Seems others are stuck on the number 7. Just for fun, here is a sample of some gameday predictions.

Omaha World-Herald: Nebraska 31-24

ESPN Big 12 blogger Tim Griffin: Nebraska 38-31

Steven M. Sipple (Lincoln columnist): Nebraska 35-28

Mike DeArmond (Kansas City Star): Missouri 31-24

In case you aren’t in Columbia yet, it’s already raining. Be careful on your way to the game.