Yep another Corn Flakes this week for you faithful followers of the Corn.
Judging by the comments many of you have headed over there to talk with the Jaundice Cowboy faithful.
Missouri has arrived. The Tigers' 36-27 win against an Oklahoma team that ranked No. 1 in the BCS standings is further proof of Mizzou's lofty stature. This team is the total package, featuring a deadly offense led by Heisman-contending QB Blaine Gabbert along with the most underrated defense in the nation. A win Saturday at Nebraska will be another huge step for Missouri toward the Big 12 North title, as it marches toward perhaps even greater heights. Is Gary Pinkel the national coach of the year?
Didn't they arrive a few years ago? Remember that Chase guy? Chance at a B12 Title? OU wrecked it? Ring a bell? Can you arrive more than once, or did they leave and arrive again?
Best coordinator chess match: Nebraska offensive coordinator Shawn Watson vs. Missouri defensive coordinator Dave Steckel. Nebraska is coming off an impressive 51-point outing at Oklahoma State. But the Cowboys' are sieve-like on defense, and it's the preceding game -- the one the Huskers lost to Texas -- that has to worry Watson. Missouri's defense is much closer to Texas' than to Oklahoma State's. Steckel, who doubles as Mizzou's linebacker coach, has gotten high-level play from a unit that lacks star power. Mizzou's linebackers, headed by Andrew Gachkar, have to stand up to the Huskers' option-based attack. Huskers QB Taylor Martinez is coming off a passing performance that saw him throw five TD passes, so will Watson be willing to air it out early?
Ohhhhh the intrigue of it all.
Niles Paul had a little help from Oklahoma State on his 100-yard kickoff return Saturday during the first quarter of Nebraska’s 51-41 win. Help, actually, from OSU’s video board mounted high atop the east end zone. As Paul raced past midfield, a group of Cowboys closed. But Paul found an extra burst to pull away — almost like he had eyes in the back of his head. "I did have eyes behind me," Paul said, "because I was looking at the screen."
He was looking at the screen, as he's running it back? I'm not sure how to feel about that.
4. The Oklahoma State Pass Defense No matter how potent RB Kendall Hunter and the rest of the offense is this year, it’ll have a hard time overcoming that leaky Cowboy secondary. Oklahoma State has now yielded 18 touchdowns through the air after run-first Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez burned them five times. That’s the same Martinez who’d thrown just three scoring strikes all year.
Remember people, it's because they are bad, not cause you are good.
14. Nebraska 6-1
Seems about right.
The Big 12 Conference announced on Monday that Nebraska's Nov. 6 game at Iowa State in Ames will be televised regionally on ABC with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. CT.
The reverse mirror had better work for this one. You here me ABC/ESPN? No one wants to watch anything from the Big East or ACC.
@ #6 we have Nebraska. Well yay.