Herb, wait till next week when Missouri plays our University at Buffalo team. The score might be the same as this week. The schedule makers are definitely messed up! The UB boys have heart, but the football program is still in it's maturing process. It'll be fun to watch I guess.
Herby, Herby, Herby . . . You've obviously fallen into the "trap" of bein' impressed with "style points" and "puttin' a spin" on statistics. For example - Southern Cal defeated that JUGGERNAUT from Virginia 52 - 7. Connecticut defeated that same Cavalier team on Saturday night, 45 - 10. Under that kind of reasoning, one would assume that Connecticut would play Southern Cal within 10 points. No disrespect to UConn, but, we all KNOW that USC would "take 'em to the woodshed". It's nice to think that you can eat up a couple of these "cupcakes", then tell the world, "Line 'em up - We're gonna beat 'em ALL !!!" It usually dudn't work that way. I would guess that, if you were offered the opportunity, for Mizzou to play an exceptionally sloppy game against the Sooners, and come out with a 14 - 7 win, you would take it right now - And be HAPPY with it. It's all about matchups every week. Every team does not play to their fullest potential every week. After all, USC lost to lowly Stanford last year, But, NOBODY was ready to deny that USC wasn't one of the top couple of teams at season's end. As far as Auburn goes, they have an outstanding defense and are tryin' to put in the spread offense (College Football's Latest Fad) - I'm not sure that they quite have the personnel to be successful with it yet. They should improve as the year goes on and they get a better handle on it - Barring injuries. South Carolina has the same "rap-" against 'em as they usually have - Tough at the beginning of the year, but, not enough quality depth on the roster to sustain it. For whatever reasons, South Carolina has ALWAYS had trouble gettin' outstanding recruits to come there in very big numbers. As far as we're concerned, the Dawgs are in much the same position as last year. Injuries to our offensive and defensive lines have caused a lot of shufflin' of players, and created a situation with a lack of continuity and experience. A lot of our kids are "learnin' on the job" and we're havin' to count on some of 'em that the coaches hadn't planned on. Without any more catastrophic injury problems, I would look for 'em to "jell together" around mid-season. Whether they're "pretty" or not, I'm just concerned that they keep rackin' up "W's" - The rest will take care of itself.
As much as it hurts, I have to agree with you about Sat. night, Dr. Herb. It was UGLY! I was at a marching band festival Saturday night and had to watch the game on DVR. The replay didn't make it look any better! Bottom line - the coaching staff should have settled on a starting QB before the season started and built the teams rythm and timing around his style. Here we are 4 weeks in and we still aren't sure who the starter is or should be. Bring back the POWER I !
And, I danged sure don't look at Nevada in the same light as South Carolina or Mississippi State either.
I would hope not. Cause if Missouri put a 69-17 whoooopin on South Carolina, it would really make Jawja look bad. It could happen too. I think, if memory serves me correct, we scored 45 against them in a bowl game that we won a couple of years ago. That was without our prolific pass offense. We were still in the "3 yards and a cloud of dust" mode. (similar to the SEC) Might have been Spurriers 1st or 2nd year. Can't remember. Too long ago. But I think we won.
Glad you're so proud of that big win over "mighty" Nevada - I'm sure that'll put y'all over the hump.
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