COLUMBIA — Cornerback Carl Gettis had a front-and-center view of the horror show, and he would have rather smashed his knuckles against his eyelids. He couldn't believe what was happening. Missouri's victory over No. 20 Illinois was seemingly sealed, wrapped under the cocoon of a 31-13 halftime lead that ballooned to 45-20 late in the third quarter. The Illini's threat, it appeared, would wash into the nearby Mississippi River with the strength of a pond's ripple.
Tigers defense reviews rough spots
To read the full article, please sign up or login.
Get full access to the Columbia Missourian on your computer, phone, and tablet for just $5.95 per month.
* All the high-quality, in-depth journalism of the Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine, updated 24/7
* Your news. Your device. Your time.
If you'd like to read more about the value of being a member, read this column from the Missourian's executive editor, Tom Warhover.