Through five weeks, the Missouri defense had heard about how much it needed to step up its play after struggling through the non-conference portion of the schedule. This time, the defense was ready for the challenge.
Nebraska diehards have not forgotten the last time Missouri won in Lincoln 30 years ago.
As the 2008 Tigers attempt to break a 14-game drought at Nebraska on Saturday night, memories of 1978 resonate for those who lived through one of Missouri's greatest victories.
The Cornhuskers' defense is working hard to keep last season's struggles in the past.
Nebraska's fans are likely to give Missouri's offense a tougher time than Nebraska's defense will.
A spirit rally Thursday night gave MU football fans the chance to show their support as the Tigers prepare for their conference opener against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Lincoln, where Missouri hasn't won in 30 years.
Nearly three weeks after re-injuring his foot against Nevada, Missouri safety William Moore says he is "about 85 percent." He is his likely return to action for the Tigers' Big 12 Conference opener on Saturday in Lincoln.
How much the Missouri football team has matured since it lost in 2006 at Nebraska has yet to be seen. The Tigers' trip to Lincoln will be the first time this season that they have played a true road game away from their home state.
COLUMBIA — Nebraska coach Bo Pelini doesn't celebrate his successes.
By Monday afternoon, Missouri defensive personnel were well aware of Nebraska tailback Marlon Lucky's comment. Players approached it in different ways as they continued preparations for Missouri's Big 12 Conference opener Saturday night at Nebraska.
Nebraska coach Bo Pelini says his team's defense is making too many "bonehead" mistakes.
After the unveiling of football rankings Sunday, the Big 12 Conference had half of its teams in the Top 25, and four in the Top 10. But as conference play begins, coaches say the rankings aren't on their minds.
Despite a bye week, Missouri jumped to No. 3 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and No. 4 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll.
Tigers right tackle Colin Brown didn't take football seriously in high school, but has shown serious dedication in developing his raw talent and body size into what Chase Daniel now calls "the cornerstone of the offensive line."
Should University of Washington officials fire Tyrone Willingham, those close to the program say Pinkel and MU offensive coordinator Dave Christensen, both with Washington ties and rising national profiles, could become attractive options.
Looking back at where he's been, what he's seen, and what he's done, for Zach Milligan, who spent 11 months as a soldier in Iraq, working toward a Big 12 Conference championship suddenly doesn't seem like such an imperative mission.
MU football coach Gary Pinkel and MU quarterback Chase Daniel appeared on separate ESPN programs Tuesday, and tackled topics including Texas and Nebraska and motorcycling.
Should the Tigers win at Nebraska on Oct. 4, the Tigers will have passed another landmark on their journey toward national supremacy.
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops remembers exactly what it felt like to lose at home to TCU in 2005. By the end of this week, his players won't have any trouble with remembering that either.
The Missouri football team fell one spot in the AP poll this week, but kept its No. 5 ranking in the USA Today Coaches poll.