Faced with one of the best secondaries in the nation, Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert had to run the ball against Nebraska more than he has all season.
The Tigers lost for the first time this season.
Mitch Sawyer owns the bright red house next to the railroad tracks. Sawyer doesn't live in the red house — there's not even furniture inside it. The red house is Sawyer's tailgate home.
Missouri 31-17 loss to Nebraska hit the Tigers hard, but they knew that they'd have to move on quickly.
The former Missouri defender will step in for the injured Aaron Smith.
Missouri's senior leaders say that in order to play at the level the team has reached, the Tigers need to forget about the gravity of the situation, the rankings and the attention.
For the past several weeks Will Ebner has dealt with an injury that sounds less painful than he said it feels. The junior linebacker has a dancer’s fracture.
Missouri's victory over Oklahoma made the Tigers' game with Nebraska an unofficial Big 12 North Championship game. Early in conference play, it is a two-team contest in the division, and Saturday's outcome could make or ruin the season for either team.
This time-lapse video shows MU students and fans jamming the area in the hours prior to the start of the show.
After recovering from a broken bone in his right leg, Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith returned with a force Saturday against Oklahoma, making an interception and returning it 58 yards.
Sam Bradford, a former Oklahoma Sooner, donned a Missouri football jersey provided by St. Louis Rams teammate Danario Alexander after practice Wednesday.
The Huskers' cornerback looks to redeem himself after a rough performance against Oklahoma State last weekend.
Eric Martin will miss Saturday's game against Missouri.
Gahn McGaffie had only touched the ball in a game five times this season, but when he returned Oklahoma's opening kickoff for a touchdown, he did something the Tigers hadn’t done for 43 years.
Just seven games into his career at Nebraska, quarterback Taylor Martinez has marked his place in the record books. As a dual-threat quarterback, he captured the Cornhuskers' single game quarterback rushing record with 241 yards on the ground against Kansas State.
The Cornhuskers have been better on the road than at home, as measured by winning percentage, in coach Bo Pelini's three seasons.
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops stood by his decision to punt with less than 2 1/2 minutes remaining and the Sooners down to the Tigers by nine points. He said the polls were on his mind at the time.
Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel said no one is an offensive lineman to be a star, but Saturday, the Tigers' offensive linemen clearly stood out, playing their best game of the season against their strongest test.
Five of the nation's top offenses are in the Big 12.
Fans rushed Faurot Field on Saturday night, uprooted the north end zone goal post and, following tradition, took it to the downtown bar.