Only a handful of programs are on par with Missouri the last five seasons. The Tigers have won at least eight games in that span and have notched 10 or more victories in three of the past four seasons. September will be an interesting month of travel for Missouri, which plays at Arizona State on the 9th (a Friday night) and at Oklahoma on the 24th.
I've updated this post after finding video of the play shot from the end zone. Check it out. Block in the back? Certainly looks like it.
Missouri got away with one in its 27-24 victory over San Diego State. Watch the third play in this highlight package and you'll see the Tigers' game-winning 68-yard touchdown pass from Blaine Gabbert to T.J. Moe with 51 seconds remaining. You'll also see Missouri's Jerrell Jackson with a block in the back on San Diego State's Jose Perez near midfield.
The block sends Perez flying into linebacker Miles Burris, who was in pursuit of Moe. With both Aztecs out of the play, Moe has a free run to the end zone.
Unfortunately for the Tigers, one of the featured players on their poster schedule is running back Derrick Washington, left, who was suspended indefinitely last week while under investigation for sexual assault. The early schedule contains peashooters McNeese State, San Diego State and Miami (Ohio), and one can easily make the case for Missouri to be 5-0 entering the Oct. 16 game at Texas A&M. A win in College Station would set a showdown against Oklahoma in Columbia, followed by a road game at Nebraska. Who knows? A break here or there and the Tigers could be on their way to a special season.
As a run-up to the start of the season, the Wiz will display one
poster each day until our supply is exhausted.
Then we turn it over to readers, who will vote on the poster of the
year. In the meantime, send your team's poster schedule to jayzuma (at)
Last year, the site
displayed 69 posters. This is poster No. 60 for 2010. Thanks to Markeish and David!
Thursday night is the 103rd meeting between Nebraska and Missouri, and Cox Cable in Omaha has put together a promotional spot for the telecast featuring former Cornhusker Matt Davison. The one-minute promo relives the receiver's remarkable catch from the 1997 game against the Tigers in Columbia.
Davison's scoring catch forced overtime and Nebraska won in overtime, 45-38. The Cornhuskers went on to share the national title with Michigan. Video of the play is after the jump.
The Tigers are coming off back-to-back double-digit win seasons for the first time in team history. Making it three in a row will be a challenge. Only nine starters return, four on offense and five on defense, including linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, who gets featured play on the poster. Weatherspoon had 155 tackles last season. Missouri opens Sept. 5 against Illinois in the Arch Rivalry Game in St. Louis. Thanks to Andrew and David.