Missouri Tigers News and Notes: ESPN2 To Air Oklahoma State Contest

Ryan FallerAnalyst IOctober 5, 2009

With their showdown with Nebraska just four days away, the Missouri Tigers rounded out their bye week with a two-hour practice on Sunday, a day usually reserved for reviewing game film and rest.

Beforehand, head coach Gary Pinkel met with the media to discuss a number of topics: 

  • Running back De'Vion Moore and linebacker Luke Lambert, who have both been suffering from tender ankles the past few games, are expected to play Thursday night.
  • Andrew Jones has regained his spot as the No. 1 tight end. He was listed as the backup to Beau Brinkley for the game at Nevada, though both players saw playing time against the Wolfpack.
  • Cornerback Munir Prince (hamstring pull) is listed as doubtful for Thursday.


Other notes

  • Thanks to some movement atop the polls, the Tigers made a splash at the back end of the rankings this past weekend despite not playing. Missouri moved up five slots to No. 18 in the Coaches' poll and entered the AP at No. 24 after being unranked the previous three weeks. The Tigers were ranked No. 25 in the AP after their season-opening win against Illinois but quickly dropped out following a close win over Bowling Green.
  • Missouri's game at No. 15 Oklahoma State on Oct. 17 will be televised on ESPN2 at 8:15 PM CT. Each of the previous two meetings in Stillwater between the teams has needed overtime.
  • Missouri's official website reported Monday that the Oct. 24 Homecoming game against Texas has been officially sold out. General admission hillside seats and a limited number of reserved seat tickets remain available for the Nebraska game, but those spots are expected to be sold quickly.
  • Courtesy of Power Mizzou, in addition to Pinkel's teleconference on Monday, here's a look at what the players had to say about the Nebraska game shortly after Sunday's practice: