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Record: 7-1 (3-1)
Big 12 North Ranking: second
National Ranking: BCS No. 12
The Tigers were crushed Saturday by the Cornhuskers, 31-17. They could not get things started on offense, and their defense got torched.
In the first quarter, the Huskers amassed 256 yards, while the Tigers only had 48. They were eventually able to come back and make it closer, but they could not stop the run game, and I am sure defensive tackle Dominique Hamilton was definitely missed by the Tigers.
Gabbert was sacked six times by what could have been his teammates had he not decommitted from Nebraska. He had his worst day of the season, going 18 of 42 for 199 yards with a TD and an INT, but he was able to make the most out of his scrambling, gaining 74 yards.
Josey and Lawrence were both held to season lows on rushing, while Moore had a fourth quarter toss for 33 yards and a touchdown, and he ended with 55 yards.
The Tigers outscored the Cornhuskers 17-7 after the first quarter, but the damage was already done, and they could not recover.
They still are a good football team and should be favored in all the games from here out. They fell six spots in the BCS and may have fallen farther, but for some reason the computers have them at fourth. Why? I do not know.
Missouri player of the game: Blaine Gabbert, who had a bad day throwing, but rushed for a season-high 74.
Week 10: @ Texas Tech
Prediction: Loss. I'm going to go with the upset here. The Tigers have only played two games outside the state of Missouri going 1-1, and they play a team desperate for a win and Tuberville will pull out all the stops for this one.