Missouri 28, (1) Oklahoma 38 FINAL
Welcome to my live blog of tonight's clash between the Missouri Tigers and the top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners.
The Big 12 contest is coming on the heels of the rampant talk over the fate of the conference after the departure of longtime commissioner Dan Beebe, and the arrival of former Big Eight commissioner Chuck Neinas on a interim basis.
Many people have speculated that if Texas and Oklahoma leave, the remnants of the Big 12 would merge with what's left of the Big East after they lose Pitt and Syracuse to the ACC.
The Sooners are coming off of a gritty, hard-fought win in Tallahassee against then-No. 5 Florida State, knocking out E.J. Manuel and forcing three turnovers and six sacks in the 23-13 decision.
The Tigers are coming off of a 69-0 drubbing of the FCS's Western Illinois Leathernecks, as the Tigers offense rang up 744 yards of offense against the overmatched Leathernecks defense, and QB James Franklin led the assault on the school record books by throwing for 316 yards and three touchdowns.
October 23, 2010: No. 11 Missouri defeated No. 1 Oklahoma 36-27 in a game that wasn't as close as the score indicated. The Sooners committed three turnovers, which the Tigers turned into 10 points on the way to a huge upset win at home. It also marked Missouri's first win against the Sooners since 1998, snapping an 11-game losing streak to the perennial Big 12 powerhouse.