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Pitt Gorilla
01-01-2008, 10:36 PM
Stupid pigs.

http://www.kansascity.com/sports/v-print/story/426807.html

By RYAN YOUNG
The Kansas City Star

DALLAS | The feeling of vindication set in after Missouri’s thorough victory over Arkansas. After running back Tony Temple made the Razorbacks witnesses to a record-setting day. After the Tigers all but shut down a prolific Hogs offense.

And with senior tight end Martin Rucker, it came with a hint of a smile.

“They said that we weren’t good enough just because we were from the Big 12,” Rucker said. “I’m kind of glad that they said that because it fired a lot of guys up.”

With a commanding 38-7 Cotton Bowl win Tuesday, at least a couple of Missouri players felt the Tigers had shown Southeastern Conference foe Arkansas a thing or two about Big 12 football.

Quarterback Chase Daniel reiterated that certain Razorback comments published in an Arkansas newspaper last week were taken as “disrespectful” by the Tigers.

Arkansas safety Matt Hewitt was quoted in the Northwest Arkansas Times as saying that Missouri was “going to get a rude awakening Jan. 1 because they’re going to see the press man and a lot of blitz schemes coming after them. They forget they’re going against an SEC team.”

Daniel said after the victory, “It just shows that the Big 12 has some power to it, too.”

Overblown or not, the Tigers had their motivation and put it to work.

Temple set Cotton Bowl rushing records with 281 yards and four touchdowns. And the Missouri defense held Arkansas, which came in averaging just under 40 points per game, to a lone touchdown — only the second time all season the team didn’t score at least 13 points.

Several Razorbacks said afterward that Missouri was a little stronger in certain areas than they may have expected.

“They’re a good team; we knew that coming in,” Arkansas center Jonathan Luigs said. “They were definitely better in person than I thought they were going to be on film.”

Arkansas fullback Peyton Hillis concurred with his teammate.

“We kind of overlooked them a little bit, I guess, and it came (back) to bite us in the butt,” he said. “We thought our speed would help us out a whole lot, but they were real physical and got on us today.”

Mostly, though, the postgame reaction among the Razorbacks wasn’t so much that the Tigers surprised them, but that they surprised themselves.

“Missouri played extremely well today, and we probably did about everything we could do to help them. Not to take anything away from them,” Arkansas interim head coach Reggie Herring said. “… To be honest with you, I’m a little bit blindsided by the way we played.”

Guru
01-01-2008, 10:39 PM
Arkansas idiots. Why can't football players learn not to smack talk to the press.

Tits McGee
01-01-2008, 10:39 PM
Hogs will eat anything.

Cochise
01-01-2008, 10:44 PM
They forgot they were going against a Big 12 team LMAO

Someone made a good point, that Colorado was the only team that tried to employ man coverage extensively against Mizzou this year, and they got hammered. Basically the same thing happened today, the game wasn't as close as the score was.

eazyb81
01-01-2008, 10:49 PM
I don't get the whole speed argument for the SEC. They recruit fast guys but so does every school now.

dtebbe
01-01-2008, 11:10 PM
I don't get the whole speed argument for the SEC. They recruit fast guys but so does every school now.

The SEC schools are a lot like Kansas residents in this facet....

kepp
01-01-2008, 11:39 PM
Mostly, though, the postgame reaction among the Razorbacks wasn’t so much that the Tigers surprised them, but that they surprised themselves.
"But...but...we're in the SEC so no one could have beaten us except ourselves." :rolleyes:

DaKCMan AP
01-02-2008, 06:08 AM
yawn..

Mizzou was favored, were they not? The majority of the country expected Mizzou to win. Just some dumb comments from Arky players.

I can understand all the SEC hate just like all the Patriots-Cowboys hate, but even with Florida's screwup the SEC is sitting pretty at 6-2 in bowl games and another National Championship in sight.

jidar
01-02-2008, 06:50 AM
yawn..

Mizzou was favored, were they not? The majority of the country expected Mizzou to win. Just some dumb comments from Arky players.

I can understand all the SEC hate just like all the Patriots-Cowboys hate, but even with Florida's screwup the SEC is sitting pretty at 6-2 in bowl games and another National Championship in sight.


You put OU or MU in that bowl game and it would be a big 12 championship.

DaKCMan AP
01-02-2008, 06:51 AM
You put OU or MU in that bowl game and it would be a big 12 championship.

Against OSU? Probably. You put OU against LSU or UGA and I wouldn't be surprised whichever of the 3 wins.

kepp
01-02-2008, 06:55 AM
Against OSU? Probably. You put OU against LSU or UGA and I wouldn't be surprised whichever of the 3 wins.
OU vs. UGA would be a game I'd pay to see.

siberian khatru
01-02-2008, 06:57 AM
http://www.stltoday.com/blogs/sports-bernies-extra-points/2008/01/the-eye-of-the-mizzou-tigers/

By the way, the SEC is the best conference in the land. But SEC loyalists can’t have it both ways. If you read the message boards, there’s already an effort underway to discredit the Mizzou win. The spin: Arkansas isn’t good. Arkansas was supposed to lose. Arkansas isn’t an SEC power. Mizzou did what any decent team would do. We’re not impressed. OK, if Arkansas is so bad, if Arkansas is one of the Twinkies of the SEC, then how did Arkansas beat No. 1 LSU at LSU?

Look, I have no problem with SEC fans bragging about their conference. It’s awesome. But Mizzou dominated an SEC team, and Mizzou gets credit for that. Mizzou didn’t pick the opponent; this was the matchup presented to the Tigers. And Mizzou whupped Arkansas in every phase. End of story. SEC fans can’t be touting Arkansas as an example of the SEC’s formidable depth before the game, then discredit Mizzou by acting like Arkansas is the conference doormat after Mizzou’s thumping. Again: you can’t have it both ways. You can’t brag about Arkansas for beating LSU, then pretend that Arkansas is some unworthy SEC wimp after Mizzou wins by 31.

DaKCMan AP
01-02-2008, 07:02 AM
http://www.stltoday.com/blogs/sports-bernies-extra-points/2008/01/the-eye-of-the-mizzou-tigers/

By the way, the SEC is the best conference in the land. But SEC loyalists can’t have it both ways. If you read the message boards, there’s already an effort underway to discredit the Mizzou win. The spin: Arkansas isn’t good. Arkansas was supposed to lose. Arkansas isn’t an SEC power. Mizzou did what any decent team would do. We’re not impressed. OK, if Arkansas is so bad, if Arkansas is one of the Twinkies of the SEC, then how did Arkansas beat No. 1 LSU at LSU?

Look, I have no problem with SEC fans bragging about their conference. It’s awesome. But Mizzou dominated an SEC team, and Mizzou gets credit for that. Mizzou didn’t pick the opponent; this was the matchup presented to the Tigers. And Mizzou whupped Arkansas in every phase. End of story. SEC fans can’t be touting Arkansas as an example of the SEC’s formidable depth before the game, then discredit Mizzou by acting like Arkansas is the conference doormat after Mizzou’s thumping. Again: you can’t have it both ways. You can’t brag about Arkansas for beating LSU, then pretend that Arkansas is some unworthy SEC wimp after Mizzou wins by 31.

Mizzou is a good team. No doubt. Arkansas isn't an SEC power, but they're not at the bottom either. Arky does have talent, some great players and it's still a good quality win for Mizzou.

I have no doubt that this Mizzou team could compete with the SEC top tier.

bkkcoh
01-02-2008, 07:30 AM
They forgot they were going against a Big 12 team LMAO

Someone made a good point, that Colorado was the only team that tried to employ man coverage extensively against Mizzou this year, and they got hammered. Basically the same thing happened today, the game wasn't as close as the score was.


And 38 - 7 isn't very close at all......... :banghead:

kcfan82
01-02-2008, 07:51 AM
Ark won @ LSU this year, granted they had a head coach back then.

DaKCMan AP
01-02-2008, 07:55 AM
Ark won @ LSU this year, granted they had a head coach back then.

Mizzou beat Arky who beat LSU who beat Florida who beat Tennessee who beat Georgia who beat Auburn who beat Alabama who beat Colorado who beat Oklahoma who beat Mizzou

OMG ITZ SO CRAAAAAZZZY

Dartgod
01-02-2008, 08:05 AM
Mizzou beat Arky who beat LSU who beat Florida who beat Tennessee who beat Georgia who beat Auburn who beat Alabama who beat Colorado who beat Oklahoma who beat Mizzou

OMG ITZ SO CRAAAAAZZZY
It's kind of like that Kevin Bacon thing, except with football.

kcfan82
01-02-2008, 08:09 AM
Mizzou beat Arky who beat LSU who beat Florida who beat Tennessee who beat Georgia who beat Auburn who beat Alabama who beat Colorado who beat Oklahoma who beat Mizzou

OMG ITZ SO CRAAAAAZZZY

I think it's safe to say that the winner of LSU and tOSU may be the worst NC off all time.

Pitt Gorilla
01-02-2008, 09:51 AM
To their credit, they were right in that Missouri hadn't seen an SEC-type defense like that this year. Typically, Mizzou hadn't been able to simply line up run the ball down an opponent's collective throat at will.

Sure-Oz
01-02-2008, 10:01 AM
Temple atleast helped his draft status with that game if he isn't allowed to come back.

|Zach|
01-02-2008, 12:57 PM
Tony Temple just ran past my house. Hurt hamstring and all...

buddha
01-02-2008, 02:37 PM
What's funny is that with all of that "SEC speed" on Arkansas' defense, they felt the need to drop 8 or even 9 guys back into coverage to keep Daniel and the receivers in check. Wouldn't you think that SEC speed would be able to go one-on-one with the plow boys from the Big 12 and shut them down? Odd.

The SEC is the best football conference from top to bottom, but the top end is no better than any other major conference. You throw LSU, OSU, USC, OU, etc. into a round robin and there would be virtually no difference.

Mizzou did a great job of kicking the crap out of Arkansas, with or without Nutt on the sidelines. It wouldn't have mattered had Houston been over there...let's face it. Mizzou was better this year.

Pitt Gorilla
03-14-2008, 12:26 PM
By the way, this game is available to watch online (legally) for free. Enjoy!

http://www.hulu.com/watch/6255/att-cotton-bowl-classic-game-2008-att-cotton-bowl-classic-game-2008-missouri-vs-arkansas

Brock
03-14-2008, 12:29 PM
Whatever it takes to get you through March.

Pitt Gorilla
03-14-2008, 12:30 PM
Whatever it takes to get you through March.The Royals are still alive.