Just got home. This game killed a fully charged phone between text messages and group texts.
Defense really played its heart out and answered the bell after the SEC title game. Gave up a lot of total yards, but also faced 96 plays in this game. Things I really liked:
Harassed Chelf. He was making a lot of hurried throws.
PUNISHED the Okie Lite WRs. Loved how hard they were hitting. Loved the way they made them pay.
And made the play of the game when it mattered.
Won field position consistently.
Offensively, that was pretty ugly. Worst game I think Franklin has played, but he made plays when it mattered most. The Blaine Gabbert/Iowa reverse comparison is a great one.
Great game from Henry Josey and I hope we haven't see the last of him in black and gold.
Oh, and how about the Sack Fairy making one final play?
This win is important for Mizzou for a few reasons.
1) Any time you can win 12 games and finish in the top 5, it's important for a program of Mizzou's stature
2) Cements the idea that this WAS a good team and not just a product of its schedule
"You gotta love livin', cause dying is a pain in the ass."