After a thrilling weekend both in college football and in Missouri athletics, one of the most anticipated weeks in Missouri football history is finally upon us.
After a weekend that afforded me the opportunity to witness thrilling wins over No. 4 Texas A&M in women's soccer and over No. 25 Oklahoma in volleyball, I walked by a lit Faurot Field shortly after 9:00 last night and couldn't help but start thinking about just how alive the stadium should be in exactly one week's time.
But on a week that saw college football turned upside down, here's a little of what I learned:
-- How 'bout that Big 12 North?
-- The Northern road to San Antonio now runs through Boulder and Manhattan, both of which should be very tough road tests for the Tigers.
-- The Red River Shootout just got relegated to second-tier attraction at the Texas State Fair, putting Texas' toasted blitz protection schemes just behind the fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
-- Does Saturday's events show the growth of the North or the relative weakness of the entire conference?
-- The Florida loss coupled with the Red River Shootout fiasco puts half the nation on College Gameday watch.
Poll updates will be coming throughout the day.
6 days until Mizzou-Nebraska in prime time. Get pumped Tiger fans.