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 The Game
 Date  December 6, 2008
 Time  7:00 p.m. (CT)
 Location  Kansas City, Mo.
 Stadium  Arrowhead (79,451)
 Tickets  OU Athletics Ticket Office
 Travel  Sooner Sports Travel
 Television  ABC
 Radio  Sooner Sports Network
 Complete Info  Sooner Gameday Central
   
 University of Missouri
 Location  Columbia, Mo.
 Enrollment  28,000
 Head Coach (Season)  Gary Pinkel (8th)
 Offensive Coordinator  Dave Christensen
 Defensive Coordinator  Matt Eberflus
   
 2008 Tigers
 Record  9-3 Overall, 5-3 Big 12
 Home / Road / Neutral  5-1 / 3-1 / 1-1
 Last Game  L, 40-37 vs. Kansas
 Lettermen Returning  37
 Off / Def / Specialists  14 / 22 / 1
 Lettermen Lost  19
   
 The Series
 Games Played  93
 Series Record  OU leads 65-23-5
 Last Meeting  38-17, OU on 12/2/2007
 First Meeting  22-5, MU on 11/12/1902
 Average Score  22-12, OU
   
 Missouri Schedule
 Aug. 30  W, 52-42 vs. Illinois
 Sept. 6  W, 52-3 vs. SE Missouri St.
 Sept. 13  W, 69-17 vs. Nevada
 Sept. 20  W, 42-21 vs. Buffalo
 Oct. 4  W, 52-17 at Nebraska
 Oct. 11  L, 23-28 vs. Oklahoma St.
 Oct. 18  L, 31-56 at Texas
 Oct. 25  W, 58-0 vs. Colorado
 Nov. 1  W, 31-28 at Baylor
 Nov. 8  W, 41-28 vs. Kansas State
 Nov. 15  W, 52-20 at Iowa State
 Nov. 29  L, 40-37 vs. Kansas
   
 Further Scouting
 Newspapers  Kansas City Star
   St. Louis Post-Dispatch
   Columbia Missourian
   Columbia Daily Tribune
 Official Site  MUTigers.com
   
 
 Stats (per game)  Oklahoma  Missouri
 Rushing Offense  202.42 (21)  165.17 (46)
 Passing Offense  354.25 (3)  344.25 (4)
 Passing Eff.  184.57 (2)  165.40 (7)
 Total Offense  556.67 (3)  509.42 (6)
 Scoring Offense  53.33 (1)  45.00 (4)
 Rushing Defense  109.83 (18)  119.42 (24)
 Pass Defense  249.67 (98)  277.08 (116)
 Pass Eff. Defense  115.62 (38)  131.42 (80)
 Total Defense  359.50 (66)  396.50 (91)
 Scoring Defense  24.83 (60)  24.67 (58)
 Net Punting  34.00 (77)  37.00 (25)
 Punt Returns  8.63 (66)  9.48 (50)
 Kickoff Returns  25.09 (7)  21.93 (44)
 Turnover Margin  1.67 (2)  0.08 (55)
 Sacks  3.25 (3)  2.33 (42)
 Tackles for Loss  8.00 (T-7)  8.00 (T-7)
 Sacks Allowed  0.92 (T-5)  1.08 (T-12)

(#) National Rank of 119 Teams
 
 Key Missouri Players

• WR Jeremy Maclin, So.
• TE Chase Coffman, Sr.
• LB Sean Weatherspoon, Jr.
• RB Derrick Washington, So.
• LB Brock Christopher, Sr.
• QB Chase Daniel, Sr.
• S William Moore, Sr.
• DE Stryker Sulak, Sr.
• S Justin Garrett, Sr.
• PK Jeff Wolfert, Sr.
 
 Missouri News

Backers MU will have, particularly in what should be a home-field environment in Kansas City. Believers are another matter. "Nobody's going to be expecting us to win," Weatherspoon said...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
 
Contrary to what might have been the anticipated reaction, confirmation of Missouri's third meeting with Oklahoma in football in less than 14 months was not greeted by groans...
Kansas City Star
 
The Big 12 Conference football teams might have thrown away the script this season, but they somehow find themselves with the original ending: Missouri vs. Oklahoma in the title game...
Columbia Missourian
 
Missouri has been reduced to national title spoiler, a role the Tigers will play Saturday. Still, despite the disappointment within their season, it is a role the Tigers are capable of pulling off...
Tulsa World
 
The Tigers, while banged up, still boast one of the best offenses in the nation, led by quarterback Chase Daniel, receiver Jeremy Maclin and tight end Chase Coffman...
The Oklahoman
 
The defense has been problematic, and it's hard to see how the Tigers can slow down the juggernaut that is Oklahoma. Missouri has given up at least 400 yards in six games...
Rivals.com
 
It probably tasted like sour grapes. But the simple, perhaps saving-grace truth, for Missouri football is that the Tigers will still play in the Big 12 Conference championship...
Kansas City Star
 
Missouri had a lot of baggage when Gary Pinkel was hired before the 2001 season, and it took him seven years to become the favored son at Mizzou...
Kansas City Star
 
Even as Mizzou prepares for what perhaps will be the defining moment of its season in the Big 12 title game Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium, it also is moving into a transitional phase...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
 
 Oklahoma News

Did the BCS mess put OU behind in its preparation for Missouri? Not really. For the most part, the Sooners kept their normal routine, starting with the coaches watching film Sunday...
The Oklahoman
 
Oklahoma will be defending many of the same weapons that got Missouri into last year's Big 12 title game. Quarterback Chase Daniel, wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, tight end Chase Coffman...
Tulsa World
 
The Oklahoma Sooners argued their case eloquently. They said nothing. Just football. Just a 61-41 victory in hostile environs over a No. 11-ranked archrival. There's your tiebreaker...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
 
Sometimes, one play remains ingrained in the psyche of Heisman voters. Sam Bradford might have produced one of those memory-grabbing plays Saturday night...
ESPN.com
 
Bradford has become their spokesman. He is the unassuming superstar, the team player, the guy who would rather tout his offensive linemen than his completion percentage...
The Oklahoman
 
The Sooners are going to Kansas City because a set of completely impartial judges evaluated the data and determined that Oklahoma had a more impressive season than Texas...
Sports Illustrated
 
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops woke up Sunday morning with a strange feeling. His Sooners had beaten No. 11 Oklahoma State 61-41 a few hours earlier, but something didn't feel right...
Norman Transcript
 
College football's most debated tiebreaker ever, if not its strangest, has spoken. "We're glad it's over," said OU head coach Bob Stoops. He is most glad that his team emerged...
Tulsa World