Young Tigers Defy Logic In Blowing Out Illinois

Posted by Ryan Faller on September-6-2009 Add Comments

In a logical world, Missouri would have lost Saturday afternoon at the Edward Jones Dome.

But in the topsy-turvy and higly volatile world of college football, logic often takes a back seat to unpredictability. And for at least one game, the Tigers took advantage of that volatility. 

For the last two seasons, everyone knew what they were going to get from Missouri: a deadly offensive ensemble of players led by a heady leader at quarterback and a defense that held its own just enough to be a viable complement.

The result was a Heisman Trophy candidate, a No. 1 ranking for the first time in 40 years, a pair of bowl victories, arguably the most electrifying player in program history, and one of the highest...

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