Well folks what can we say? We were up against the nations most talented team. We also showed the nation who RB Eddie Lacey was by walking all over us on 18 carries for 177 yards and 3 rushing TDs. Wowsers. Big plays were critical in today’s epic failure of playing competitive football.
The game got off to such a spectacular start when Eddie Lacey on the second play of scrimmage took it to the house on a 73 yard run, and it was all over from there.
Pretty sad huh? When it’s the second play of the game and you already know you have lost? Just a terrible feeling,
The game went from bad to worse, Alabama scoring 3 touchdowns in the first quarter.
Not to use this as an excuse but if you were watching the game then you could tell that the weather was absolutely horrid. It was a downpour to the extreme. I am not by any means giving the Tigers a pass for their performance, but I am 75% sure that the weather played a major role in todays game. Mizzou never could get in a groove the whole first half.
After the second touchdown from another Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon, halfway through the second quarter, there was a 38 minute rain delay. When play finally resumed Alabama kicked the extra point from the previous TD and kicked it off…. to our man WR Marcus Murphy who brisked through Alabama defenders and ran it all the way back making the score 28-7 . Could it be? Could we maybe pull a comeback?
The answer is no. It was actually the very opposite of that. We let them dominate us. Mentally, physically, and any other “ally” you can think of.
The Missouri Tigers were spanked today by the big boys in the SEC. It was not a competitive, spirited moment to be Missouri fan today. I know this team can compete with the top dogs. Having Franklin out of today’s game sure didn’t help anything.
QB Corbin Berkstresser was 11/29 for 126 yards and 2 picks. RB Kendial Lawrence had 10 carries for 37 yards. It was a very disappointing performance by the offense tonight.
What do you think Tiger fans? What does Mizzou gotta do to turn their season around?
- Jordan Pollock, Lead Editor
Other Game Notes:
*The stadium was packed before the rain delay, when the game back on it had looked like everyone decided not to stick around and watch Missouri get destroyed. Wise choice.
*Alabama’s RB’s T.J. Yeldon and Eddie Lacey combined for 321 yards and 5 touchdowns on 36 carries. That’s just a hint to how badly Alabama laid on the Tigers.
*Even with all the negative things about today’s game, WR La’Damian Washington deserves a little recognition for his 4 catches for 72 yards.