The Missouri Tigers remained one of only five unbeaten Big 12 teams after demolishing Miami (OH) 51-13 on Saturday, September 25. Led by a powerful running game that accounted for five of the Tigers' six touchdowns, Mizzou amassed 469 total yards on a Miami (OH) team that previously ranked 5th in the country in defense. The game marked the second time Missouri has scored over 50 points in a single game this season, as they have a bye this week and then open up Big 12 play against the Colorado Buffaloes in Columbia at 6 PM on October 9th.
The Buffaloes are 2-1, with their only loss coming on the road to California by the score of 52-7. With this home game, Mizzou has a chance to improve to 5-0 and earn their first conference victory of the season.
The conference took a hit in non-conference play when Texas (UT) was upset by UCLA, while Oklahoma (OU) barely held on to defeat Cincinnati by two points. The two Big 12 powerhouses square off in the Red River rivalry Saturday, October 2nd, in a game that will produce one of the early frontrunners in the Big 12 South.
Meanwhile, in the Big 12 North, Missouri sits in a 3-way tie with Nebraska and Kansas State, who already has a conference win to its resume. Looking down the road, Mizzou will face Oklahoma, a potential national title contender, on October 23rd in Columbia, Mo. If OU can beat UT, and Mizzou can continue to win games at a consistent rate, the match up between the two schools will prove to be a showdown of the conference's elite. But for now, the Tigers will have to focus their attention to the Buffaloes in their last Big 12 meeting ever, as Colorado is moving to the Pac-10 Conference after the 2010-2011 season, a move that will cost the school over six million dollars to do.