COLLEGE STATION -- The Missouri contingent of supporters conducted themselves with the utmost decorum while tucked into the southeast corner of Kyle Field on Saturday, cheering modestly as the Tigers defeated No. 16 Texas A&M 38-31 in overtime offering a preview of what might one day be an interdivisional SEC battle.
They were more reserved than rollicking, erupting only after Missouri nose guard Dominique Hamilton deflected a Ryan Tannehill pass intended for Aggies receiver Ryan Swope on fourth down in overtime.
Five weeks earlier, the Aggies were subjected to the derisive cheers of Oklahoma State fans after the Cowboys fashioned an improbable second-half rally here, serenading their conference rivals with mocking "Big 12" chants as the Aggies dejectedly trudged off the field on Sept. 24.
Missouri left well enough alone, opting not to poke Texas A&M with the same dismissive stick. The Tigers understand that had the Aggies not bolted through the door of conference reali...