Posted January 01, 2014 on
Watching tape in the days leading up to the AT&T Cotton Bowl shows Missouri has talented quarterback James Franklin, running backs Henry Josey and Russell Hansbrough, and receivers Dorial Green-Beckham and L’Damian Washington. But the Tigers offensive line plays as big a part as the skill players with first-team All-SEC offensive tackle Justin Britt and second-team All-SEC center Evan Boehm.

Cotton Bowl: What to watch for

The Missouri Tigers (11-2) and the Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-2) are set to square off Friday in the 78th Cotton Bowl Classic from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. EST and the game will be televised on FOX. Henry Josey leads a high-powered Missouri running game. (Photo Credit: Associated Press) Here are a couple of things to keep an eye on...

Photo: Henry Josey Shaves “Mizzou 20″ Into His Head Ahead Of Cotton Bowl

Many believe that Friday’s Cotton Bowl will be the last time Missouri fans will get to see star running back Henry Josey wearing a Tigers uniform. If so, the redshirt junior will be repping his school in style on his way out. Josey has shaved “Mizzou 20″ into his head ahead of the matchup with Oklahoma State – for the record, he wears No. 20 on the field. Not finished yet...

Pinkel gets last laugh after Missouri's comeback season

Nobody cared to listen to Gary Pinkel. The Missouri coach, a 22-year head coaching veteran, knew that's how life goes for men in charge of 5-7 teams. "Last year we went into a new league, and when we were struggling, the injuries, I don't care how many we had, it didn't matter," Pinkel said. "It was, 'The SEC overpowered them.' That was just the...

Mizzou's Copeland living life as if he'll be a Tigers footballer forever

ST. LOUIS -- Someone should warn Max Copeland. Down to one final game, he doesn't seem to have grasped the fact that his wild and wonderful ride with the Missouri Tigers is almost over. What a ride it has been. One-time walk-on shuns scholarship from his home state university, Montana, to pursue childhood dream of playing at Mizzou. He eventually earns a scholarship, makes the...

Missouri, Oklahoma St renew rivalry in Cotton Bowl

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel is constantly asked to compare the SEC and the Big 12, the league his No. 9 Tigers left two years ago. SEC East champion Missouri (11-2) will face Big 12 foe Oklahoma State (10-2) in the Cotton Bowl on Friday night. Pinkel says both leagues have great teams, but the SEC has more. He diplomatically pointed out Thursday that there are 14 teams in the SEC...

Rising Prospect To Visit Missouri In January

The Missouri Tigers have been very successful over the years in finding some very talented under the radar prospects in each football recruiting class over the years. introduces you to a rising talent who talks about his recruitment by Mizzou.

Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Missouri Betting Odds, Point Spread and tv info

Bowl season continues on Friday with the a match-up between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and Missouri Tigers in the AT&T Cotton Bowl. It was a good year for No. 13 Oklahoma State (10-2) who will look to keep things on the up and up when they take on  srprising No. 8 Missouri (11-2) in the Cotton Bowl. Coverage of the game between Oklahoma State and Missouri will air on FOX beginning...

No. 9 Mizzou, No. 13 Okla. St. in Big 12 reunion

Missouri quarterback James Franklin remembers exactly what happened the only time he faced Oklahoma State when the two teams were still Big 12 rivals two years ago. ''We lost and I had three picks, two of them were tipped, one perfectly into a defensive lineman's hands,'' Franklin said. ''But I did make the tackle.'' Franklin gets another chance...

No. 9 Mizzou, No. 13 Oklahoma State face off in Big 12 reunion

IRVING, Texas (AP) Missouri quarterback James Franklin remembers exactly what happened the only time he faced Oklahoma State when the two teams were still Big 12 rivals two years ago. "We lost and I had three picks, two of them were tipped, one perfectly into a defensive lineman's hands," Franklin said. "But I did make the tackle." Franklin gets another chance...

Cleveland Browns want to interview Auburn's Malzahn, Vandy's Franklin

The Cleveland Browns are very interested in interviewing Auburn coach Gus Malzahn and Vanderbilt coach James Franklin for their head coaching vacancy, according to league sources, and are expected to hire Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator. The Browns, who shocked the NFL by firing head coach Rob Chudzinski after one season, have interviews scheduled with several coaches, but...

Chiefs' Daniel on Mizzou's Franklin: 'He's ready'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- And Chase Daniel just smiles. It's a wicked smile, the kind of smile that says he knows something you don't. You bring up the current Missouri quarterback, James Franklin, to the former Missouri quarterback, and before long, pistols start firing. "He's ready," Daniel, now with the Kansas City Chiefs, says of the Tigers' senior signal...

Browns have interest in Auburn’s Malzahn, Vanderbilt’s Franklin, could hire Schwartz as DC

CBS Sports insider Jason La Canfora has been a busy man today. He reports this evening that the Browns have interest surrounding two college head coaches in Auburn’s Gus Malzahn and Vanderbilt’s James Franklin. Malzahn’s Tigers are playing in the title game next week in his first season as head coach at Auburn. The 48-year-old was previously offensive coordinator there for...
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