Well, we rushed through dinner with Mom and Dad to get to the room to watch the MU-OU football game, but we were disappointed to watch MU (Richard’s alma mater) loose. It looked good through half-time, but fell apart after that. Oh well, there’s always next year!
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From the Big 12 Conference web page, Nov. 25, 2007
[Notice the bit about this being the 2nd largest crowd EVER at Arrowhead Stadium (where the Chiefs play)!]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is one victory away from playing for its first national championship.
Chase Daniel threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns and the third-ranked Tigers ruined No. 2 Kansas’ unbeaten season Saturday night with a 36-28 victory.
As Big 12 North champions, the surprising Tigers (11-1, 7-1 Big 12) will head to San Antonio and a date in the Big 12 championship game with No. 10 Oklahoma, the only team to beat them this season. A victory there will almost certainly propel Missouri into the BCS national championship game on Jan. 7.
Former Kansas coach Don Fambrough has been around far too long to worry about being politically correct, especially when the topic is the athletic rivalry between Kansas and Missouri. Coach Fam has been playing, coaching and talking Kansas football since the 1940s. He walks like a coach, talks like a coach, swears like a coach, and he bleeds crimson and blue for his beloved Jayhawks.
When officials at Kansas and Missouri announced three years ago that the Border War moniker applied to this feud was being dropped and replaced by the Border Showdown, it came as no surprise Fambrough resisted. And with the stakes higher than ever for Saturday’s game between the No. 2 Jayhawks and the No. 3 Tigers, he isn’t about to compromise his standards now.
“I promise you one thing, it’s not any damn showdown,” says Fambrough, 85. “The people who call it a showdown are people who have never played in the Missouri-Kansas football game, because it is total war. Their people get up high for it and we get up high for it.
The following article is taken from SI.com here.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Chase Daniel and his Missouri teammates will have almost no time at all to savor the biggest victory in school history. A tantalizing chance for an even grander prize lies just over the horizon for a team that wasn’t even ranked until late September.
After beating No. 2 Kansas 36-28 Saturday night and ruining the Jayhawks’ perfect season, the third-ranked Tigers are Big 12 North champions and off to San Antonio for a date with No. 10 Oklahoma in the conference title game. Best the Sooners, and they’re in the BCS national championship game, something that seemed unthinkable in September for a team that hasn’t won even a conference title in 38 years.
”Hopefully, we’re No. 1 in the nation,” said Daniel, the junior quarterback who threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns. ”But all that stuff doesn’t matter. We’ve got a tough game going down to San Antonio against a great Oklahoma team.”
Yesterday Richard and I watched a lot of football. When the 7:30 pm Fiesta Bowl between Boise State and Oklahoma came on, we were both about full to the brim with football. However, nothing else worth watching was on, so we decided to at least start the game. We didn’t stop until it was over about 11:45 pm!! What a great game between a team with a long tradition of being on top and a relative new-comer (the latter won!).
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Boise State proved it belonged in the BCS.
After tying it with 7 seconds to go in regulation, the No. 9 Broncos stunned No. 7 Oklahoma 43-42 in overtime Monday night, winning on Ian Johnson’s 2-point conversion run after receiver Vinny Perretta threw a fourth-down touchdown pass to Derek Schouman.
“I think we went out and proved the nation wrong,” said Boise State safety Marty Tadman, who had two interceptions, one of which he returned 27 yards for a touchdown. “I’m tired of people doubting us.”