Schedule. KU had what was it? only had the 101st or toughest schedule while mizzou's schedule was one of the hardest in the nation like below 50 anyway. KU did not face Oklahoma, Texas, or Texas Tech in the Big 12 regular season this year. And the last games. Mizzou just played a not awesome, but formidable K-State while the jayhawks just played a bunch of F-0 Cyclones. Though props bc they walloped them. I think this gives preparation advantage to Mizzou. We've been AT oklahoma, AT Illinois(sorta), AT Colorado.and for that matter, KU is lucky they beat colorado bc they were getting dominated.
Recievers and you want to talk about recievers to throw to? Kansas has nothing on missouri's playmakers i.e. Maclin,franklin, rucker. they're much more talented than brisco and co, and there stats prove it. plus our "capable" group of recievers is deeper which messes up Dswe've got a lot of guys chase works with. Mizzou has a whole list of high stat recievers, KU is 3 deep. easy enough.
QB Todd Reesing i think will struggle. it's like you said it's going to be rainy and wet. Age and experience? I don't know how the weather has been for teams this year. This game means more to the Mizzou players. Here's the deal. Reesing is good and they kind of talk about him for heisman but everyone knows he has no chance, including his team mates. Chase Daniels has this thing in his grasps(hence the O'brien nom) and hearing his teammates being interviewed todayabout how much he deserves it and how much they want him to get it shows a "team love" that is irreplacable in these games. Plus, when i lok at Mizzous roster vs. the Jayhawks I see a lot more MISSOURI tigers than KANSAS jayhawks. Theres just a little more passion in the tiger's hearts. Daniel has an equal or better stat # in all detail categories except interceptions where he is only a few behind Reesing, and it should be noted his november is almost perfect. And remember this is against tougher opponents and defenses. What is Reesing going to do with our blazing fast D?
Now home field advantage. blind assertion by me, thx for educating. i forgot that someone got a "home game". athletic director from both school are saying it going to be more like 60-40 advantage kansas, but thats not taking into account the 27,000 variable in chiefs season ticket holders who got tickets and are either going or selling. however KU didn't get to sell 70%. It didn't go down like that. And remember how the cornhskers famously dominated the stadium in notre dame so long ago. not saying it will, but saying it could happen.
Talking defense, Talib who is soooooooooo awesome(sarcasm) is a cornerback who could give us trouble, but last year and even when o state lost bowman this year he and the CBs still got wiped plus our wide recievers relish the 1v1 coverage double move in step throw and KU relies on breaking up routes with chance and aggressive play. And this season again and again although mizzous defense has not overall done as well as kansas, they have stepped it up in the hype and big games like colorado nebraska. And we can handle mcandersen. He's good, maybe better than Temple, but Temple is preparing. mcandersen apparently hadn't even watched film as of today. They are both hella good but whos been tested against tougher teams? Mizzou again, not mcanderson.
On the line we have a line that can definetly handle and combo of blitzes. We can't say the same about KU's line. Against decent opponents like the aggies, they've done poorly. We've proven that again and again against good DLs. That means we will have time. And our DL is awesome. We've totally screwed up the cornhuskers and buffs with blitzes and pressure. Again something Reesy is relatively new too. He usually just gets sacked, or doesn't.
Special teams ??? I don't know much but I'm pretty sure if there are any punts, we can successfully return them. Maclin can return punts well.
anyway, agreed hell of a game coming up. I still think u chicken shits should get ready for a loss, though secretly i'm fearing a "you were wrong bitch, MIZZOU sux" for the next 30 years chant from my fam.