Tonight we play Missouri for the fifth straight season, and all but once we've met in College Station. Just another quirky by-product of the conference realignments that started shifting the college football landscape back around 2010. Well, the SEC has gone ahead and fixed the glitch. So long, East TIgers. It'll be a few years before we meet again.
Last year was a tough road loss against a surprisingly salty Mizzou. The year before that was Johnny Manziel's swan song of sorts, the nightcap on a brilliant Heisman season. Look back a little further and things get all cobwebby and Shermany in most folks' memories, so we won't go there. Year three of the SEC experience has us in another fairly meaningful matchup with Pinkel's squad that has Eastern division implications again.
The game is huge for us also. If the team can maintain the level of play from the Auburn road trip, a big win could mean a lot in the buildup to Thanksgiving heading into the bye week. Kyle Allen's first home SEC start is another big stage for him to shine on, and the top two sack artists in the conference will be on display.
It's been fun hanging out the last couple years, Mizzou, but I think we're going to go off on our own now. See y'all later. And stay warm if you're at the game.
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