It was easy to get caught up in Mizzou-mania. The Tigers were scoring half a hundred points in their early games of the season. We were all ready to hand Chase Daniel the Heisman Trophy, proclaim Gary Pinkel as the coach of the year, and prepare a national championship celebration. Wow, how things have changed in two weeks! In games against Oklahoma State and Texas the Tigers have been exposed as a team that can be over-powered at the line of scrimmage. Daniel didn't have much time to throw deep in either game, because both OSU and Texas were able to apply pressure with a four man rush. Defensively, the Tigers continue to have problems in the secondary with tackling and covering speedy receivers. What's happened to William Moore? He was an All-America safety last season, but hasn't been the same player this year. Maybe he's trying to do too much, and help the other d-backs who are struggling.
Looking back at the schedule they've played, I think it's fair to say the Tigers really haven't beaten a good team yet this year. Illinois had to beat Indiana this weekend to get over the .500 mark. Nebraska doesn't scare anybody anymore. SEMO, Nevada, and Buffalo certainly wouldn't count as "quality" wins. The sad truth seems to be that we all probably overrated Mizzou this year. They're a fun team to watch, but they're not a team with enough talent to legitimately challenge for a national championship.