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Big-Cats Better Beat Baylor Baptist Bears Badly Before Bowl-game Bragging Becomes Baseless

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On Saturday at 1:00 p.m., the Tigers play their final home game of the season against the Baylor Bears. Tailgating will be minimal, due to the fact that everyone should be in the game early in time to give the 17 seniors a long and loud standing ovation. While #16 will certainly get the most attention, this group also includes a cancer survivor, one of our all-time leading receivers, and one of our all-time leading tacklers. By my count, 4 of these guys will be in the NFL next year. Not sure what time senior day stuff will be, but typically about 30 minutes prior to kick-off.

Seems silly and sure doesn’t feel that way, but Tigers have very realistic chances of beating Baylor and KSU to finish the season 7-4. A bowl win would get them to 8-4, which matches the most wins in any season of my lifetime. With various good friends with similar penchants for punishment I witnessed both ugly losses at KU and CU firsthand.

Possibly the most amazing thing about both games was how good the atmosphere is at Farout Field (now there’s a nickname, not the stupid Zoo thing the players insist on) compared to a comparable program (sadly) at KU and a much better program (also sadly) at CU. Beaker fans only care about basketball, CU fans care about being cool, MU fans seemingly care about football and wallowing in our misery. Maybe CU fans are better when there’s a better game, but they were never loud or affected anything we were doing. There were other amazing things about both games, but that would tend to lead to more wallowing in our misery so I’ll stay away.

This is going to be too long, but here’s a bunch of info on #16 as well as the other seniors who will be playing their final home games on Saturday.

Seniors Playing their Final Game at Faurot Field
Arnold Britt, WR, St. Louis, Mo.
Elgin Childress, DL, Southfield, Mich.
Sean Coffey, WR, East Cleveland, Ohio
Chris Crosby, WR, St. Louis, Mo.
Zach Kauflin, DL, Bonne Terre, Mo.
A.J. Kincade, DB, St. Louis, Mo.
Marcus King, DB, Irving, Texas
Derrick Ming, LB, Webster Groves, Mo.
Tony Palmer, OL, Midwest City, Okla.
Justin Scott, S, Lufkin, Texas
Jason Simpson, S, The Woodlands, Texas
Brad Smith, QB, Youngstown, Ohio
Earl Stephens, DL, Ferndale, Mich.
Andrew Topps, LB, LaGrange Park, Ill.
Quincy Wade, S, St. Louis, Mo.
Calvin Washington, DB, Lancaster, Texas
Scott Wheatley, DL, Cleveland, Mo.

47 Records Brad Smith holds coming into Saturday’s game:
MU Career Records (17)

  • Total Offense
  • Passing Yards
  • Rushing Yards
  • All-Purpose Yards
  • Touchdown Passes
  • Touchdowns Responsible For
  • Games with 100 Yards Rushing
  • Games with 200 Yards Rushing
  • Most Seasons with 1,000 Yards Rushing
  • Passes Completed
  • Passes Attempted
  • Rushes Attempted
  • Average Yards Per Rush
  • Games with 400 Yards Total Offense
  • Games with 300 Yards Total Offense
  • Lowest Interception Percentage

Big 12 Career Records (3)

  • Rushing Yards by a QB
  • 2-Point Conversions
  • 2-Point Conversion Attempts

MU Season Records (11)

  • Total Offense
  • Touchdowns Scored
  • Touchdowns Scored by Rushing
  • Touchdowns Responsible For
  • Rushing Yards by a QB
  • Highest Avg. Gain Per Rush
  • Passes Completed
  • Passes Attempted
  • Freshman Rushing Yards
  • Lowest Interception Percentage

MU Game Records (8)

  • Total Offense
  • Touchdown Passes
  • Touchdowns Scored
  • Rushing Touchdowns
  • Points Scored
  • Plays
  • Rushing Yards by a QB
  • Rushing Yards by a Freshman

Big 12 Game Records (3)

  • Rushing Yards Gained by a QB
  • Yards Per Rush
  • Plays

NCAA Season Records (1)

  • Freshman QB Rushing Yards

NCAA Career Records (4)

  • Rushing Yards by a QB
  • Most Seasons Gaining 2,500 Yards Total Offense
  • Most Seasons Gaining 1,000 Yards Passing & 1,000 Yards Rushing
  • Most Seasons Gaining 2,000 Yards Passing & 1,000 Yards Rushing

8 Records Brad Smith will also hold by the end of the season, all but two after Saturday’s game:
MU Career Records

  • Points
  • Touchdowns
  • Rushing Touchdowns
  • Games with 200 Yards Passing
  • Consecutive Games Started

NCAA Career Records

  • Most Seasons Gaining 3,000 Yards Total Offense

Big 12 Career Records

  • Total Offense
  • Plays

If you’re in Columbia tonight, you should go to Columbia College basketball vs. Lincoln U at 7:00 p.m.

screw ku.

Written by Jason Becking

November 9th, 2005 at 1:20 pm

Posted in Tailgating Fun