|09-28-2004, 12:26 PM||#1|
Requisite Nugs Die-Hard
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Boulder, CO
Buffaloes vs Mizzou
Gotta get the thread going early this week. I am going to be watching the game in Kansas City with relatives unfortunately. To make things worse, two of them are Mizzou alums (Good God my family is a disaster -- they're Chief fans, Mizzou fans and Husker fans.....*shudder*). We NEED this game. I NEED this game. BADLY.
On to the actual game:
It's MISSOURI. First of all, they're Barnett's b****. He's 5-0 against his former school. Second of all, they lost to Troy State. They play a non-conference schedule that is nearing rivaling KSU (which is damn hard, I heard KSU has confirmed that they're going to play Columbine High School next year though). Finally, they're overrated.
Brad Smith is the man. Running. Throwing however, well, we saw how well that worked out against Troy State. We need to play a ball control offense. Run with Purify, run with Jolly, run with Vickers, run with Ellis and Charles as well. Then, play action bootleg to the TE's (losing Sypniewski hurts) and Vbacks. On D we should have Dizon (STUD) shadow Smith all game. Just watch Smithi running. Force him to beat us with his arm, he can't do it and our DB's suck.
Things to watch for:
* The depth chart is going under some surprises. I think we're gonna see a lot more fresh faces this week. Charles and Ellis are now listed as second on the depth chart behind Purify at HB (though Vickers and Jolly will still get carries). Watch Reggie Joseph at WR as well. He's apparently skyrocketing up there (Good guy too, he's in one of my classes).
* Injuries hitting us. Chris Hollis is out, but our depth at LB shouldn't make this a problem. More PT for Bad Thad. However, two frosh that we were looking to somewhat contribute this year are out for the year and redshirting -- Patrick Williams (WR broke BOTH of his hands) and Ryan Walters (S broke his hand as well). I know Williams is going to get a medical redshirt and imagine Walters will as well.
Ultimately, what's gonna go down? CU 28, Mizzou 24 and so much trash talk that I will officially reclaim my spot as the black sheep of the family.
Buffaloes, Buffaloes, GO C-U!