COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Tigers say Saturday's game against lower-division opponent Furman is more than just a tune-up for Big 12 play.
The Tigers and coach Gary Pinkel point to last week's victory over Bowling Green as proof that they can't afford to look past any opponent.
Missouri trailed Bowling Green by 14 points late in the third quarter before coming back for a 27-20 win.
Furman is a private school in South Carolina with fewer than 3,000 undergraduates. Furman plays in the Southern Conference and will get $425,000 to travel to Columbia.