COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A dominant defense may be emerging at
Missouri after years of playing second fiddle to pinball-machine
offenses led by future NFL quarterbacks.
The Tigers (2-0) pitched a second-half shutout against Illinois
in the season opener, fueling a comeback win. And save for a late
touchdown allowed by backups, the defense stood stout in a 50-6
laugher over FCS foe McNeese State last week.
Missouri gets another test Saturday night in Columbia against a
high-scoring San Diego State team averaging 547 yards per game and
ranked sixth in the country in total offense.
The Aztecs (2-0) are coming off a 20-point win at New Mexico
State that ended a 14-game nonconference losing streak. They opened
the season with a 47-0 shutout over Nicholls State.