After a hectic few days around Columbia, Mo., it was business as usual for Missouri as the Tigers shift their attention back to BYU.
Mizzou returned to the practice field on Tuesday with just four days left to prepare for a BYU team that enters with a five-game winning streak and a shot at its first 10-win season since 2011. Meanwhile, the Tigers need two wins in their final three games to reach bowl eligibility. There is no lack of motivation as both teams prepare for a neutral-site matchup at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.
Here are five things to know:
- Mizzou players continue to say that the boycott wasn’t about them, it was about making a difference. Several players spoke in the aftermath of a hectic few days that saw the university’s president and chancellor step down. Columbia Tribune’s David Morrison had the player’s reaction.
- Saturday’s game with BYU will be just the second meeting between the two teams but will have major implications for each team. Columbia Tribune’s Blake Toppmeyer broke down what the Cougars have to offer.
- It’s been a big week for senior running back Tyler Hunt. Just three days after racking up more than 100 yards from scrimmage against Mississippi State, Hunt was named as a nominee for the Burlsworth Trophy, an award given annually to the nation’s best player who started their career as a walk-on.
- Current Arizona Cardinals and former Mizzou greats Sean Weatherspoon and Markus Golden are proud of what the Tigers did over the weekend, with Weatherspoon saying “When you stick together with each other you can do some pretty powerful things.”
- Mizzou Basketball coach Kim Anderson’s second recruiting class has just three 3-star recruits, but national recruiting analyst Eric Bossi believes that it could be an impactful group down the road. Steve Walentik of the Columbia Tribune recapped the expected Mizzou hoops early signees.