As a general rule, SEC teams are supposed to take care of business at home against Conference USA opponents. So, it’s understandable that Missouri students and faculty would be somewhat confident heading into a homecoming matchup with Middle Tennessee.
Missouri is home to one of the top journalism schools in the country, and whoever was operating the program’s apparent Twitter account on Saturday afternoon decided to have some fun at the expense of Middle Tennessee with a tweet that read: “Stern reminder: J-School students and @MizzouAlumni: Please keep your coverage entirely objective as @MizzouFootball stomps all over @MT_FB.”
In case you missed it, the Tigers lost 51-45 on Saturday. Missouri allowed 589 yards of offense to the Blue Raiders, who held on to win the slugfest at Faurot Field.
The J-School account deleted the tweet shortly after the loss, which seems to be in poor form in the world of SEC smack talk. As the saying goes, if you’re going to dish it, you need to be able to stay on the receiving end as well.
The lesson here? J-School Twitter accounts probably shouldn’t be in the smack-talk business.
As for the football team, this is a tough loss. First-year coach Barry Odom, who was the defensive coordinator under Gary Pinkel last season, dropped to 2-5 as his team allowed 40 or more points for the third consecutive game.