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The Louisiana State University chapter of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity have apologized for hanging a game-day banner on last week, making a crude reference to former SEC co-defensive player of the year, Michael Sam. "Though satire is sometimes the goal, crossing the line and causing offense to others is never the intent," the fraternity wrote in an open apology addressed to LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander, The Times-Picayune reports .
After a 38-10 win over UCF on Saturday, Missouri moved up to 18th and 20th in the polls; the Tigers are in the top 25 of Jeff Sagarin's rankings as well.
Maty Mauk threw four touchdown passes, two each to Jimmie Hunt and Bud Sasser, and passed for 144 yards to lead No. 20 Missouri past Central Florida 38-10 on Saturday.
When we last saw the No. 20 ranked Missouri Tigers , they were in relatively unfamiliar territory for most Southeastern Conference teams.
Mount Airy's Shay Wilson runs behind Sihem Smith for an 86-yard play down to the 1-yard line in the first quarter.
A year ago, the Tigers were off to a quick 9-0 start with six sweeps under their belt. Now, the Tigers sit at 5-4 and have some bad losses on their rA©sumA©.
For the second straight week, Missouri faces a team better than its last opponent. Last week, the Tigers showed significant improvement, beating Toledo on the road worse than it had beaten South Dakota State at home.
Harry Nolan from SB Nation's Underdog Dynasty was gracious enough to fill us in on some details about this week's enemy, the UCF Knights. I was pretty optimistic about Mizzou's ability to destroy the small spread last week against Toledo, but UCF scares me a bit.
Hot damn, it's Thursday! Time to kick back, grab a brew, blow off everything you had to do for the rest of the week, and get learned on Mizzou's next opponent: UCF. UCF's stadium, Bright House Networks Stadium, is known colloquially as "The Bounce House" because the stadium flexes when fans jump to the tune of Zombie Nation's "Kernkraft 400."
The Knights gave Penn St. all they could handle across the pond, what do the Tigers have to do to fare better than their feline friends in Happy Valley? Missouri fans went into last week feeling a bit apprehensive. Their Tigers hadn't exactly impressed against South Dakota State, and playing at Toledo had all the signs of a disappointing loss.
Missouri's starting defensive ends might be even better this year, Maty Mauk likes to throw the deep ball, the Mizzou defense needs to make big plays smaller, and Volleyball loses another tight match. Besides one of Sasser's -- on a quick screen -- and Murphy's -- on a wheel route down the sideline -- Missouri's big gainers have come when it puts the ball in its quarterback's hands and just lets him gun it.
The Dallas Cowboys have signed Michael Sam to their practice squad. The defensive end is hoping to play as the first openly gay athlete in the NFL, but his journey to the field may be met with protesting.
UCF has plenty to prove at quarterback and has good, but not great, line play. But if you're hoping to beat the Knights with speed on the outside, it might backfire.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 01:56 pm
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