There is a new hot team in college football and it comes from the Show-Me-State.
The Missouri Tigers put on an impressive show Saturday night in beating previously undefeated Oklahoma.
Like a hot stock on Wall Street, the Tigers are climbing in the polls and in college football talk. Missouri is now ranked sixth in the BCS standings, seventh in AP and eighth in the coach’s poll. Before the Oklahoma game, the Tigers were buried in the rankings.
Missouri is now 7-0, but face another stern test this week at Nebraska. Hangovers have been the norm in college football this season (defeat a highly ranked team one week, and then fall the next), so the Tigers must be on alert.
Most people picked Missouri to have a good season but not a great one. The Tigers have been competitive in recent seasons, but spotty. Now, they have an opportunity to climb into the elite class.
But the word is out about Missouri. Teams will focus on playing the Tigers.
Can the Tigers live up to their name? Or will they turn into a pussy cat? We will find out starting this week.