Holes Hard to Find for Missouri ; Tigers Ranked in Top 25 after Beating Illinois
Matter, Dave, Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, MO)
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While Missouri dominated stretches of Saturday's 37-9 victory over Illinois, there were some nits to pick when Gary Pinkel's offensive staff evaluated the game film. And the issues began with the running game.
Outside of a late dash by Derrick Washington, Missouri's top two tailbacks, Washington and De'Vion Moore, combined for just 50 yards on 21 carries.
Facing a rookie quarterback making his first career start in Blaine Gabbert, the Fighting Illini focused on bottling up Missouri's one known commodity, its running game.
For the most part, it worked.
"We need to do a better …
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Publication information: Article title: Holes Hard to Find for Missouri ; Tigers Ranked in Top 25 after Beating Illinois. Contributors: Matter, Dave - Author. Newspaper title: Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, MO). Publication date: September 8, 2009. Page number: B1. © 2007 Columbia Daily Tribune. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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