That could change if the MU beats Auburn. And that now is a must win game if this year’s Missouri football team wants to earn the respect of national sportswriters and fans.
“Missouri is about to play the game that could define them,” Glazer says. “because if Missouri loses, they could get knocked out of the BCS bowl games completely and get stuck going to a lesser bowl.
“Let me say this about Missouri; if they beat Auburn – and Auburn is a legitimate team – that would make them the best Missouri football team in history.”
As for Mizzou’s win over Texas A&M Saturday, “Missouri did not look like a national championship contending team,” Glazer says. “They’re good, not great. And there’s no argument that the Texas A&M Missouri faced was not the A&M team of five weeks ago. Because Johnny Football went out there a little banged up and the game didn’t mean that much to Texas A&M. Because in the big picture, A&M was already going to a bowl game.”
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The Scribe’s bottom line:
“Well, Missouri is one game away from a possible national title game, but here’s the downside. They’re not playing Alabama, they’re playing Auburn. And Florida State plays Duke for their championship – an Ivy League type team – who they will beat. Ohio State is undefeated and has one game left at Michigan State, which is the toughest team they’ve played all year. Ohio State has had an incredibly easy schedule this year.
“So let’s say Michigan State beats Ohio State and Missouri beats Auburn, Then Missouri would face Florida State for the national title and Florida State should win that game. And no local team has ever been in a BCS championship game, so that would be a first.
“But if Missouri loses to Auburn – which is probably likely – it will end up being a forgotten season. It would be anti climatic. And they’re already not getting much love from the national press.”