By RPT, Rock M Nation
Colorado fans will try to claim historical bragging rights for the Missouri/Colorado series, propelled mostly by 12 straight wins from 1985-96 during one of the darkest periods in Mizzou football history. But with the series coming to an indefinite halt with the Buffaloes' move to the Pac-10, it's time to take a broader view.
With the win on Saturday, the Tigers lead the all-time series, 42-31-3, and send the Buffs westward with five straight losses to Missouri. The shutout of Colorado was Missouri's second in a row at home in the series, as Colorado's last points in Columbia came early in the third quarter in 2006, running Colorado's streak of Faurot futility to 149 minutes of play. The Tigers' 26-0 win on Saturday pushed the aggregate between the two teams to a 203-40 total in Mizzou's favor in the last five games, including a stretch of 139 consecutive points from the first quarter in 2007 to the second quarter in 2009. Forget road trips to Boulder -- it's the recent stretch of dominance Missouri fans will miss most.
And, for a final thought, I'll submit without comment what the Tigers Lair group of the Missouri student section spelled out with painted chests: "Be careful next year CU. The Pac-10 doesn't allow fifth downs."