COLUMBIA MO - NOVEMBER 13: Quarterback Blaine Gabbert #11 of the Missouri Tigers carries the ball during the game against the Kansas State Wildcats on November 13 2010 at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium in Columbia Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Mizzou Enters Border War Week As 25-Point Favorite Over Kansas

The 2010 Border War is coming. Check out Rock M Nation and Rock Chalk Talk for more on the game.

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Missouri Tigers Vs. Kansas Jayhawks: If James Sims Runs, KU Has A Shot

The Kansas Jayhawks are huge underdogs against the Missouri Tigers this weekend in the 2010 edition of the Border War. Vegas has pegged the Jayhawks as 25 point 'dogs against Mizzou so clearly KU is going to be looking for every advantage they can.

One of those advantages is James Sims and it's a pretty clear one. If Sims rushes for more than 100 yards, KU wins. Simple, right? Well, that's the way it's gone all year for KU. Via KC Star:

"As we have looked back at our last 11 games that we’ve played, the one common denominator is in the three games we’ve won, James Sims has had over 100 yards in all three of those games," Gill said. "So that’s something that we’ve seen that has pushed us forward to get W’s, so we’ll see if we can get that done."
Indeed, Sims has rushed for over 100 yards three times this season and all three of those games make up KU's victories for the year. Unfortunately for Kansas, Mizzou's defense has been pretty solid all year so getting 100 yards on the ground from Sims won't be the easiest thing in the world.

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Missouri Tigers Vs. Kansas Jayhawks: Mizzou Is A 25-Point Favorite

College football oddmakers have spoken and they like the Missouri Tigers over the Kansas Jayhawks. A lot.

Like, by nearly four touchdowns.

The line for this weekend's game between Missouri and Kansas is sitting at 25 points in favor of Mizzou. Looking at it by the stats, Missouri is a much, much better team. There's really no contest here. The Tigers offense is clearly much better and their defense has been playing, overall, at a high level this season.

Kansas hasn't generated much of anything offensively or defensively in any sort of consistent fashion. There's not much of a reason to think they have a chance in this game.

Except...this is a rivalry game. The last three games have been decided by 2, 3 and 8 -- two by Mizzou and one by Kansas. It seems like these types of games are always close.

Missouri is the better team but I'm thinking the line is too high right now.

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Missouri Tigers Vs. Kansas Jayhawks: Border War Will See Jordan Webb At QB

The Missouri Tigers and Kansas Jayhawks will meet this weekend at Arrowhead Stadium for the 2010 edition of the Border War. The Tigers, 9-2, are heavily favored to beat the KU football team for a second consecutive year. Mizzou won the 2009 Border War, 41-39.

Missouri has won three of the last four against Kansas in the Border War and this one may mean something for Missouri. They're already bowl-eligible but they're hoping to get into the Big 12 Championship game. The Nebraska Cornhuskers will host the Colorado Buffaloes this weekend and a Nebraska loss plus a Mizzou win would put the Tigers in the Big 12 Championship game and a shot at a BCS game.

Kansas enters the game with a familiar face at QB -- Jordan Webb. Turner Gill announced on Tuesday that it would be Webb who would get the call at QB this week. Third string QB Quinn Mecham had been starting with Webb suffering from a shoulder injury. Now that Webb is fully healthy, he's the man.

The Tigers really should take care of business in this game as Kansas' offense has been non-existent in recent weeks. Save the comeback against Colorado, Kansas' offense has been pretty underwhelming. Missouri has much more at stake and they're simply the better team.

But that hasn't stopped KU from winning this thing in the past. Missouri leads the all-time series 55-54-9 so a Jayhawks victory would tie them up once again.

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