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Mizzou vs. Nebraska: Huskers Open As Touchdown Favorite Over Tigers

The biggest game in the Big 12 to this point was Mizzou's 36-27 victory over then No. 1 Oklahoma on Saturday. The Tigers are now No. 6 in the BCS facing Nebraska in what is now the biggest Big 12 game to date.

The Huskers open the week as seven point favorites over the Tigers. The game is in Lincoln, NE so I can see why Nebraska is favored. It's interesting that this will be the second straight week an undefeated Mizzou team enters a game as an underdog.

The matchup that will draw headlines will be Blaine Gabbert vs. Taylor Martinez. They're two of the best in the country at their positions, although completely different types of quarterbacks.

The game will also have huge BCS standings implications as the sixth ranked Tigers face the 14th ranked Huskers. Via SB Nation's Andy Hutchins:

Missouri, by virtue of a win over the BCS' top-ranked team, might enter the national championship race as a dark-horse with some upward mobility. The Tigers will also play Nebraska next week, and could use back-to-back wins over the Big 12 blue-bloods to spring into the BCS Championship Game discussion.

It would be so huge for Mizzou. So huge. They're not expected to win but we'll see how things shakeout in Lincoln next week.