Here's a sampling of what the media is saying before Mizzou and Texas A&M meet on Saturday.
Texas A&M Vs. Missouri: Game Preview - I Am The 12th Man
A&M heads into their sixth game of the 2010 season on a two-game losing streak after losses to Oklahoma State and Arkansas by a combined 10 points. A talented team that has held itself back with turnovers and untimely penalties the last two weeks, A&M has a chance to show everyone that they are a good team when they face #19/21 Missouri tomorrow at 11 AM on Fox Sports Net. More importantly, a win over a ranked Missouri team would give A&M a signature win to build off of this season, and give the fans a sign that this team is coming close to achieving its potential.
Aggies' to-do list is a short one: limit turnovers
Statistics can be manipulated, but one specific set of numbers rarely tells an inaccurate tale. That's the number of turnovers a team has lost. And coming into today's game against Missouri, Texas A&M has committed 18 of them, divided evenly among fumbles and interceptions. Only one other school of the 120 that compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision has committed more — winless New Mexico, with 20.
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For the first time this season, the Missouri football team will venture outside the state for today’s game at Texas A&M, where the traditional greeting is "howdy" and the conversationender is "gig ’em." If you say "hello" and "goodbye," you will be exposed as an interloper, although probably allowed to pass without incident unless you happen to be a Texas Longhorn or former Texas Tech Coach Mike Leach, who once famously asked about A&M’s Corps of Cadets, "How come they get to pretend they are soldiers?"
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The game is A&M's first at home in almost a month. ... There are 28 players from Texas on Missouri's roster. ... The series is tied at 3-3 since the inception of the Big 12. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel is 3-1 against Texas A&M. ... The Tigers are 9-3 in road games since 2007. The Aggies are undefeated at home this season. ... Texas A&M's 18 turnovers are second most in the FBS this season behind New Mexico's 20. ... Missouri's first 6-0 start came in 1899 and the most recent was in 2006.
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Texas A&M 28, Missouri 21. How mentally tough is Mike Sherman's program? The Aggies have been underwhelming, and savvy QB Jerrod Johnson has been shaky with the ball in the last two games. My hunch is Texas A&M responds at home if Tim DeRuyter's improved defense plays well. The Tigers will make their first road trip of the season Saturday.
If Gabbert can’t play, MU’s Franklin might be capable replacement at QB against Texas A&M - KansasCity.com
Franklin said he was confident Gabbert, who suffered a high hip pointer against Colorado, would start today. But Franklin, a true freshman, also said he prepared all week to be Missouri’s starting quarterback at A&M. "They always talk to us about that," he said. "Just because you may be second or third string, you always have to be prepared because you never know what could happen."