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Missouri Tigers Vs. Iowa State Cyclones: What They're Saying About The Game

The Missouri Tigers beat the Iowa State Cyclones 14-0 on Saturday evening in Ames, Iowa. Here's what people are saying about the game.

Missouri Tigers: Mizzou's defense pitches shutout at Iowa State -
Missouri remains alive in the Big 12 North race after a shutout win on the road at Iowa State. It was the second conference shutout by the defense. The Iowa State offense out-gained the Tigers 332 to 306 yards from scrimmage.

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The whitewashing at Iowa State blew even more dust off the record books as the first shutout of a conference opponent on the road since the halcyon days of coach Dan Devine, whose 1967 Tigers won 7-0 at Oklahoma State. "It is great to play defense like that around here at Missouri," said MU coach Gary Pinkel, who’s in his 10th season. "That is probably the best defense we’ve played since we’ve been here."

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"Momentum-wise, that was huge for us," Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said. "We scored on that drive and the way our defense was playing, that was really good."

Jury-rigged Missouri defense holds together Tiger Extra - Mizzou Sports |
The latest in a long line of missing persons was starting safety Jasper Simmons, who was indefinitely suspended for undisclosed reasons — perhaps he protested a position switch to nosetackle — so more rearrangements were made. Jarrell Harrison switched back from linebacker to his original safety spot. In long-yardage situations, safety Tavon Bolden subbed in as a nickelback. Because Will Ebner’s neck was still too stiff to play, no backup linebackers played all night.

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The Tigers beat the Cyclones 14-0 on the way to their ninth win of the season.

Mizzou grinds out a win
"We bend a little bit," MU coach Gary Pinkel said, "but we find ways to make plays." That was particularly crucial on a tepid night for the MU offense, which was outgained 332-306 by Iowa State.

MU-Iowa State game report -
Reason to hope: Missouri can win 10 games for the third time in four seasons if it beats Kansas next Saturday in the Border War at Arrowhead Stadium. Reason to mope: Well, you have to go over to the Iowa State sideline. The Cyclones are done for the year at 5-7, failing to following up on last season’s bowl game despite another fine coaching job by Paul Rhodes.

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Two missed field goals by Iowa State's Grant Mahoney were obviously huge. That said, Missouri knows any road win in the Big 12 is good, and with Nebraska currently struggling with Texas A&M in College Station, their Big 12 North hopes are still alive.