Purrfect Tigers Want More

1 decade 2 years 10 months ago Sunday, October 01 2006 Oct 1, 2006 Sunday, October 01, 2006 10:26:55 PM CDT October 01, 2006 in Tiger Talk

There's good reason to celebrate for the Missouri football team. The Tigers advanced to 5-0 and opened their conference schedule on Saturday, with a 28-13 win over the Colorado Buffalos. But if the players are excited about the perfect start, they're not saying it.

"It feels like 1-0 to me. It's nothing real big to me, you know, it's just another game on the schedule, you know what I'm saying, it's over with now. We gotta try to go into next week, you know what I'm saying, try to be 1-0 next week," said defensive end Xzavie Jackson.

"We're just working on being 1-0 next week, you know we had a good game today, but we gotta flush that and get ready for next week," added defensive lineman Lorenzo Williams.

This win could be looked at as a statement to everyone who questioned the Tiger's top 25 ranking.

"You know that's for the fans and that's for everyone else to worry about, but we just wanna go out there and play our A-game every snap of the game," said quarterback Chase Daniel.

Maybe it's because no one on Mizzou's 2006 roster was even born the last time the Tigers were undefeated after 5 games, but this team isn't interested in being 5-0.

"It's not enough. 5-0 is good, but 6-0 sounds a lot better."

A bit of bad news for the Tigers, cornerback Dominique Johnson will miss the rest of the season, with a torn knee ligament. Johnson started the first four games of the season, before Hardy Ricks started in his place yesterday. The Tigers next play at Texas Tech Saturday night at 6.

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