Tigers to Face 'Blackout' in the Desert

8 years 8 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, September 08 2011 Sep 8, 2011 Thursday, September 08, 2011 1:04:00 PM CDT September 08, 2011 in Tiger Talk
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Missouri overcame a sluggish offense to win
its opener.

Next comes the real test.

After escaping with a win over Miami of Ohio, the 21st-ranked
Tigers move on to face Arizona State on what's expected to be a
steamy Friday night in the desert.

The Sun Devils rolled over UC Davis in their opener and will be
playing in front of a "Blackout," with 70,000-or-so fans dressed
in black to honor the team's new uniforms.

Missouri will have its hands full with Arizona State's fast,
hard-hitting defense and will be without two starting offensive
linemen, along with running back Kendial Lawrence, who broke his
leg last week.

The Tigers also will be missing two starters on defense against
a team that rolled up over 500 yards last week.

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