No. 1 Missouri Gets Second Shot At Oklahoma For Big 12 Title

Monday, November 26th 2007, 7:37 am
By: News On 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Missouri's rise to No. 1 included one setback against Oklahoma.

To play for a national title, the Tigers must repay that debt and play even better than they have so far.

Missouri (11-1) has been challenged in each of the last three victories, hanging on at the end of Saturday's 36-28 victory over second-ranked Kansas.

That tempered the elation a bit following the victory over their border rival in the biggest game ever for both schools, immediately turning attention to the next task: the Big 12 championship game against the ninth-ranked Sooners.

Oklahoma (10-2) has won 17 of the last 18 in the series including a 41-31 victory on Oct. 13 in Norman, getting three second-half touchdown runs by Chris Brown while taking advantage of crucial mistakes by Missouri.