Missouri Rolls over Southeastern Louisiana
Mizzou football did what upper level SEC teams are supposed to do with members of the NCAA's "Championship Subdivision" last night. Missouri 62 Southeastern Louisiana 10.
Mizzou started fast and they got scores from the offense, defense and special teams.
--It was good to see over 62-thousand in attendance despite the weak opponent and threatening weather. I can remember times when less than half that number would have turned out on a perfect weather day--even for a conference opponent.
--Freshman WR Dorial Green-Beckham got a nice round of applause when he made his first career catch. Green-Beckham also came up with a leaping twisting grab along the sidelines in front of the Tiger's bench.
--DGB isn't the only receiver worth paying attention to either. QB James Franklin looked solid from the start and backup Corbin Berkstresser showed a strong, accurate arm when he came in during the second half.
--The defensive line has been a strength of the Tigers for several years. This DL is no exception. The front 7 appears to be SEC-ready. I'm a wary of a couple of the spots in the secondary.
--We'll learn a lot about the '12 Missouri Tigers and how they fit into the SEC next Saturday night when Georgia ventures into mid-Missouri.
--The move to the Southeastern Conference also means some changes for fans attending the games. Exiting the stadium at halftime is no longer allowed. Parking has been changed for some to increase the amount of space for RV's. Evidently, several SEC programs travel like Nebraska used to.