October 16, 2008

Three keys to a Tiger victory

Each week, PowerMizzou.com breaks down the upcoming matchup from every available angle. On Thursday, we take a look at three keys to the Tigers coming out with a win. Today, we break down the keys against the Texas Longhorns:

Block Brian Orakpo

In reality, this should probably extend to the entire Missouri offensive line against the entire Texas defensive line. That's the key matchup in this game. But Orakpo is the star. He has eight sacks and has simply been all over the field. He will be matched up against redshirt freshman Elvis Fisher who, for the first time, struggled some last week. This is the biggest individual matchup. Missouri has to find a way to keep Orakpo out of the backfield consistently. If they don't, and Chase Daniel has to hurry, the Horns could come up with multiple turnovers.

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