How the 'Moe Miracle' saved Missouri's season

Missouri lost its star running back before the season started and was about to lose to San Diego State. Then T.J. Moe took over. A look at how that play delivered the Tigers to Saturday night's battle of unbeatens against Oklahoma.
By JAKE TROTTER, Staff Writer, jtrotter@opubco.com Modified: October 21, 2010 at 7:58 pm •  Published: October 21, 2010

"We have a lot of things going for us," Moe said. "Our defense is playing really well. Our offense is starting to click.

"It's all starting to get rolling, and I think that's a good time to start doing that."

It all starting rolling with what Missouri fans now refer to as the "Moe Miracle."

"We've played in some of those tough games, too," said OU defensive coordinator Brent Venables. "Staying alive, believing, supporting each other, being prepared and ready for those opportunities to make those plays. It really does build your team when you're faced with adversity and you overcome it."

On paper, a come-from-behind, three-point win over San Diego State might not seem like much. In so many ways for Missouri, it was.

"When your backs are against the wall, and you find a way to succeed, that does nothing but help your confidence and attitude in those situations," Venables said. "A play here and a play there can make the difference obviously in a game.

"And certainly a season."


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