Vowed to reporters he and his teammates would be watching film of the Sooners during the plane ride home on their cell phones.
â€œWe have to start thinking about Oklahoma because they are a great football team," said Gabbert, who refused to bask in Missouriâ€™s most impressive win in three years.
"We have to get an extra edge on those guys."
The 6-0 Tigers appear to be a serious football team. And they are serious about next weekendâ€™s primetime showdown vs. the Sooners in Columbia.
Consider the Sooners â€” who destroyed Iowa State 52-0 a few hours later Saturday at Owen Field â€” serious about next weekendâ€™s game, too.
Said linebacker Travis Lewis: â€œMissouri is going to be a tough challenge. Iâ€™m excited. ... They got us circled. Weâ€™ve got them circled. I know they were talking a little trash, that they had us circled before the season even started. That they wanted to play us.
â€œThey need to get some film in. Because weâ€™re coming to Missouri.â€
The No. 19 Tigers sure looked ready during a 30-9 dismantling of Texas A&M.
â€œTo go down there and win like that, 30-9, is impressive,â€ said Sooner coach Bob Stoops. â€œIâ€™m sure it has our attention already. I didnâ€™t know the score. Thatâ€™s a strong win. Theyâ€™re playing well.â€
Spearheading Missouriâ€™s surprise start has been a surprisingly stingy defense thatâ€™s allowed only 65 points all season, the fewest the Tigers have allowed through six games since 1973.
Offensively, Gabbert also seems to have regained his touch, completing 31 of 47 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns against the Aggies.