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Sooners turn quickly to upcoming battle of unbeatens at Missouri

Oklahoma's 52-0 win over Iowa State sets up next Saturday's showdown at Columbia. Said OU linebacker Travis Lewis: "I hope they're ready, because we're coming.

By JAKE TROTTER, Staff Writer, jtrotter@opubco.com Modified: October 17, 2010 at 6:56 am •  Published: October 16, 2010

Right after his Missouri Tigers whipped Texas A&M in College Station, quarterback Blaine Gabbert turned his complete attention to Oklahoma.

Vowed to reporters he and his teammates would be watching film of the Sooners during the plane ride home on their cell phones.

“We have to start thinking about Oklahoma because they are a great football team," said Gabbert, who refused to bask in Missouri’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 weekend’s primetime showdown vs. the Sooners in Columbia.

Consider the Sooners — who destroyed Iowa State 52-0 a few hours later Saturday at Owen Field — serious about next weekend’s game, too.

Said linebacker Travis Lewis: “Missouri is going to be a tough challenge. I’m excited. ... They got us circled. We’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.

“They need to get some film in. Because we’re coming to Missouri.”

The No. 19 Tigers sure looked ready during a 30-9 dismantling of Texas A&M.

“To go down there and win like that, 30-9, is impressive,” said Sooner coach Bob Stoops. “I’m sure it has our attention already. I didn’t know the score. That’s a strong win. They’re playing well.”

Spearheading Missouri’s surprise start has been a surprisingly stingy defense that’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.

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