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Tigers get another shot
Missouri confident it can win its rematch with the Sooners

By Jake Trotter Modified: November 26, 2007 at 5:56 am •  Published: November 26, 2007
The Sooners have heard enough.

Enough about Missouri's unstoppable offense.

Enough about Missouri's vast improvement.

And especially enough about Missouri giving away its first game with Oklahoma.

The No. 1-ranked Tigers enter the Big 12 Championship game this weekend against OU with enough hype to solve the energy crisis.

Hype largely coming from the Tigers themselves after the knocked off Kansas 36-28 to win the Big 12 North.

And the tough-talking Tigers want another shot at the Sooners after losing the first time, 41-31.

Said receiver Jeremy Maclin: "We let one slip away the last time we played Oklahoma. This time I think we'll be ready.”

Said cornerback Castine Bridges: "Ever since we lost, we came into the locker room and said that we need to see them again. Now it is happening, we get to play them again.”

Said quarterback Chase Daniel: "After we watched the film, we (saw we) gave the ballgame away in the fourth quarter. We were up 24-23, then self-destructed. We're a much more mature team now and we're ready.”

Don't think the Sooners haven't been listening.

"Hopefully we can get in their way,” defensive coordinator Brent Venables said.

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