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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

opefully we can luck out again.”

In the teams' first meeting, Missouri led 24-23 heading into the fourth quarter, but had two turnovers inside its own territory, both leading to Sooner touchdowns.

"I've heard the rhetoric about their missed opportunities,” OU offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson said Sunday. "What people forget is that when we were down 24-23, we had a (12-play, 66-yard touchdown drive) to take control of the game.”

What Wilson forgot to mention was that OU fumbled on its first offensive play, leading to a quick Missouri touchdown.

In the rematch, the Sooners don't appear on paper to have much going for them.

This time, OU will be without dynamic runner DeMarco Murray (though he was a non-factor in the first game) and possibly Big 12 sack leader Auston English, who had two sacks against the Tigers. Missouri, meanwhile, now has leading rusher Tony Temple, who sat out in Norman with an ankle injury.

But perhaps OU will luck out once more. And have the star-crossed Tigers give the game away again.