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Win in 2008 over Mizzou propelled Cowboys

by John Helsley Modified: October 16, 2011 at 9:57 pm •  Published: October 16, 2011

Still, Mizzou remains dangerous and stands unbeaten at home.

Of course, the Cowboys are unbeaten on the road, not just this year but last and more, a span of eight games. And they're 13-3 on the road dating back to that 2008 trip to Missouri.

“I remember that game well,” Weeden said. “It was a good environment, they were No. 3 in the country, were No. 17. I mean, we went up there and played unbelievable.

“Damian Davis catching that ball that wasn't even thrown to him… I remember it like it was yesterday.”

And those memories should come in handy – again – when the Cowboys bid to extend one of the nation's best road winning streaks at Mizzou.

Lingering all the way back to the offseason, one hesitation in labeling OSU a national title contender has been the potential travel traps. But already, trips to Tulsa, A&M and Texas have been cleared.

Now, if the Cowboys can finish this back-to-back, Austin-to-Columbia double dip, a promising end comes into view.

“Everybody pointed to these two games as kind of the crucial games,” Weeden said of Texas and Missouri. “A&M was huge, but these two games, back-to-back, on the road, everybody kind of pointed to these.”

While most of us crave what Bedlam could bring, Cowboys coaches resist all thoughts to skip ahead. And that is wise, with work to be done at Missouri and beyond.

“Everybody talks about a playoff, here it is,” said OSU offensive coordinator Todd Monken. “Keep winning. We don't want to eliminate the process.

“Just keep winning games. Just keep playing well the next week. Then you have a chance.”