The Missouri Tigers defense will be looking for some redemption following their SEC Championship loss to Auburn. Those Tigers used the read option run game to their advantage against Mizzou. Oklahoma State could employ the same type of strategy on Friday when the 8th ranked Tigers take on the 13th ranked Cowboys in the Cotton Bowl Classic here in Dallas.
Below are some of the comments of Mizzou defensive standouts E.J. Gaines, Kony Ealy, Michael Sam and Andrew Wilson.
“The win would just prove that we belong in the SEC and we should be respected by everyone in that conference. Which I think we earned a lot of respect from our conference just the nation to show we belong where we are and we are one of the best in the country.”
“It motivated us a lot. We had a chip on our shoulder all throughout last season, through spring ball. We started the season unranked and no one thought anything of us. We carried that chip on our shoulder throughout this season.”