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We examine who's stock is rising and who's is falling after Missouri's latest beating of Colorado.

Three Up:

Anytime a team shuts out an opponent, it goes without saying that the defense played well.  This week there were a lot of solid candidates for the "Three Up," section.  Among those just missing the cut were Jacquies Smith, Zaviar Gooden and Kenji Jackson.  Offensively, an honorable mention goes to James Franklin.

uparrowgKip Edwards - So. - CB

There's been a lot of praise this year for cornerbacks Carl Gettis and Kevin Rutland.  Saturday was Edwards' turn to break out.  With exception to his ridiculous slip and fall on Faurot Field's track following his interception, Rutland was outstanding against Colorado.  Edwards had Mizzou's lone interception to go along with seven tackles including a sack where he annihilated Tyler Hansen.

uparrowgTerrell Resonno/Dominique Hamilton - Jr. - DT's

All year fans have considered Mizzou's defensive tackles as the defense's weak spot.  That wasn't the case Saturday.  Starting defensive tackles Terrell Resonno and Dominique Hamilton dominated the line of scrimmage shutting down a pretty decent Colorado rushing attack.  The roommates combined for 7 tackles, a sack, and a blocked field goal.  However, stats don't always tell the whole story with defensive tackles.  These two were in the backfield all night long.  On media day on Monday, Hamilton said it's the defense's goal each week to leave everyone saying, "Wow, who are those guys?  They're good."  Mission accomplished last week.

uparrowgJarrell Harrison - Sr. - S

Missouri's safeties have played very well so far this year.  None better than Jarrell Harrison.  The senior safety who got himself in some trouble during the offseason is now causing trouble for opposing offenses.  Saturday against Colorado Harrison led the team with 11 tackles.  Overall, his 33 tackles lead the Tigers.

Three Down:

down_arrowRunning Backs

Missouri's leading rusher was James Franklin.  The Tiger's second leading rusher was punter Trey Barrow.  Ouch.  Against CU Mizzou's running backs ran 18 times for just 54 yards.  That's an average of just 3 yards per carry.  Mizzou will have to be able to run the ball better than that if they're going to have success in these next four games.

down_arrowOffensive Line

I'll be honest.  I didn't really pay attention (or can't remember) the offensive line play all that much.  But if the backs are only getting three yards per carry some of that has to fall on the O-lineman.  They've been doing a good job in pass protection, but CU's front seven is far from dominant.  Mizzou should have been able to run the ball better.

down_arrowBlaine Gabbert - Jr. - QB

You look at Gabbert's line and it looks like a pretty efficient day in the office.  17-29, 190 yards and two touchdowns.  Not bad.  But early in the game, the Mizzou offense was struggling and a lot of it was because of errant Gabbert throws.  Missouri went three and out on their first three possessions.  On third downs of those drives Gabbert threw two incomplete passes and took a sack.  Missouri can't afford slow starts like that in their upcoming stretch of games.