Thought I'd pass on some of the more interesting pieces of information from MU's weekly media guide...


TJ Moe and Michael Egnew are among the nation's leaders in receptions. (Photo by the Columbia Tribune's Parker Eshelman.  See this photo and plenty others in the Tiger Extra).

  • Through six non-conference games as a starter Blaine Gabbert has completed 147 of 210 pass attempts (70%) for 1,662 yards, 14 touchdowns, and no interceptions.  That gives him a quarterback rating of 158.48 in those games.
  • TJ Moe's 23 receptions this year put him in a tie for first place in the NCAA.  Michael Egnew's 16 catches rank 9th nationally.  Egnew has more catches than any other tight end in the country.  Prior to this season, Moe and Egnew combined for nine catches.
  • Through two games the Missouri defense has forced nine turnovers.  That ties them with Florida and Idaho for best in the nation.
  • Mizzou has intercepted three passes in consecutive games for the first time since 1995.
  • Gary Pinkel's next victory will be his 70th at Missouri.  He is currently 69-46 (.600) at Mizzou.
  • Missouri has won 19 straight non-conference games.  The Tigers last non-con loss was in 2005 to New Mexico.
  • One final note:  Gary Pinkel's interviews are usually a bit dull.  However, today he spoke for several minutes about new things Mizzou is doing to keep players mentally tough.  I didn't take notes, so I'm paraphrasing here, but Missouri players are now meeting with a sports psychologist to stay mentally strong throughout the season.  Pinkel said Missouri is, "On the cutting edge," when it comes to the mental side of football.  Among the things players talk about with the psychologist is how to react after good and bad plays.  I don't know if I was more interested that Missouri was doing this, or just surprised that they hadn't been doing this previously.  Pinkel talks about "focus," all the time.  He said he finally got sick of talking about it and decided to do something about it.