December 27, 2006

Sun Bowl preview: the Tiger defense

With the Sun Bowl only a few days away, BeaverBlitz.com will be previewing the Missouri Tigers through the eyes of Gabe DeArmond, Editor of Power Mizzou who was kind enough to take time out to give valuable insight into the Missouri Tigers. Yesterday we looked at the offense, today we look at the defense and special teams.

The 2006 season was a tale of two halves for the Missouri defense. After four
weeks, the Tigers led the country in total defense and were near the top in sacks.
But over the last half of the year, Missouri had trouble stopping anybody, especially
on the ground. Not coincidentally, the Tigers followed a 6-and-0 start with a
2-and-4 finish.



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