Posted by Tom Fornelli
If you were expecting Missouri to get run out of the stadium against Oklahoma tonight, well, you're finding yourself pretty surprised at the moment aren't you? The Tigers head to the locker room at halftime with a 17-14 lead over the top-ranked team in the BCS.
Mizzou got started right on the opening kickoff when Gahn McGaffle returned the opening kick 86 yards for a touchdown, and since then, while the offense hasn't been spectacular, it's been good enough to hold a lead.
Though Oklahoma has offered Missouri some help. The Sooners have two turnovers in the first half, and both of them came while Oklahoma was inside Missouri's 20-yard line. The first came when Landry Jones was intercepted by defensive end Aldon Smith on a screen pass, which Smith took back 58 yards to the Sooners 28-yard line to set up Missouri's second touchdown of the night. The second turnover came on the next drive when Mossis Madu caught a bubble screen and coughed up the ball.
If not for those two turnovers, you have to think that Oklahoma would have at least a 20-14 lead right now.
Still, considering the mistakes, the Sooners can't be all that upset about being down three points on the road against a Missouri team that's proving itself to be pretty good on national television tonight.