During the Missouri defense’s meeting Thursday, two days before playing at Florida, coordinator Dave Steckel had graduate assistants hand each player a business card with the Mizzou logo that read “Takeaways = victory.”
Missouri senior Marcus Murphy, who returned a punt and kickoff for a touchdown at Florida and also scored on a 5-yard run, was chosen Monday as the SEC special teams player of the week. Teammate Shane Ray, a junior defensive end and Bishop Miege graduate, was the conference’s defensive lineman of the week.
David Shaw has answered questions about Stanford's ability to remain a football powerhouse since he succeeded Jim Harbaugh as coach in January 2011, and the debate fires up any time his team begins to slide.
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With research by STATS, The Associated Press looked at how teams rise and fall in the AP Top 25 after winning and losing conference games this season and over the past five seasons to try see if Southeastern Conference teams are gaining more and being punished less than when teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 play conference games.