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Vanderbilt defensive tackle says Commodores took Mizzou for granted

Missouri Tigers wide receiver L’Damian Washington scored during a 51-28 victory at Vanderbilt last season.
Missouri Tigers wide receiver L’Damian Washington scored during a 51-28 victory at Vanderbilt last season. The Kansas City Star

When Missouri played at Vanderbilt in football last season, Commodores defensive tackle Adam Butler wasn’t a believer in the Tigers. Mizzou’s 51-28 triumph in Nashville made an impression.

“Seems like Missouri sort of snuck on many teams, teams didn’t expect that,” said Butler, a sophomore from Duncanville, Texas.

Butler said Vandy’s victory in Columbia the previous year was a factor in taking the Tigers’ lightly.

“A lot of comments I heard was, ‘They were cake,’ and ‘we should be fine.’ We took them for granted and we paid for it.”

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