Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Missouri will celebrate the contributions of a stellar senior class Saturday night in Columbia at the Tigers' final home game of the season against Kansas State. These 23 seniors have helped direct the Tigers to their first North Division title last season and a chance for another one this year.
But Nov. 8 hasn't always been a pleasant date in Missouri football history. Here are a couple of infamous happenings that marked the day in the Tigers' previous history.
Nov. 8, 1986 - No. 4 Oklahoma 77, Missouri 0 (Norman, Okla.) - Jamelle Holloway rushed for 117 yards as the Sooners gashed a weak Missouri defense for 681 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns. Oklahoma scored touchdowns on its first seven possessions as Oklahoma kicker Tim Lasher's 11 extra points set a Big Eight record. It was Oklahoma's biggest winning margin since the Sooners harpooned Kingfisher College, 157-0, in 1919.
Nov. 8, 1997 - No. 1 Nebraska 45, Missouri 38 (OT) (Columbia, Mo.) - Wide receiver Matt Davison saved the undefeated Cornhuskers' season with a diving catch of a kicked ball on the last play of regulation, enabling the Cornhuskers to eventually escape with a wild overtime victory. Scott Frost then scored on a 12-yard run in overtime for the game-winning touchdown, which was then punctuated by a fourth-down sack of Missouri quarterback Corby Jones to preserve the victory. Jones finished with 233 yards and three touchdowns passes. Frost passed for 175 yards and rushed for 141 more.