January 2, 2014

Cotton Question of the Day: Defensive keys

Missouri will renew acquaintances with Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl on January 3rd. Throughout the week, our experts that follow both programs will break down five key questions from both sides of the matchup.

Gabe DeArmond is the publisher at PowerMizzou.com and covers the Tigers on a daily basis. Jeff Johnson has a finger on the pulse of the Cowboys as the publisher of OStateIllustrated.com.

Defensively, what is the one thing OSU/Mizzou has to do to win?

Jeff Johnson: "First off, they need to maintain the level of play they have shown all season long. This is a very good OSU defense. Perhaps short of being a "great" one, but it's as good of a defense that has played in Stillwater in decades.

Specific to MU, managing to make the Tigers one-dimensional will...

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