Special teams not so special for MU right now
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The fourth quarter of games was a strength for Missouri last year.
It’s been anything but this season.
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel was blunt in his assessment of the Tigers’ fourth-quarter woes this season: the kicking game must improve. After winning the fourth quarter 143-59 last year, the Tigers have been outscored 37-14 in the final frame this year.
The Tigers blew a 17-9 third-quarter lead against Georgia, and nearly squandered a 24-7 lead Saturday against Arizona State.
While it’s been a mix of issues that has included turnovers, Pinkel made it clear the Tigers must get a grip on the situation at kicker to see an improvement in fourth quarter scoring.
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