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Tigers defensive back seals Missouri win

Tigers defensive back seals Missouri win

No kneeling for Walker on kickoff return

September 16th, 2012 in News

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Missouri defensive back Kenronte Walker was so excited after he intercepted a pass in the end zone, he just kept running instead of kneeling down for a touchback.

"I was telling the team "Get down, because he knows he's not supposed to run with the ball, he's supposed to get down,'" Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said. "He got out of bounds. He didn't get hit there. I was going to go tackle him myself."

The truth is, Pinkel probably would have grabbed him in a big bear hug.

Walker, who also made a key pass breakup in the final minutes, sealed Missouri's 24-20 win against Arizona State on Saturday at Faurot Field.

It was a game the Tigers (2-1, 0-1 SEC) tried their hardest to give away on a night redshirt freshman Corbin Berkstresser made his first career start for ....