COLUMBIA — The Missouri football team has been anything but convincing the past two weeks, pulling out consecutive nailbiters against non-conference opponents Arkansas State and Connecticut. It showed Sunday, when the Tigers dropped three spots in both the coaches’ and Associated Press polls.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Stanley “Boom” Williams opened Kentucky’s season with a 75-yard touchdown run and hasn’t looked back since.
COLUMBIA – The Missouri Tigers won a pair of games from Lakeland Community College on Friday by scores of 16-4 and 11-0.
The Missouri Tigers established a new M.O. last season by winning games on the backs of their defense — and occasionally in spite of their offense. Missouri is taking that to a new extreme this season.
Anthony Sherrils dreamt what it might be like. Three or four weeks ago, he said. In his dream, he intercepted a pass for the first time in his career and brought the return up the right sideline.
Russell Hansbrough’s senior season began about as well as he could have expected. Until it didn’t.
Saturday morning, it was unsure whether Terry Beckner Jr. would play in Missouri’s game against Connecticut. Monday, he was listed as Missouri’s starting defensive tackle.
Missouri freshman quarterback Drew Lock threw all of one pass in Missouri’s Week 2 win at Arkansas State, and it wasn’t a pretty one.
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel met with media Saturday for the first time since four of his players were involved in a car accident the day before.
Missouri defeated Connecticut on Saturday with a score more worthy of a high-scoring baseball contest, 9-6. But after a season and change of winning games with a defense-first mentality, coach Gary Pinkel appeared nonplussed.
The Connecticut and Missouri football teams are each 2-0.
Much has been made of Missouri defensive lineman Charles Harris’ background as a basketball player. Coach Gary Pinkel frequently mentions Harris’ recruitment process during which Missouri was able to spot a diamond in the rough while judging his footage on the hardcourt.
Missouri freshman defensive lineman Terry Beckner Jr. was involved in a car accident at approximately 4 p.m. Friday at the intersection of College and University avenues. Redshirt freshman receivers DeSean Blair and Keyon Dilosa and redshirt freshman tailback Trevon Walters were passengers in Beckner’s car, according to a release from the Missouri athletic department.
It has been a while since the Missouri football team had to worry about the tailback position.
For a player who began the year with three career catches, Wesley Leftwich sure does have a lot of experience. At least, that’s what his teammates and coaches say.