It isn’t exactly Ohio State, what with the Buckeyes’ seemingly endless cycle of talented quarterbacks, but the Missouri football team hasn’t lacked for intrigue behind center this fall.
A handful of streaks are on the line today as the Missouri Tigers take on Arkansas State in their first road game of the year (6 p.m., WatchESPN). For one, the Tigers haven’t lost a true road game since November 2012. They haven’t lost a regular season game in their last seven tries, either. And then there’s Evan Boehm’s 41-game streak of making a start on Missouri’s offensive line.
Alec Abeln didn’t exactly have time to stop and smell the roses.
Missouri cornerback Aarion Penton wanted to get a touchdown Saturday in his new role of punt returner. Little did he know, he wouldn’t have to move from his old position to do it.
The Missouri Tigers entered the fall knowing they would be opening the season with a new punter. They didn’t know they’d need a kickoff specialist, too.
The Missouri Tigers have been dealt their fair share of losses at wide receiver.
Missouri center Evan Boehm and running back Russell Hansbrough are both questionable for the Tigers’ Saturday night game at Arkansas State.
Kentrell Brothers did a lot of talking on the first day of fall camp. The senior linebacker began the year with his fair share of complaints — everything from falling to a third-team all-Southeastern Conference preseason selection to not being chosen as a team captain.
There was the good: two surprising touchdowns. There was the bad: two potentially costly injuries. And then there was Drew Lock.
It took less than an hour into the Missouri football season for Drew Lock to see the field.
Kentrell Brothers had a career-best 16 tackles and blocked a punt that was returned for a touchdown for No. 24 Missouri, which opened with a 34-3 victory over Southeast Missouri State on Saturday.
When the Missouri football team takes on Southeast Missouri State today, it will be just the fourth time the Tigers have played an in-state opponent, according to the Missouri athletic department. The Tigers are undefeated all-time against such teams.
For a team that has won the Southeastern Conference’s East Division the past two seasons, the Missouri Tigers sure have some important questions that need answering. That’s no different than most teams on college football’s opening weekend — which the No. 24 Tigers begin today at home against Southeast Missouri State (3 p.m., SEC Network+).
The Missouri football team listed eight freshman on its depth chart for the Tigers’ season opener today against Southeast Missouri State. Alec Abeln, a sophomore out of St. Louis University High School, is not one of them. But Abeln might be as fresh as any player expected to contribute today for the Tigers.
When you’re coming off consecutive division championships, experience is always a plus. The Missouri football team returns 13 starters on offense and defense, and a handful of positions such as offensive line, secondary and quarterback are particularly experienced.