For the past four years, either Missouri or Georgia has represented the East in the Southeastern Conference championship game. The Tigers and Bulldogs find themselves on the outside looking in as they face off today (6:30 p.m., SEC Network) in Athens, Ga.
Drew Lock has gotten plenty of firsts out of the way his true freshman season — probably more than he expected. His first snap, first pass and first completion, all on the same play. His first touchdown, his first interception and, in a surprise turn, his first start when starter Maty Mauk was suspended indefinitely.
It would be hard to muster too many complaints about the Missouri defense after its performance in the first six games of the season. The Tigers are holding teams to 13.5 points per game (ninth in the country, best in the Southeastern Conference) and 275.8 yards per game (11th nationally).
When Missouri punter Corey Fatony first got to campus, senior linebacker Kentrell Brothers thought he was a running back.
Florida quarterback Will Grier completed 20-of-33 passes for 208 yards Saturday in the Gators’ 21-3 defeat of Missouri.
For the first time since 2012, the Tigers — the two-time defending Southeastern Conference East Division champions — dropped a second SEC game in a season, falling 21-3 to No. 11 Florida in the Homecoming game.
When Missouri and Florida met at “The Swamp” last year, the Tigers blew out the Gators in unusual fashion, gaining just 20 yards through the air and 119 total but still winning 42-13 thanks to six takeaways and four return touchdowns.
Missouri’s defense has been the Tigers’ stronger side of the ball this season, so it’s only natural that it would lend the offense a hand. Or, better yet, a pair of them.
Another year, another No. 56 racking up sacks for the Missouri Tigers.
Quarterback Drew Lock picked up a win in his first start Saturday against South Carolina, but Lock showing poise as a freshman is nothing new to senior center Evan Boehm.
Drew Lock hasn’t even been at Missouri long enough to get a Tigers backpack, but he’s about to get his second collegiate start.
Saturday’s game between Missouri and South Carolina was the first in Southeastern Conference history in which both teams started true freshmen at quarterback. Luckily for the Tigers, theirs didn’t show his age.
Missouri's 24-10 victory against South Carolina Saturday marked the first time in the history of the Southeastern Conference that two true freshman quarterbacks started in the same game.
The last time Missouri hosted the South Carolina football team, the Tigers started a freshman at quarterback. It was a surprise to no one as the freshman, Maty Mauk, was filling in for injured starter James Franklin.
The Missouri football team certainly wouldn’t mind if the black-and-gold uniform worn by Marcus Murphy this season was that of the Tigers and not the New Orleans Saints.