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.
COLUMBIA — The Missouri football team released its first game-week depth chart of the year Monday, and a few lingering questions were answered.
Through the Missouri football team’s first two preseason scrimmages, the Tigers’ unproven passing game displayed great improvement, racking up 10 passing touchdowns without allowing an interception. The defense got its comeuppance Thursday.
Middle Tennessee has agreed to a three-game deal with Missouri with the series starting in 2016 and featuring a trip by the Southeastern Conference team to Tennessee in 2022.
When the Citrus Bowl ended on January 1 and brought a conclusion to the Missouri football team’s season, a clock in the Tigers’ locker room began counting down to the first game of the following season.
Corbin Berkstresser’s timing could have been better. The Missouri quarterback was thrust into a starting role in 2012 as a redshirt freshman when starter James Franklin was sidelined with injuries.
Thursday’s score won’t go in the Missouri football team’s record book, but it was a meaningful win for the Tigers nonetheless. Half the Tigers, anyway.
The Missouri football team plays its second intrasquad scrimmage of fall camp at 7:15 a.m. today at Faurot Field.
After a redshirt season and a year of mainly special-teams work, Joey Burkett is now set to see the field as Missouri’s second-string weakside linebacker. But his role isn’t the only thing that’s bigger about Burkett this training camp.