The Missouri Tigers hoped to come away with answers after the team’s third and final scrimmage of fall camp, but instead have question marks on the offensive line after St. Louis senior Jack Meiners sprained his knee. Head coach Gary Pinkel did not know the extent of the injury, but Meiners was carted off the field.
On the plus side for the offensive line, Pinkel knows that both Lee’s Summit native Evan Boehm and junior Max Copeland will see playing time on the o-line. Who wins the starting job will be determined after watching the film and Pinkel says the amount of playing time can change from week to week. If Meiners is out for an extended period of time, Boehm and Copeland will both become starters making Boehm the first freshman to ever start on the offensive line in Gary Pinkel’s tenure at Mizzou.
Dorial Green-Beckham showed why he’s the number one recruit in the country at wide receiver. On the opening play of the scrimmage, DGB took a short pass from Maty Mauk and raced down the middle of the field for a 65 yard touchdown.
James Franklin had a 28 yard touchdown run, which is near impossible in scrimmage with a no-contact green jersey, which means Franklin basically needs to be touched to be considered down.
The starters saw just 20 plays and then the scrimmage was turned over to the second and third string. Corbin Berkstresser was 14 of 25 for 116 yards with one interception and a touchdown that you’ll see in the video above.
Pinkel is concerned with his field goal kickers. Trey Barrow and Anthony Baggett were both just 3 for 7. They both made the identical kicks and missed from the same distances.