The good news for Missouri is that defensive end Markus Golden will be back on the field when the Tigers open SEC play at South Carolina on Saturday at 6 p.m. Golden missed the Indiana game after tweaking his hamstring in practice the Wednesday before.
However, the offense will be without a couple of pieces for an extended period of time. As I mentioned after the game, offensive lineman Anthony Gatti will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.
Brad McNulty will slide into the guard spot. Connor McGovern will move from tackle to guard, replacing Mitch Hall who struggled. At right tackle junior Taylor Chappell will make his first career start.
The wide receiver position, already thin past Jimmie Hunt and Bud Sasser, will now be without Darius White, who suffered a groin injury. Gary Pinkel said it will be a few weeks until White returns.
Pinkel talks about Evan Boehm’s struggles at center and scouting themselves on the offensive line.
Outside of Hunt, Sasser and White, the Tigers have a total of two catches coming from their other wide receivers. That’s when Wesley Leftwich caught two passes for ten yards in the South Dakota State game. Tight end Sean Culkin has seven catches, running backs Marcus Murphy has eight, Russell Hansbrough has five.