The Mizzou One team scored 20 straight points, but a late touchdown lifted Tigers Two to a 21-20 victory in the Black and Gold scrimmage Saturday at Faurot Field.
Tigers Two, made up of the reserves, was granted a 14-0 lead to start the game. On its first drive of the game, the backups picked up a huge third-down conversion when senior WR Gavin Otte hauled in a diving 33-yard catch. The walk-on’s highlight grab proved to be the only first down that the Mizzou One defense allowed in the first half.
On Mizzou One’s opening drive, Maty Mauk set the tone with 38-yard seam pass to Darius White. Tailback Marcus Murphy caught a pass out of the backfield and knifed his way into the red zone, but the starters were forced to settle for an Andrew Baggett 30-yard field goal to make it 14-3.
The starting defensive unit got a quick stop on the following possession as Shane Ray picked up a sack. Then Mauk cashed in again, driving down the field to set up another field goal. After a 12-yard screen pass to Bud Sasser, Mauk lofted a pass up to Jimmie Hunt, who spun out of a tackle and bullied his way to the three-yard line. Baggett’s 21-yard field goal pulled Mizzou One closer, 14-6. [Read more...]