September 15, 2014

Five minutes from Faurot. How a turnover turned the momentum and wakes up the Mizzou offense (VIDEO

Maty Mauk threw four more touchdowns and the defense tallied six sacks and four takeaways to help the Tigers cruise to a 38-10 win over UCF at Faurot Field.

The turning point in the game came when defensive tackle Josh Augusta deflected Justin Holman’s pass at the line. The ball shot straight up, and Augusta grabbed the ball, giving Mizzou its nation-leading 47th straight game with a takeaway.

Mauk found Sasser less than two minutes later to help Mizzou score 31 straight points to improve to 3-0.

Pinkel and the players react following their impressive victory over Central Florida. Tigers improve to 3-0 (VIDEO)

Mauk rebounds to find Hunt in the endzone for the second time in the half and the defense holds UCF for a 14-10 lead at the break

Maty Mauk and Jimmie Hunt celebrate their second touchdown (Emily Dayton)

Maty Mauk and Jimmie Hunt celebrate their second touchdown (Emily Dayton)

2nd Quarter Update

After the Mauk interception, UCF converted two, long third down pass plays to get down to the Missouri two. William Stanback was wide open on a screen pass to the right and the Knights grabbed a 10-7.

The Tigers answered UCF’s touchdown with a nice sustained drive of 14 plays over 75 yards taking just over six minutes off the clock. Mauk scrambled for a couple of first downs. Hit TE Sean Culkin on a 3rd down pass at the start of the drive to give the Tigers a first down.

UCF came back with a long drive, but got down to the Mizzou 30 and had to attempt a long field goal. Shawn Moffit missed wide right on a 47 yard field goal attempt.

 

While the Tigers work on getting through non-conference, one SEC game today could decide of one the SEC East favorite (Google Hangout)

Georgia (1-0) was picked to finish second behind South Carolina at the SEC media days in July, but the Bulldogs blew out then-No. 16 Clemson 45-21 on Aug. 30 behind Todd Gurley’s career-high 198 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

South Carolina was blown out 52-28 by then-No. 21 Texas A&M, ending an 18-game home win streak, while debuting on the SEC Network. Last weekend, they had trouble putting away East Carolina in a 33-23.

Phil Kornblut of SportstalkSC.com joins us to discuss how the SEC East could be turned upside down after today.

It could be a long day for Central Florida’s young quarterback and offensive line. Get the inside scoop on the Knights from their play-by-play guy (Google Hangout)

You saw the story on our page about how NFL scouts were almost more impressed with Markus Golden and Shane Ray during their offseason visits to Mizzou to check out Kony Ealy and Michael Sam.  Fortunately for Mizzou, Golden and Ray are around one more season and unfortunately for Central Florida…that could mean a long day for their young quarterback Justin Holman and an inexperienced offensive line.

Marc Daniels, the voice of UCF football, joined me on this Google Hangout to talk about the Knights.  While UCF may be a little weak on the line, their strength comes on the outside with some very talented wide receivers and a strong defensive secondary.