September 21, 2014

Mizzou’s Morse, “This is our ‘come to Jesus’ week.” Team captain guarantees best week of practice coming up for South Carolina (VIDEO)

Mitch Morse was part of an offensive line that had five false start penalties, and gave up 11 tackles behind the line of scrimmage (photo/Mizzou Athletics)

Mitch Morse was part of an offensive line that had five false start penalties, and gave up 11 tackles behind the line of scrimmage (photo/Mizzou Athletics)

When the Missouri Tigers gain close to 500 yards, like they did against Indiana on Saturday at Faurot Field, (498 to be exact), they’re going to win the football game.  That would have been the consensus coming into week four.  Yet, it didn’t happen.  The Tigers find themselves on the short end of a 31-27 final for their first loss of the season.

As the Tigers get ready for SEC play next week at South Carolina, this Indiana game will be looked at as either the spring board that bounced Missouri’s season into the right direction or the turning point.  If Mizzou suffers a second loss in a row, who knows what happens to the confidence and unity of this team.

Offensive guard and team captain Mitch Morse knew the stakes were high moments after this defeat.

“This is our coming to Jesus week guys.  I promise you this is going to be the best week of practice we’ve ever had.”

Watch our post game wrap with comments from the players.

Mizzou suffers first loss of the season as Indiana scores a touchdown late after Baggett gave Tigers the lead

Marcus Murphy is helped up off the field by Indiana's Collin Rahrig after the final play of the game.

Marcus Murphy is helped up off the field by Indiana’s Collin Rahrig after the final play of the game.

4th Quarter Recap

The Tigers answered the Indiana scored with a 71 yard drive capped by a one yard pass from Maty Mauk to tight end Sean Culkin. The score was set up thanks to a 19-yard pass from Mauk to Bud Sasser. Mauk had three defenders closing in and he threw off his back foot. Sasser made a great play to come back on the ball, giving the Tigers a first down at the 11.

Mizzou put together what looked like it could be the game winning drive late when Andrew Baggett kicked a 40 yard field goal with 2:20 to play.  That put the Tigers up 27-24 and gave them just their second lead of the game.

Indiana didn’t quit.  Nate Sudfeld was saved on a third down pass when pass interference was called.  The Hoosiers were just 1 of 14 on third down conversions, but that penalty kept their drive alive.  Sudfeld then hit running Tevin Coleman for a 44 yard pass and with a facemask penalty, it gave IU the ball at the Mizzou seven.  Two plays later, D’Angelo Roberts scored the game winner from three yards out.

The Tigers gained 498 yards of offense, but also committed ten penalties including five false starts.

[Final Stats]

Mizzou offense stalls and a long Indiana touchdown pass late in the third has Hoosiers thinking upset

Indiana holds a 24-17 lead after three quarters (photo/Emily Dayton)

Indiana holds a 24-17 lead after three quarters (photo/Emily Dayton)

Third Quarter Recap

Maty Mauk got picked off on his first pass, a check down to Marcus Murphy that wasn’t even close.

IU took over at the Mizzou 25 and a sack by Shane Ray on Nate Sudfeld eventually forced the Hoosiers to attempt a 41 yard field goal that went wide right.

The Tigers were forced to punt in what looked to be a three and out, but Harold Brantley took the snap and gained ten yards on fourth and four, getting a first down off the fake, but the Tigers had to punt after three more plays.

Mizzou’s offense stalled in the third quarter and for the game up to this point have had ten runs that have netted a no gain or a loss in yards.

Sudfeld hit J-Shun Harris for a 32 yard touchdown pass after Tevin Coleman broke a 39 yard run.

 

 

Mizzou grabs their first lead of the game on a Baggett field goal, but Indiana answers with one of their own to tie it at the half

Indiana grabs a 14-7 lead on a one yard touchdown run (Emily Dayton)

Indiana grabs a 14-7 lead on a one yard touchdown run (Emily Dayton)

Second Quarter Recap

Indiana answered the Tigers score with a long drive of 16 plays, 75 yards, taking 5:22. 11 of those plays came on the ground and the whole drive was without their top running back Tevin Coleman.

The Tigers wasted no time tying the game. After an 11 yard pass, Hansbrough busted off a 68 yard touchdown run, giving up 110 yards on two big runs while the rest of the offense had managed just 92.

After a three and out, the Tigers were able to grab their first lead of the game at 17-14, on a 27 yard field goal by Andrew Baggett capping off an 11 play drive that started at the Mizzou 21.

Indiana ties it up at 17-17 with a 23 yard field by Aaron Del Grosso to end the half.

After a slow start with mental mistakes, the Mizzou offense ties game up with two long plays

Mizzou takes on IU in the first quarter at Faurot Field (Emily Dayton)

Mizzou takes on IU in the first quarter at Faurot Field (Emily Dayton)

First Quarter Recap

The first eight minutes of the game featured two drives by the Missouri offense that included two bad snaps, two false start penalties and a dropped pass by Marcus Murphy that would have converted a third and long.

Russell Hansbrough was hurt on a horse collar penalty. Hansbrough lost the football, but the 15 yards kept their second drive alive, but he left shaken up.

Indiana took over on their third possession and Nate Sudfeld hit Nick Stoner for a 47 yard pass. Two plays later Tevin Coleman scored on a one-yard run giving him a touchdown in a Hoosier record, 12 straight games.

On a 3rd and 17, Marcus Hansbrough took a pitch and went 42 yards for a first down and on the next play, Mauk threw a beautiful pass to Jimmie Hunt for 45 yards to tie game at 7-7.