By all accounts the Missouri Tigers scrimmage on Wednesday was better than the fumble-filled affair on Saturday. Damien Nash, who coughed up two of of the five fumbles on Saturday, was steady as Zack Abron sat out with a sprained ankle. Nash had nine carries for 26 yards, which included an 11-yard run. After practice head coach Gary Pinkel called the scrimmage “average”. Abron had a protective cast taken off yesterday and could practice as early as Friday. He tweaked his ankle in Saturday’s scrimmage. The Tigers open up their 2003 season against Illinois at the Dome in St. Louis.