Fumbling and injuries are two things that make it easy for a running back to lose his starting spot on the depth chart. Nobody knows this better than Missouri tailback Tony Temple who has had trouble holding the football dating back to his days at Rockhurst High School. His separated shoulder – suffered against Oklahoma – compounded the situation and now Earl Goldsmith is the starter.
Temple has fumbled twice in the last three games, both resulting in scores for the opposition. His 662 yards rushing leads the team.