While much is being made about Missouri’s 52-3 win over Southeast Missouri State, we also want to focus on the Redhawks who despite being heavily outmanned, did some good things against the Tigers.
Tiger head coach Gary Pinkel praised the Redhawks for their effort and for playing tough the entire game. SEMO can use this game to build on the rest of the season. The experience they will gain from playing a team of this caliber will pay dividends immediately when the Redhawks appear on national TV this Thursday against Tennessee Tech, the first time SEMO will be featured at home.
I still saw a lot of positives for the Redhawks. First, Houston Lillard who was the Ohio Valley conference player of week prior to this game completed 20 of 38 passes for 197 yards and freshmen Matt Scheible made his college debut and impressed Samuel throwing 5 of 13 for 46 yards. Walter Peoples averaged 10 yards per carry gaining 80 yards and eight carries. On special teams, punter Doug Spada averaged 53 yards per punt, pinning three of his seven inside the 20 and Jacob McKinley averaged over 25 yards on kick off returns.
Listen to head coach Tony Samuel’s post game comments.