The Missouri Tigers (2-0 overall) continue non-conference play this Saturday at Faurot Field, where they take on the Furman Paladins (2-0). Kickoff for the game is set for 1:07 p.m.
Mizzou is coming off their come from behind 27-20 win last Saturday against Bowling Green, that saw the Tigers post a rally from a 3rd-quarter 20-6 deficit. The Tigers scored 21 straight points in the final 15:57 of the game to post the comeback win, which tied for the 2nd-largest 2nd-half comeback win in school history.
Furman, of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), is 2-0 coming and brings in a decent offense in terms of FCS teams. The Paladins feature an offense that leads the FCS in 3rd-down conversions (72.7%), as well as ranking in the 20 in five other major offensive categories.
Again, coach Pinkel was pleased his team had the poise to come back from a 14 point deficit late in the third quarter, but he also said he was very blunt with his players about the fact that they didn’t improve from a week ago. He said it is essential for Big 12 play that they continue to get better each week.
Injury report: Running back De’Vion Moore will be back practicing, but it’s still too early to tell if his ankle sprain will be healed enough to play. Jarrell Harrison has been cleared to play after a dislocated elbow, he’ll have a brace. Cornerback Hardy Ricks has a tweaked ankle and sat out most of the Bowling Green game, but the biggest injury is Jeff Gettys, a linebacker. He tore is ACL and is lost for the year. Just get out of this Furman game healthy.
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