Missouri WR Danario Alexander is the Big 12 Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week. Mizzou won 31-21 win last Friday at Nevada. Alexander caught 9 passes for a career high 170 yards and two touchdowns of 31 and 74 yards.
Alexander’s receiving yardage was the 11th-best single game performance in MU history, and it was the 2nd-straight game that Alexander has had multiple TD receptions, after his 2-TD game against Furman the previous week. Alexander now ranks 3rd in the Big 12 and 13th in the NCAA in receptions per game (7.25), and also ranks 5th in the Big 12 and 18th nationally, in receiving yards per game (101.00). The 2 TDs on Friday gave Alexander 12 for his career, and that moved him into a tie for 8th place on the Mizzou career TD receptions chart (Chase Coffman holds the record, with 30).
QB Blaine Gabbert won the award in the season’s first week for his big day in Mizzou’s 37-9 win over Illinois.