The offense looked crisp today. That’s how I would describe Thursday morning’s scrimmage at Faurot Field. It wasn’t just the first offense either. For the most part, every unit was having success at moving the ball. What stood out the most was the number of dropped passes decreased from the first day.
The offense won 41-19 and there were some big plays that stood out. The offensive stars of the game were Blaine Gabbert and Ashton Glaser, the redshirt freshmen who is fighting for the number two spot on the quarterback depth chart. Gabbert was 16 of 21 for 208 yards and a touchdown.
Glaser was a perfect 9 for 9 for 98 yards with a score, plus Glaser reeled off two big runs that ended with him just punishing the safety who was coming up to make a tackle on him. His first run was 29 yards and he ended by putting senior Jasper Simmons on his back. Then, after he took a vicious hit and was blindsided, he scrambled again for a 70 yard touchdown run taking on another defensive back and not only bouncing off of him, but knocking that DB backwards. That run was whistled dead because of the orange jersey the quarterbacks wear which is used for semi-contact, but this was a full blown collision.
T.J. Moe continued to look good at receiver and tight end Michael Egnew got involved in the offense with five catches for 55 yards. It was nice to see Gabbert go to his tight ends…something we didn’t see much of last year.
Receiver Marcus Lucas, a freshmen from Liberty led all receivers with six catches and 70 yards. L’Damian Washington and Rolandis Woodland had nice touchdown catches or 16 and 29 yards respectively.
Head coach Gary Pinkel thought there were too many penalties and bascially said the job of starting kicker is up for grabs as Moberly, MO. native Trey Barrow hit all seven of his field goals, while last year’s starter Grant Ressel of Jackson, MO. was just 4 for 7, missing a pitch shot 26 yarder.
Mizzou Football Scrimmage Stats
T.J. Moe 9 yard pass from Blaine Gabbert
James Franklin 1 yard run
Derrick Washington 31 yard pass from Blaine Gabbert
Jared Culver 5 yard run
Rolandis Woodland 29 yard pass from Ashton Glaser
Michael Egnew 23 yard pass from Blaine Gabbert
L’Damian Washington 16 yard pass from James Franklin
Ashton Glaser 1 yard run
Blaine Gabbert: 16-of 21, 208 yds, 1 TD
Jimmy Costello: 8-of-20, 104 yds, 1 INT
Ashton Glaser: 9-of-9, 98 yds, 1 TD
Tyler Gabbert: 8-of-13, 74 yds
James Franklin: 9-10, 68 yds, 1 TD
Ashton Glaser: 4-49, 1 TD
Derrick Washington: 7-35
Greg White: 3-35
Kendial Lawrence: 9-22
Jared Culver: 4-16, 1 TD
Marcus Lucas: 6-70
Derrick Washington: 3-68, 1 TD
Michael Egnew: 5-55, 1 TD
T.J. Moe: 4-55, 1 TD
Marcus Murphy: 2-55
L’Damian Washington: 3-39, 1 TD
Terry Dennis: 4-31
Zavier Gooden: 1 TFL, 1 INT
Marcus Malbrough: 2 Sacks
Michael Sam: 1 TFL
George White: 1 TFL
Josh Tatum: 1 TFL
Jimmy Burge: 1 TFL
Kip Edwards: 1 TFL