Despite the shuffled offensive line and some banged up receivers, the Mizzou offense won the head to head battle for the first time this fall camp. Going up against the #1 defense, QB James Franklin had four passes that went for catches to score points. WR Gahn McGaffie made a sliding catch over the middle for a gain of 12 yards. Next, Franklin bought time in the pocket and he found TE Eric Waters for a gain of seven yards. Water practiced for the first time since aggravating his knee last week. Franklin fit a pass into tight space, finding McGaffie for a 5-yard gain along the sideline, on a 3rd-and-2 play. On the next snap, Franklin found WR Marcus Lucas for 12 yards.
“We know we have a great defense, and they’ve been playing really well. They played well again today, but we were able to make a few plays, and then it kind of gets contagious, guys get excited and want to make a play for their team. We feel like we’ve been doing pretty well, but it’s nice to get over the hump and win the black jerseys finally,” Franklin said.