After getting off to a slow start with their backs against their own goal line, the Mizzou offense showed some life during the middle of Thursday morning’s scrimmage. However, the defense finished strong to claim a 14-10 win take a 5-4 fall camp series lead. After the scrimmage, Head Coach Gary Pinkel talked about his number one offense and number one defense needing to clean things up. Pinkel is looking for more continuity.
“Little things on both sides of the ball. It’s important we improve each week,” Pinkel said. “A lot of good things, but a lot of little things that need to get fixed.”
Offensively, Pinkel thought the receivers dropped too many passes and the quarterbacks failed to find open receivers.
James Franklin looked solid finishing 16-of-21 passing for 189 yards and two touchdowns, while L’Damian Washington had five catches for 92 yards and one score. Maty Mauk Mauk led a scoring drive against the #1 defense, thanks to a great grab in traffic by junior WR Darius White which went for a gain of 30 yards. Earlier in the scrimmage, White dropped two catchable passes. That long play set up a 37-yard field goal attempt by sophomore PK Andrew Baggett, who drilled the kick.
Watch Coach Pinkel’s post-scrimmage comments