Matt Michaels and Will Palasczuk from Columbia, Mo. affiliate KTGR join me to look at the Mizzou-Arkansas State matchup which kicks off tonight at 6:30. I think it’s safe to say, the only thing we’re looking for is the Tigers to come away from this game healthy. Keep an eye out for DE Kony Ealy, RB Henry Josey and OG Max Copeland. They are banged up and how much time they get in the game will be monitored closely. The game will be carried on CSS, but seven outlets across the state will be airing the game.
- Cape Girardeau – KBSI
- Columbia – KMIZ
- Joplin – KSN16
- Kansas City – KSMO
- Springfield – KOZL
- St. Joseph – KNPN
- St. Louis – KPLR
Look for continued success from wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham. Earlier this week, Gary Pinkel commented on DGB’s first 100-yard+ game.
“After the game, and after we win, it is a big deal. It is great that it happened. He has been working to get better, and you can see that. His position throughout the game caught like 11 passes, and I think he had eight of them. He is talented, but the other guys did some good things as well. I am pleased with the whole group overall. They held on to the football, and it is important that they continue to make big plays.”
After perhaps trying to force a couple of passes early against Indiana, James Franklin continued to show he is healthy and is becoming the leader the Tigers have been looking for at quarterback.
“I thought James was going to be a great quarterback. Coming off shoulder surgery, it all changed a little bit, but it does not surprise me at all. I know it surprises a lot of people out there. He came off a great sophomore year. We are really consistent with the sophomores we have,” said Pinkel. “I am going to say it again so it is clear. I had more injuries with James in one year than I did in quarterback injuries combined in my 21 years of coaching. It certainly was not a lack of effort on his part.”