Mizzou Football senior offensive lineman Justin Britt and redshirt freshman Maty Mauk have been named the Southeastern Conference’s Offensive Line Player of the Week and Freshman Player of the Week.
Britt helped Mizzou put together a 502-yard night of total offense for Mizzou in its 31-3 win against Tennessee. The Tigers rushed for 339 yards against the Volunteers, marking its biggest rushing total in a conference game since 2003, when the Tigers ran for 376 yards in a 45-7 win over Iowa State on Nov. 29, 2003.
Mizzou’s offense ranks in the Top 30 nationally in most major categories, a few of which include: first downs gained (10th), fewest turnovers lost (12th), scoring offense (13th), total offense (15th), rushing offense (16th), third down conversions (27th) and passing efficiency (28th).
Mauk accounted for 277 yards of total offense in the victory over Tennessee. He became the first Mizzou quarterback since 2011 (Franklin vs. North Carolina) to throw and rush for 100 yards in a game. Mauk ended the night with 163 yards passing and three touchdowns throws with no interceptions. He ran for a career-high 114 yards on 13 carries (an 8.8 avg. per attempt).
The weekly award for Mauk is the second time this season he has won the Freshman Player of the Week.
The two recognitions mark the eighth and ninth weekly SEC honors earned by Tigers this season, resetting Mizzou’s best for conference honors in a season. Head coach Gary Pinkel’s 2007 squad brought home a total of eight individual honors.
No. 9 Mizzou (8-1, 4-1) travels to Kentucky on Saturday, Nov. 9, with kickoff set for 11 a.m. CT on ESPNU.