Missouri senior linebacker Andrew Wilson did such of good job of shadowing A & M quarterback Johnny Manziel, the Tigers were able to limit the Heisman’s offensive numbers to 216 yards. I would expect Wilson to get the task of keeping an eye on Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall.
A hawk for the football, Wilson may have the speed and discipline necessary to keep either clog up the middle or get to the outside to slow Auburn’s run game. Not only was Wilson’s speed evident in the A & M game, but also going back to the Kentucky game. Wilson extended the Tigers’ streak to 40 straight games with a turnover in the Tigers’ 48-17 win at Kentucky (Nov. 9). 40-yard pass completion was hunted down by Wilson, who stripped the Wildcat. The fumble was recovered by junior LB Darvin Ruise and Mizzou took over.
Wilson doesn’t like to say much as you’ll find out during his media session on Monday, but as we’ve seen throughout his career, he does his talking on the field.