The Mizzou Football squad held its first scrimmage of fall camp Saturday morning at Faurot Field, and while the defense came out on top in the their modified scoring of 19-7, the offense showed some explosiveness.
The defense is usually ahead of the offense at this stage at fall camp, as Barry Odom’s group combined for 17 tackles for loss, six quarterback sacks, seven pass break ups, and four quarterback hurries.
The offense started slow, but did protect the football with no interceptions out of 85 pass attempts. The only turnover of the day came during the “4th quarter” session which is reserved for two minute drills. A fumbled lateral pass was scooped up for a 46 yard return.
The Mizzou quarterbacks had several big plays, as they combined to go 52-of-85 passing for 652 yards and the five scores, including two touchdown tosses each by redshirt freshman Marvin Zanders (10-of-15, 191 yards, 2 TDs) and true freshman Drew Lock (14-of-19, 139 yards, 2 TDs).
Maty Mauk completed 10-of-22 passes for 120 yards and a touchdown, a 35-yard strike in the back of the endzone to senior WR Wesley Leftwich (2 catches, 40 yards, 1 TD) which came against the number-one defense. Sophomore Eddie Printz went 11-of-20 passes for 141 yards, including a 65-yard TD pass on a catch-and-run by sophomore WR J’Mon Moore.
Moore led all Tiger receivers with 105 receiving yards, on five catches.
Gary Pinkel was not happy with the penalties, a trend that is picking up from last year when the Tigers were the most penalized team during the Pinkel era.
“That’s Missouri beating Missouri,” said a frustrated Pinkel.