Mizzou junior defensive end Marcell Frazier was named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week for his play in last Friday’s 28-24 victory over Arkansas.
Frazier ended the day with four tackles (42 yards in losses) – with all of them coming behind the line of scrimmage, including three sacks (35 yards). His last sack was the game clincher, as he wrapped up Arkansas QB Austin Allen for a 17-yard loss on 4th-and-goal from the Mizzou 20-yardline with the Razorbacks in striking distance in the final minute of play. That sack turned the ball over to Mizzou, and the Tiger offense killed the clock to claim the come-from-behind win.
Frazier and his defensive teammates pitched a second-half shutout against the potent Arkansas offense, and that allowed the Tiger offense to put together a rally that saw Mizzou overcome a 24-7 halftime deficit. The 17-point halftime deficit was the largest overcome for a victory in program history.
Frazier is the second Tiger defensive lineman to win the league’s weekly award in 2016, as he joins fellow junior Charles Harris, who won the honor after Mizzou defeated Vanderbilt on Nov. 12. He’s the third Tiger overall to receive weekly league honors this year, as freshman WR Johnathan Johnson won SEC Freshman of the Week for his performance against Eastern Michigan on Sept. 10.