April 6, 2013
Columbia, Mo. - The Mizzou Tiger football team hit Faurot Field Saturday morning for their first extended scrimmage of the 2013 spring camp. The Tiger offense got off to a quick start, as reserve TB Greg White scored on a 27-yard touchdown run early in the day, but in the end, the MU defense came away with a 24-10 victory.
The offense got four touchdowns overall Saturday, including a pair from redshirt freshman QB Maty Mauk, as he scrambled for a 13-yard score midway through the day, and he capped the scrimmage with a 30-yard scoring strike to reserve TB Miles Drummond in two-minute drill work. Mauk led the way statistically Saturday, as he threw for a team-best 140 yards (11-of-19 passing) and also had a scrimmage-high 81 yards rushing (on 8 attempts).
Senior QB James Franklin completed 13-of-22 passes on the day for 115 yards and a touchdown of his own, on a nicely-thrown 25-yard strike to sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham. Beckham would lead all Tiger receivers with 7 receptions Saturday for 82 yards and the score.
A pair of defenders named Michael had big days, and led the highlight reel for the Mizzou defense. Senior DE Michael Sam was his disruptive self as he had 1-1/2 sacks, and another tackle for loss. His sack of sophomore QB Corbin Berkstresser late in the scrimmage ended a drive near midfield, as he knocked the ball loose, and fell on it for the recovery.
Scherer, making his first scrimmage appearance after sitting out most of last season with a leg injury, added a pair of interceptions, including one which ended the first drive of the day. On the play, redshirt freshman CB John Gibson got his hand on a pass over the middle, tipping the ball high in the air. Scherer grabbed it for the pickoff to end the threat near the defense's 30-yardline. Gibson also had a nice day, as he broke up two other passes.
The Tiger running game was effective on Saturday, as 11 different players ran for a combined 274 yards and two touchdowns, good for an average of 5.5 yards per attempt. White led all tailbacks with 42 yards on 4 carries and the one score, while junior Marcus Murphy carried 7 times for 38 yards and junior Henry Josey added 28 yards on 8 carries.
Mizzou will be off from practice for a couple of days, before they return to the practice field for workouts on Tuesday and Thursday of next week. They will hold another major scrimmage next Saturday (April 13), and then hold two more practices prior to the April 20 Black and Gold Game at Faurot Field (kickoff is set for 1 p.m.).
Stay tuned to www.MUTigers.com for continuing coverage of Mizzou Tiger Football!
Here are the unofficial stats from Saturday's scrimmage:
Greg White 27 run
Maty Mauk 13 run
Dorial Green-Beckham 25 pass from James Franklin
Miles Drummond 30 pass from Maty Mauk
Tiger Comp. Att. Yds. TD Int.
Maty Mauk 11 19 140 1 1
James Franklin 13 22 115 1 1
C. Berkstresser 8 22 52 0 0
Eddie Printz 6 7 47 0 0
Trent Hosick 3 7 14 0 0
TOTALS 41 77 368 2 2
Tiger Rec. Yds. TD
D Green-Beckham 7 82 1
Levi Copelin 5 31 0
Sheldon Gerau 4 17 0
L. Washington 3 20 0
Miles Drummond 2 38 1
Marcus Lucas 2 27 0
James Driskell 2 11 0
Tyler Hanneke 2 11 0
Brandon Colbert 2 8 0
Jimmie Hunt 1 28 0
Sean Culkin 1 20 0
Darius White 1 17 0
R. Hansbrough 1 12 0
Wesley Leftwich 1 12 0
Jaleel Clark 1 10 0
Tyler Hunt 1 10 0
Marcus Murphy 1 6 0
Bud Sasser 1 6 0
Gavin Otte 1 1 0
Andrew Stevens 1 1 0
Morgan Steward 1 0 0
TOTALS 41 368 2
Tiger FG-FGA Makes Misses
Andrew Baggett 1-2 26 45
Blake Owens 1-1 43
Nick Coffman 0-1 26
Tiger Att. Yds. TD
Maty Mauk 8 81 1
Greg White 4 42 1
Marcus Murphy 7 38 0
Tyler Hunt 8 28 0
Henry Josey 8 28 0
Morgan Steward 5 24 0
R. Hansbrough 3 19 0
Andrew Stevens 2 7 0
Miles Drummond 3 5 0
C. Berkstresser 1 2 0
James Franklin 1 0 0
TOTALS 50 274 2
Tiger INTs Yds. TD
Michael Scherer 2 0 0
Recovered Fumbles - Michael Sam (1).
Forced Fumbles - Michael Sam (1).
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