April 7, 2012
Columbia, Mo. -
Spring storms forced the Missouri Tigers inside the Dan Devine Indoor Pavilion Saturday morning in Columbia, but the action was spirited as Mizzou held it’s last major scrimmage of the spring prior to next Saturday’s Black & Gold Game. The defense, much like it has done for most of the spring, won the action by a 20-8 score, but there were plenty of highlights on both sides of the ball today.
Tiger quarterbacks threw for four touchdowns overall, with Ashton Glaser leading the way with a pair of scores – both to wideout Rolandis Woodland, spanning 5 yards and 40 yards. Glaser had arguably his best scrimmage of his career to date, as he completed 20-of-29 passes for 211 yards and the pair of scores. Not to be outdone, Corbin Berkstresser threw for 255 yards (on 18-of-31 passing) with one touchdown (7 yards to Gahn McGaffie) and one interception.
But the Tiger defense let it be known early on that they were ready to play, as a fumble was forced on the very first play of the day. Robert Steeples pounced on the ball at the offense’s 3-yardline for the turnover. Redshirt freshman FS Ian Simon made one of the top individual plays of the day when he made a diving interception against Berkstresser inside the 10-yardline after Berkstresser had guided the #1 offense downfield for a potential score in a two-minute drill situation. Linebacker Darvin Ruise accounted for the third turnover of the day when he later intercepted an Alex Demczak pass.
Reserve DB Tyler Davis came up big on Saturday as he had a team-best 3 pass break ups, while junior CB E.J. Gaines added two break ups as well. Junior DE Michael Sam was his normal disruptive self, as he was credited for three sacks, while Tavon Bolden stood out by making one tackle for loss and also breaking up a pass.
Senior WR T.J. Moe was the star of the day in the passing game as he hauled in eight receptions for 151 yards. Moe had 3 catches of over 20 yards Saturday, including a trademark diving catch for a 45-yard gain during two-minute drill work late in the day. Woodland caught 5 balls for 80 yards overall and the two touchdowns, while Bud Sasser also added 5 receptions for 62 yards. Senior TB Kendial Lawrence ran the ball 8 times and netted 59 yards to lead the ground game. He had runs of 24 yards and 17 yards in one series early in the day against the number two defense.
Junior TE Eric Waters did not play Saturday, after sustaining a knee injury Thursday in practice. The injury has been diagnosed as a sprained MCL ligament in his right knee, and he will undergo surgery to repair the damage this week, and will miss the remainder of the spring practice period. He is expected to be fully recovered prior to the start of fall camp in August. Junior WR L’Damian Washington was also held out of Saturday’s action, after he sustained a mild concussion Tuesday in practice.
The Tigers are off until Tuesday, and the countdown is on to the conclusion of spring camp, which wraps up Saturday, April 14th with the annual Black & Gold Game. As always, admission for the game is only $3, or three canned food items, which go to benefit the Food Bank of Central & Northeast Missouri. Kickoff for the Spring Game is set for 1 p.m.
Stay tuned to mutigers.com for continuing coverage of spring camp and for details on the spring game.
Saturday's Scrimmage Statistics
Final Score – Defense 20, Offense 8
- Wesley Leftwich 6 pass from Alex Demczak
- Rolandis Woodland 5 pass from Ashton Glaser
- Gahn McGaffie 7 pass from Corbin Berkstresser
- Rolandis Woodland 40 pass from Ashton Glaser
- Corbin Berkstresser – 18-of-31, 255 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
- Ashton Glaser – 20-of-29, 211 yards, 2 TDs
- Alex Demczak – 10-of-19, 66 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
- Kendial Lawrence – 8-59
- Alex Demczak – 2-22
- Jared McGriff-Culver – 3-15
- Ashton Glaser – 3-15
- Tyler Hunt – 3-14
- Corbin Berkstresser – 3-12
- Marcus Murphy – 8-4
- Greg White – 4-3
- Jordan Wade – 1-(-3)
- T.J. Moe – 8-151
- Rolandis Woodland – 5-80, 2 TDs
- Bud Sasser – 5-62
- Jared McGriff-Culver – 4-33
- Joe Plevel – 3-36
- Darius White – 3-27
- Wesley Leftwich – 3-20, 1 TD
- Jaleel Clark – 3-16
- Tyler Hunt – 2-20
- Jordan Wade – 2-18
- Jimmy Hunt – 2-17
- Gahn McGaffie – 2-15, 1 TD
- Kyle Peasel – 1-10
- Marcus Murphy – 1-8
- Kerwin Stricker – 1-8
- Greg White – 1-4
- Cameron Chancey – 1-(-3)
- Recovered Fumbles
- 1 – Robert Steeples
- QB Sacks
- 3 – Michael Sam
- Tackles For Loss
- Passes Broken Up
- Trey Barrow – 1-of-5 (Made: 43) (Missed: 31, 46, 40, 29)
- Andrew Baggett – 3-of-5 (Made: 31, 43, 25) (Missed: 46, 40)
- Blake Owens – 2-of-4 (Made: 31, 43) (Missed: 46, 40)
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