April 10, 2010
Columbia, Mo. -
In the final major scrimmage of the 2010 spring camp prior to the Black & Gold Game on April 17th, the Missouri Tiger offense claimed a 48-21 win Saturday morning over their defensive teammates. It marked the third straight practice that the offense has won, after the defense had won the majority of practices (including the first major scrimmage) prior to spring break.
Senior TB Derrick Washington was the star of the day, as he scored on four touchdown runs, and finished with 68 yards on 10 carries overall. His first score came on a 1-yard plunge on a 4th-and-1 situation which capped a 75-yard drive by the #1 offense against the #2 defense. His second score was also on a 4th-and-1 snap, but it came from the 31-yardline, as the #1 offense matched up with the #1 defense. On 4th-and-1 from the 31, Washington took a handoff and burst quickly over left tackle, thanks to a huge hold created by the offensive line. He weaved his way back to the right and angled virtually untouched into the endzone for the score.
Washington later tacked on TD runs of eight yards and four yards, the final one finishing off a sterling two-minute drive that covered 70 yards by the #1 offense against the #1 defense. His run came with just :01 second left on the clock as the offense needed a touchdown in the situational scenario.
Junior QB Blaine Gabbert was held out of the endzone, but he still had a productive day, as he completed 18-of-29 passes for 155 yards with no turnovers. He led the offense to five of the six touchdowns produced on the day, and his primary target Saturday was junior TE Michael Egnew, who caught a scrimmage-best 10 passes for 86 yards.
Other touchdowns on the day were posted by sophomore WR T.J. Moe, who took a sweep six yards for a score, and by redshirt freshman WR Jaleel Clark, who caught a 4-yard TD pass from redshirt freshman QB Ashton Glaser -- the only passing score of the day.
Sophomore DB Robert Steeples had the defensive highlight of the day, when he jumped a pass at his own 30-yardline, and rambled down the left sideline some 70 yards for a touchdown. Randy Ponder also grabbed an interception on a nice play to end a two-minute drive late in the scrimmage by the reserve offense.
Other defensive highlights came from the regular crew, as sophomore DE Aldon Smith recorded a pass broken up, a tackle for loss and a QB sack, as he continued to hound Tiger quarterbacks on almost every snap. Defensive backs Carl Gettis and Trey Hobson both had a pair of pass break ups, with Hobson's pair coming on big hits against receivers to separate them from the ball. Junior LB Will Ebner also broke up a pair of passes, in addition to registering a handful of his customary big hits. Redshirt freshman DE Brayden Burnett also stood out on Saturday, as he broke up a pass and had two sacks, including one where he forced and recovered a fumble for a 20-yard loss on the play.
Head Coach Gary Pinkel said afterward that he was pleased with what he saw on Saturday.
"Overall there were a lot of good things out there, certainly players on both sides of the football are starting to get themselves in position that they can make plays," Pinkel said. "Really if you want to have a great football team, you have to have playmakers on both sides of the ball, so we're starting to see some of those younger guys do those things," he said.
Mizzou will be off until a full-pad practice set for next Tuesday. The final week of spring ball will continue with a lighter practice on Thursday, and that will be followed by the annual Black & Gold Spring Game, which is set for Saturday, April 17th at 1:00 p.m. at Faurot Field.
Here's a recap of Saturday's scrimmage statistics...
Mizzou Football Scrimmage Statistics – April 10, 2010
Final Score: Offense 48, Defense 21
· Derrick Washington 1 run
· T.J. Moe 6 run
· Derrick Washington 31 run
· Robert Steeples 70 interception return
· Derrick Washington 8 run
· Derrick Washington 4 run
· Grant Ressel – 5-of-5 (Made: 49, 42, 28, 29, 39)
· Trey Barrow – 1-of-4 (Made: 28; Missed: 49, 42, 29)
· Pat Smith – 2-of-4 (Made: 28, 29; Missed: 49, 42)
· Blaine Gabbert – 18-of-29, 155 yards
· Jimmy Costello – 5-of-12, 68 yards
· James Franklin – 6-of-15, 44 yards
· Ashton Glaser – 11-of-18, 85 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
· Tyler Gabbert – 5-of-17, 32 yards, 1 INT
· Derrick Washington – 10-68, 4 TDs
· Kendial Lawrence – 3-54
· James Franklin – 4-22
· De’Vion Moore – 4-21
· Tyler Gabbert – 3-16
· Jared Culver – 2-11
· T.J. Moe – 1-6, 1 TD
· Blaine Gabbert – 1-6
· Trenton Heard – 1-5
· Matt Davis – 1-1
· Chris Willett – 1-(-1)
· Ashton Glaser – 1-(-2)
· Michael Egnew – 10-86
· Beau Brinkley – 6-55
· Rolandis Woodland – 4-52
· L’Damian Washington – 4-32
· Terry Dennis – 3-33
· Jerrell Jackson – 3-32
· T.J. Moe – 3-25
· Jaleel Clark – 3-24, 1 TD
· Owen Lenander – 2-21
· Eric Waters – 2-10
· Jared Culver – 1-10
· Matt Davis – 1-6
· Kendial Lawrence – 1-6
· Wes Kemp – 1-4
· Joe Plevel – 1-4
· Chris Willett – 1-(-3)
Passes Broken Up
Tackles For Loss
· 2 – Brayden Burnett
· 1 – Brayden Burnett
· 1 – Brayden Burnett
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