Aug. 20, 2009
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Mizzou Tiger football team held its second major scrimmage of the 2009 training camp, and the defense claimed a 34-20 victory Thursday morning on Faurot Field. That followed a win by the offense in scrimmage #1 (54-31), so the series is tied now at one win apiece. The rubber match will be held Thursday, August 27th, as camp will close with the final of three scrimmages.
The top-string defense held the upper hand for most of the day, as the offense took awhile to get a rhythm. The defense's strong play started early on, when it forced a 3-and-out on its opening series against the #2 offense. Midway through the scrimmage, reserve TB Gilbert Moye had a 35-yard run off left tackle, but the defense settled in and held on downs to end the series.
Late in the day, when it came to redzone work, the offense managed three touchdowns, with all three possessions starting at the defensive 22 yardline. The first score was a nice 11-yard TD pass from QB Blaine Gabbert to WR Danario Alexander. That duo had just hooked up for an 11-yard gain on the previous play, and capped the two-play, 22-yard drive on the next snap when Gabbert hit Alexander crossing in the back of the endzone.
The number two offense was able to find the endzone twice against the #1 defense in redzone work as well. On the first series, things looked promising for the defense, but on 4th-and-long, WR Rolandis Woodland snuck behind coverage and QB Jimmy Costello delivered a strike in the endzone for a 29-yard TD. Freshman QB Blaine Dalton then led a possession that also started at the 22-yardline against the #1 defense that was capped with his 3-yard TD strike to TE Michael Egnew.
As the scrimmage wound down, the #1 defense got the last shot, and they stopped the #2 offense during two-minute drill work. Redshirt freshman CB Robert Steeples ended the drive when he intercepted a pass near midfield to secure the series, and the win, for the defense. Steeples had a nice day, as he contributed another pass break up during the scrimmage as well.
The #1 offense, behind Gabbert, put together a solid two-minute possession that went from its own 33-yardline (starting with 1:35 left on the clock) down to the defense's 10-yardline. A key play was a Gabbert-to-Andrew Jones 22-yard pass that took it down to the 10-yardline with just 13 seconds left. Gabbert spiked the ball to stop the clock after that long gain, and on came the kickers to try a 29-yard field goal, and all three kickers -- Grant Ressel, Tanner Mills and Trey Barrow -- all made the kick.
The Tigers will return Friday for two scheduled practices, one at 7:15 a.m. and the other at 3:45 p.m. They'll also practice Saturday morning, before having Sunday and Monday off, with the latter marking the first day of school for the 2009-10 academic year.
Here are the statistics for the scrimmage...
Mizzou Football Scrimmage Stats - Aug. 20, 2009
Final Score: Defense 34, Offense 20
- Danario Alexander 11 yd rec. from Blaine Gabbert
- Rolandis Woodland 29 yd rec. from Jimmy Costello
- Michael Egnew 3 yd rec. from Blaine Dalton
Gilbert Moye: 3-40
Derrick Washington: 8-18
De'Vion Moore: 6-17
Nikko Sansone: 3-15
Chris Willett: 2-6
Blaine Gabbert: 1-5
Ashton Glaser: 1-5
Blaine Dalton: 3-3
Matt Davis: 2-1
Kendial Lawrence: 3-(-4)
Jerrell Jackson: 6-60
Andrew Jones: 3-46
Rolandis Woodland: 3-40, TD
Danario Alexander: 4-38, TD
L'Damian Washington: 6-35
Derrick Washington: 3-23
Terry Dennis: 2-21
Michael Egnew: 4-18, TD
Jon Gissinger: 2-16
Beau Brinkley: 2-14
Jared Perry: 2-11
Nikko Sansone: 1-10
Gilbert Moye: 2-9
Jaleel Clark: 1-6
Kendial Lawrence: 1-6
Levi Hamilton: 1-6
Gahn McGaffie: 3-5
Wes Kemp: 1-4
Joe Plevel: 1-4
Forrest Shock: 1-3
Matt Davis: 1-3
De'Vion Moore: 1-(-1)
Grant Ressel: 6-of-8 (Made: 32, 40, 29, 37, 30, 29; Miss: 37, 41)
Trey Barrow: 5-of-8 (Made: 37, 29, 37, 30, 29; Miss: 32, 41, 40)
Tanner Mills: 4-of-8 (Made: 29, 37, 30, 29; Miss: 32, 37, 41, 40)
Zaviar Gooden: 1 TFL
Brad Madison: 1 QB Sack
Brian Coulter: 1 TFL
Bart Coslet: 1 PBU
Chris Earnhardt: 1 QB Sack
Munir Prince: 1 PBU
Aldon Smith: 1 QB Sack, 2 TFL
Sean Weatherspoon: 1 TFL, 1 PBU
Carl Gettis: 2 PBU
Will Ebner: 1 QB Sack, 2 TFL
Andrew Wilson: 1 INT
Andrew Gachkar: 1 TFL
Michael Sam: 1 QB Sack
Winston Wright: 1 PBU
Robert Steeples: 1 INT, 1 PBU
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