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Sept. 16, 2013


Game Three: Mizzou Tigers (2-0) at Indiana Hoosiers (2-1)

Sept. 21, 2013 - Memorial Stadium - Bloomington, Ind.

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KICKOFF: 7 p.m. CT

STADIUM: Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind. Capacity of 52,929, FieldTurf.

SERIES HISTORY: Mizzou trails in the all-time series, 6-2-2. MU-IU last played in 1992, with the series beginning in 1953.

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MIZZOU HEADS TO INDIANA

  • With a 2-0 record and two strong showings in front of Tiger fans at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium, Head Coach Gary Pinkel and Mizzou Football hits the road for Big Ten Conference foe Indiana, a 7 p.m. CT kickoff on Saturday, Sept. 21...
  • The game will air on the Big Ten Network from IU's Memorial Stadium...
  • Mizzou had an off week after its most recent win, a 38-23 victory over Toledo (Sept. 7). Last season's Tigers took care of business against Kentucky coming out of its 2012 off week, winning in strong fashion, 33-10...
  • The most recent action for Indiana saw the Hoosiers score a 42-10 result at home vs. Bowling Green on Saturday, Sept. 14...

GETTING TO 3-0 IS THE KEY

  • Historically, reaching a pristine 3-0 mark has signaled good things to come for Mizzou, as three of the last four seasons in which the Tigers started 3-0 ended in conference divisional titles...
  • Mizzou's last 3-0 start in 2010 was part of a remarkable 7-0 run to begin the season. The Tigers finished that campaign with a 10-3 record, Big 12 North Co-Championship and Insight Bowl appearance...
  • Of the Tigers' six 3-0 starts during Pinkel's tenure, three have included a non-conference road victory. Mizzou won at Ball State by a 35-7 score in 2003, won 27-17 at New Mexico in 2006 and won at current SEC counterpart Ole Miss by a score of 38-25 while members of the Big 12 Conference in 2007...

MIZZOU ON THE ROAD WITH NON-CONFERENCE FOES

  • Pinkel's Mizzou squads have routinely handled business trips to non-conference opponents, especially once Mizzou got its momentum going during the program's 2003 campaign...
  • Mizzou is 5-2 in non-conference road games since 2003, the first of eight winning seasons under Pinkel and a campaign that ended with an 8-5 record and Independence Bowl berth...
  • Last season, Mizzou edged UCF by a score of 21-16 on Sept. 29, 2012, at Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando, Fla. Tiger QB James Franklin threw for 257 yards on 19-for-30 passing, including an 80-yard toss to WR Dorial Green-Beckham...

GOLDEN GOES 70

  • One of the biggest and most crucial plays of Mizzou's 38-23 victory over Toledo (Sept. 7) came from junior DL Markus Golden, who intercepted a pass from the Rockets' Terrance Owens and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown...
  • Golden's big pick-six started Mizzou's scoring in the second half, putting the Tigers up 24-9 with 11:40 left in the third quarter. A strong upfield rush and pressure from Golden put him in position to make the snag when Owens lost control of the football while attempting a pass...
  • Golden snatched the ball out of the air while he pushed Owens out of the way, allowing him open space to race 70 yards the other way for the score...
  • The 70-yard score represented the 29th defensive touchdown for Mizzou under Gary Pinkel (2001-13), and the 19th pick six for a Tiger under Pinkel, but it was the first against an FBS foe since 2008 (William Moore INT vs. Iowa State - 17 yards). It also marked the longest defensive score for Mizzou since Pig Brown returned a fumble 100 yards in a 40-34 win to open the 2007 season in St. Louis, Mo. against Illinois. It was the longest interception return for a score by a Tiger since Marcus King returned one 99 yards against South Carolina to spark a big 38-31 comeback win for Mizzou in the 2005 Independence Bowl...

INTERCEPTIONS COMING IN QUICKLY FOR MIZZOU'S DEFENSE

  • Speaking of interceptions, Mizzou's defense has done its part returning the ball to the Tiger offense in 2013, snagging six interceptions through the first two games of the season...
  • Both contests so far have finished with three picks for Mizzou, with the six total nearly eclipsing the seven interceptions the Tigers accounted for in all of last season...
  • Senior DB and honors candidate E.J. Gaines has grabbed two interceptions so far in his final Tiger season, both coming in the 58-14 season-opening win vs. Murray State. He's one of just six players in the SEC to have two interceptions so far in 2013. That total already matches Mizzou's 2012 season interceptions leader, current Cleveland Browns practice squad member Kip Edwards...

MIZZOU'S DEFENSE LOOKS TO CONTINUE STREAK OF THIEVERY

  • The Mizzou Tiger defense carries an active streak into the Indiana game of 32 consecutive games with a turnover gained. The last time Mizzou didn't record a takeaway was Oct. 30, 2010 at Nebraska (a 31-17 loss)...
  • The Mizzou defense grabbed three interceptions for a second-straight game vs. Toledo. Before the 2013 season, the Tigers last had three picks on Nov. 27, 2010 in a 35-7 win over Kansas...
  • The Tigers' three-interception games against Murray State and Toledo are the most since four against Texas Tech in 2007, a total that Mizzou has reached three times since 2002...
  • The Tiger defense made its living in 2012 by jarring the ball loose from opposing ball carriers, as MU recovered 16 fumbles in 12 games, which ranked them 5th in the nation for most recoveries...

JOSEY GETS TWO ON TOLEDO

  • Junior TB Henry Josey scored twice on one-yard touchdown runs in the 38-23 win vs. Toledo (Sept. 7), with the double-dose of touchdowns baring significance...
  • Josey's multiple rushing touchdown performance was just the third of his career. His double against the Rockets matched one previous effort that came at Baylor on Nov. 5, 2011...
  • The Tiger TB's career day came on Sept. 17, 2011, vs. Western Illinois in which he scored three times on the ground, which was a part of the well-known Josey running spree that totaled 263 yards on just 14 carries...

FRANKLIN CARRIES THE LOAD

  • A balanced contribution from the Tiger offense is often asked for to assure victory for Mizzou, but when senior QB James Franklin handles the rushing to go along with his passing, good things happen for the Tigers...
  • Mizzou improved to 4-0 in games in which Franklin leads Mizzou in both rushing and passing yardage with his 77 rushing yards (17 attempts) and 212 passing yards (16-of-25) in the 38-23 win vs. Toledo...
  • Franklin's outing vs. Toledo showed the quarterback was more like himself from his stellar sophomore season in 2011, a campaign that ended with his previous rushing and passing team-leader performance in the 41-24 win vs. North Carolina in the Independence Bowl...
  • Franklin racked up 142 rushing yards (18 attempts) and 132 passing yards (15-of-23) against the Tar Heels, claiming Independence Bowl MVP honors...

WELCOME BACK, MR. JOSEY

  • It took 659 days, to be exact, but junior TB Henry Josey picked up where he left off at Faurot Field, rushing for 113 yards on just 13 carries (8.7 avg.) and one touchdown in Mizzou's 58-14 victory over Murray State...
  • The return of Josey provided a huge emotional spark for Mizzou and its fans after waiting one year, nine months and 20 days. The Tiger battled back after he suffered a severe knee injury on Nov. 12, 2011 against Texas...
  • Josey's first carry of the night went for a quick-hitting 12-yarder on MU's first possession of the season. Later, in the third quarter, he provided the special moment everyone was waiting for, when he sped around the right edge and outraced everyone for a 68-yard touchdown...
  • Fittingly, Josey raced right past the spot on the field on his TD run where he injured his knee in 2011. Prior to that injury, Josey was ranked fifth in the NCAA and first in the Big 12 Conference in rushing. He finished that season with 1,168 rushing yards, nine touchdowns and an 8.1 average per rush...
  • Josey was awarded with a game ball by Mizzou Head Coach Gary Pinkel in the locker room after the Murray State game, and that was the first time ever in Pinkel's 35-year coaching career that he had ever awarded a game ball to an individual...

BUT WAIT, THERE's MORE (TAILBACKS)

  • While junior TB Henry Josey led all rushers with 113 yards, fellow Tiger sophomore TB Russell Hansbrough chipped in with 104 rushing yards on Aug. 31 on just eight attempts (13.0 avg.) with a pair of rushing TDs (3 yards, 51 yards)...
  • That marked the first time since 1999 that a pair of Tiger tailbacks both went for 100 yards in the same game. Two Tigers had done that nine times since 1999, but each time it involved one tailback and one quarterback...
  • The last time two Tiger tailbacks had 100 yards apiece, was in 1999 against Western Michigan, when DeVaughn Black and Zain Gilmore rushed for 205 and 139, respectively...

A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING

  • With junior TB Henry Josey's 113 rushing yards, sophomore TB Russell Hansbrough's 104 rushing yards and senior QB James Franklin's 318-yard passing performance against Murray State (Aug. 31), Mizzou's high-powered offense featured two 100-yard rushers and a 300-yard passer for the first time in school history...
  • One of the closest calls to the accomplishment in recent history, with thanks to research from Mizzou Football historian Tom Orf, came in a narrow defeat at No. 1 Oklahoma on Sept. 24, 2011. Josey and Franklin were part of the picture with the duo rushing for 133 and 103 yards, respectively. Franklin threw for 291 yards in the 38-28 near-upset bid...

BRINGING BALANCE TO THE FORCE

  • Mizzou's offense showed great balance in the win over Murray State (Aug. 31), as the Tigers, under first-year coordinator Josh Henson, rolled to 694 yards of offense - the 2nd-most in MU history...
  • The Tigers ran for 358 yards (the most by MU since gaining 428 in 2011 vs. Western Illinois) and added 336 yards passing, and averaged a salty 8.0 yards per snap overall while rolling to Mizzou's 12th-consecutive season-opening victory...

AN EXCELLENT START FOR FRANKLIN

  • Senior QB James Franklin had an outstanding 2013 debut, as he accounted for 362 total yards of offense. Franklin turned in a crisp effort in the passing game, going 26-of-38 for 318 yards (his third career 300-yard game) and three touchdowns, with no interceptions.
  • Franklin also rushed for 44 yards on six carries (7.3 avg.), as he resembled the dynamic dual threat he was when healthy in 2011, when he amassed 3,846 yards of total offense and 36 total touchdowns (2,865 passing yards, 21 passing TDs / 981 rushing yards, 15 rushing TDs)...

GAINES GAINS TWO INTERCEPTIONS

  • The preseason honors candidate got his senior campaign off to an outstanding start as he pulled in a career-high two interceptions and added four tackles as the Tiger defense was stout overall in Mizzou's 58-14 win over Murray State in the 2013 season opener...
  • Gaines' first interception was a key one that came at a time when the game was still in the balance, as Murray had the ball with a 14-13 lead early in the 2nd quarter. Gaines jumped an out route and made a diving interception to give Mizzou the ball at the Racer 33-yardline. Three plays later, Mizzou converted with a touchdown for a 20-14 lead, and that jump-started the Tigers to 45-straight unanswered points...
  • Gaines' last INT came in the 3rd quarter, and upped his career total to five...

MIZZOU COACHING WINS LEADERS

Coach

Wins

# Seasons (Years)

Record

Pct.

# Bowls

Don Faurot

101

19 (1935-42, 46-56)

101-79-10

.558

4

Dan Devine

93

13 (1958-70)

93-37-7

.704

6

Gary Pinkel

92

12 (2001-Present)

92-61

.596

8

Warren Powers

46

7 (1978-84)

46-33-3

.580

5

Gary Pinkel IS EIGHTH-WINNINGEST ACTIVE FBS COACH

  • With his 165 career wins in 23 seasons as a head coach, Mizzou's Gary Pinkel is ranked eighth among active FBS coaches. Pinkel has a career record of 165-98-3 all-time (62.6%), including a 73-37-3 record (64.6%) in 10 years at Toledo (1991-2000) and 92-61 (60.1%) in 13 years at Mizzou...
  • In 2007, Pinkel guided the Tigers from unranked in the pre-season to a team which won a school-record 12 games and a final ranking of #4 in the Associated Press Top-25. Mizzou ascended to #1 in the BCS rankings following the regular season, and stood just one half away from playing in the BCS National Championship Game (before Oklahoma pulled away from a halftime tie to win the Big 12 title game). For his efforts in 2007, Pinkel was a finalist for several national coach of the year awards, including the Robinson, Bryant and Munger awards. He was also named the National Coach of the Year by FieldTurf in 2007, and his 8 bowl games is an MU record.
  • Pinkel has directed Mizzou to 8 winning seasons (8-5 in 2003, 7-5 in 2005, 8-5 in 2006, 12-2 in 2007, 10-4 in 2008, 8-5 in 2009, 10-3 in 2010 and 8-5 in 2011), with those representing 8 of MU's 10 winning campaigns dating back to the 1983 season.
  • The Big 12 North Division titles won by Mizzou in 2007, 2008 and 2010 represent the only football conference titles of any kind Mizzou has won since 1969 - the last time it claimed a share of the old Big Eight Conference crown. In April of 2011, Pinkel agreed to a two-year contract extension, meaning he'll patrol the Tiger sidelines through the 2017 season.

MURPHY RETURNS AS ONE OF NATION'S PREMIER RETURN MEN

  • Junior tailback and kick return specialist Marcus Murphy returns after a breakout 2012 season that saw him earn 2nd-Team All-American (Sports Illustrated) and 1st-Team All-SEC honors for his game-breaking returns for the Tigers. Murphy (DeSoto, Texas) ranked 2nd in the SEC and 10th in the NCAA with his punt return average of 13.85 yards, and he also ranked 5th in the SEC and 42nd in the NCAA with his kickoff return average of 24.11 yards...
  • Murphy broke an MU record by returning four kicks for scores in 2012, including an MU-record three punt returns and one kickoff return. Here's a quick recap of those impact plays...
  • Murphy opened the 2012 season, becoming the first Tiger ever to post two punt return TDs in a game, when he broke off returns of 70 and 72 yards in a 62-10 win over Southeastern Louisiana. He finished the game with 180 yards on five punt returns in all, breaking the MU record of 156 yards held by NFL Hall of Famer Roger Wehrli (set on Oct. 21, 1967)...
  • Four games later, with MU locked in a tight battle at very tough UCF, Murphy got loose for a 66-yard punt return score that gave MU a 14-10 lead midway through the third quarter. That helped spur the Tigers on to a 21-16 win in Orlando, Fla....
  • Two games later, Murphy took a kickoff back for a 98-yard score against eventual BCS National Champ Alabama, marking his first career kickoff return TD...
  • Additionally, the three career punt return scores ties Murphy with former MU two-time All-American Jeremy Maclin for most in Mizzou history, meaning the next one he breaks will put him atop the record books...

WITH A TIGER VICTORY, MIZZOU...

  • Start 3-0 for the third time in five seasons, as well the seventh time in Coach Pinkel's 13-season tenure at Mizzou.
  • Start 3-0 for the first time since the 2010 season, a campaign that brought Mizzou a Big 12 North Co-Championship and 10-3 record.
  • Improve to 93-61 under Coach Pinkel, matching the Mizzou head coach with Dan Devine (1958-70) for No. 2 in school history (93 wins).
  • Notch its third win all-time vs. Indiana, improving the all-time series to 3-6-2.

SERIES HISTORY - Mizzou vs. INDIANA

  • The MU-IU matchup marks the 11th all-time contest between the two schools. Indiana leads the series 6-2-2...
  • The programs have not met recently, with the last game being contested when Mizzou was a Big Eight Conference member in 1992...
  • Missouri and Indiana played for the first time in 1953, a game that the Don Faurot-led Tigers took on the road in Bloomington, Ind., with a 14-7 result...
  • Mizzou grabbed its second win in the series the very next season back in Columbia with a 20-14 victory...

Mizzou

INDIANA

RUSHING

Att.

Yds.

Avg.

TD

Avg/G

Josey

22

139

6.3

3

69.5

Hansbrough

18

135

7.5

2

67.5

Franklin

23

121

5.3

0

60.5

RUSHING

Att.

Yds.

Avg.

TD

Avg/G

Coleman

41

332

8.1

5

110.7

Houston

28

194

6.9

0

64.7

Davis

10

65

6.5

0

32.5

PASSING

Com.-Att.

Pct.

Yds.

TD-Int.

Avg./G

Rating

Franklin

42-63

66.7

530

4-1

265.0

155.11

Mauk

2-3

66.7

18

0-0

18.0

117.07

PASSING

Com.-Att.

Pct.

Yds.

TD-Int.

Avg./G

Sudfeld

60-85

70.6

917

10-2

305.7

Robertson

3-7

42.9

71

2-0

23.7

RECEIVING

Rec.

Yds.

Avg.

TD

Avg./G

Green-Beckham

9

134

14.9

1

67.0

Washington

8

110

13.8

1

55.0

Lucas

7

61

8.7

0

30.5

Clark

5

51

10.2

0

25.5

RECEIVING

Rec.

Yds.

Avg.

TD

Avg./G

Hughes

13

205

15.8

3

68.3

Bolser

12

146

12.2

4

48.7

Latimer

11

210

19.1

1

70.0

Wynn

9

185

20.6

3

61.7

DEFENSE

S-Ast.

Total

TFL

Sack

Int.

PBU

FF-FR

Sam

7-5

12

0.0

0.0

2-0

0

0-0

Webb

7-3

10

0.0

0.0

1-9

0

0-0

Ruise

4-6

10

0.0

0.0

0-0

1

0-0

DEFENSE

S-Ast.

Total

TFL

Sack

Int.

PBU

FF-FR

Cooper

13-14

27

1.0

0.5

0-0

0

0-0

Heban

18-6

24

0.0

0.0

0-0

0

0-0

Bennett

13-8

21

0.0

0.0

0-0

7

0-0