Tag Archives: Florida Gators

Media Day Notes: Murphy makes history, Brantley breaks out and Mauk’s struggles continue

By Brandon Kiley, KBIA Sports

Marcus Murphy honored for his historic performance vs. Florida: Every football team needs a player that can make something out of nothing. For the 2014 Missouri Tigers, that player seems to be Marcus Murphy. Murphy was honored for his playmaking ability on Monday when the Southeastern Conference named him the SEC’s special teams player of the week.

It started on Saturday when the fifth-year senior returned Florida’s opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown.

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Revived Mizzou football team beats Florida 42-13

By The Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Marcus Murphy scored three touchdowns, including two on special teams, and Missouri embarrassed Florida 42-13 Saturday night.

The Tigers (5-2, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) scored on a kickoff return, a punt return, a fumble return and an interception return. They managed just seven first downs and 119 yards of offense, including 20 passing, and essentially let the Gators self-destruct in nearly every way imaginable.

And they did.

Missouri bounced back from a shutout loss at home to Georgia, remained in the hunt in the muddled Eastern Division Read more of this post

What to watch for as Missouri hits the road against Florida

by Christian Clark, KBIA Sports

Missouri (4-2, 1-1) looks to rebound on the road against Florida (3-2, 2-2) on Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville. Here are four things to keep in mind before the Tigers and Gators kick off at 6 p.m.

  • Turnover battle: It’s been over a month since Missouri forced its last turnover. The Tigers have failed to force one since defensive back Duron Singleton, 2, scooped up a fumble for a touchdown in the waning moments of the 38-10 beat down of Central Florida. The takeaway was one of five Missouri recorded on the day. Missouri had harassed its opponents into committing a turnover in 47 consecutive games up to that point. While the defense has come up empty the last three weeks the Tigers’ offense has coughed it up six times in that span, five of which came at home last weekend against Georgia. Winning the turnover battle against a Florida team that is plus-5 in turnover margin on the year would go a long way to helping Missouri get back on track in Southeastern Conference play.

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Missouri Football Media Day Notes

Missouri offense tries to rebound, White expected to play, Steward still out, Defense prepares for two Florida quarterbacks

By Christian Clark, KBIA Sports

COLUMBIA — Maty Mauk and his receivers were awake into the wee hours of the morning Monday following a 34-0 drubbing against Georgia on Saturday.

Still smarting from what senior wideout Bud Sasser called a “pathetic” performance, the sophomore and his pass Read more of this post

SEC coaches pick Florida to win the conference this year

Mizzou picked to fall toward bottom of the pack

Birmingham, Alabama – Florida narrowly edged Texas A&M as the favorite to claim the 2014 Southeastern Conference women’s soccer title in voting by the league’s 14 head coaches. This marks the 16th time that Florida has been tabbed by the coaches to win the title. The results were announced in a media release today.

Missouri finished 8-9-3 overall in 2013, 4-4-3 in the SEC, and was picked to tie for ninth place with Ole Miss. Read more of this post

2014 Missouri Tigers football preview: Florida

Missouri at Florida

Date: Oct. 18
Record: Florida finished 4-8 in 2013, including a 36-17 loss at Missouri. Missouri leads series 2-1

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Darren Hellwege, Sports Commentator

While I think Will Muschamp’s a good coach and in general the idea of a “hot seat” for having one losing season is stupid, Florida’s going to only bounce back so far from last year’s 4-8 disaster.

Florida’s stout defense makes them tough, but there are question marks. And any time you hire a new coordinator and hear that the offense will be “the polar opposite of what we were doing before,” as Jeff Driskel has said, that’s a worry. Kurt Roper showed he was a good OC at Duke, and his resume includes stops at Ole Miss, Tennessee and Kentucky, so he knows the SEC. His high-octane no-huddle offense has had success in a lot Read more of this post

Genovese, Finucane earn SEC honors

By Sam Richmond

The good times continued for the No. 15 Missouri softball team (38-13) on Monday.

A day after the team took the rubber match 5-4 against No. 3 Florida in Gainesville, Fla., Tiger shortstop Corrin Genovese and Tiger pitcher Tori Finucane took home Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week honors, respectively.

Genovese batted .462 in the Tigers four games this past week and played an instrumental role in the series-clinching win over the Gators, knocking in four of Read more of this post

Tigers win rivalry game in St. Louis

Third baseman Ryan Howard warms up in the on deck circle during Wednesday’s night game. Howard finished 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored.

Third baseman Ryan Howard warms up in the on deck circle during Wednesday’s night game. Howard finished 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored.

Photos and story by Caroline Hecker

The Missouri Tigers beat the University of Illinois Fighting Illini 5-2 on Wednesday night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo. The Tigers were lead by Dylan Kelly and Josh Lester, as both finished 2-for-4 on the night and three RBI between them. Peter Fairbanks pitched a career-best eight innings, holding the Fighting Illini to only two runs on four hits with three strikeouts. Missouri will head to Gainesville, Fla., on Friday for a weekend series against the No. 8 Florida Gators.

Finucane, Tigers shutout Missouri State

By Sam Richmond

Freshman pitcher Tori Finucane and the No. 15 Missouri softball team took down Missouri State at University Field in Columbia, Mo., on Wednesday.

The Tiger ace mowed down the Bears to the tune of a complete game shutout, while striking out five batters and allowing just three hits.

Finucane continued a string of dominance by not allowing an earned run in four consecutive starts.

“Tori’s really heating up at the right part of the season,” said junior shortstop Corrin Genovese.

Finucane, a Top 25 Freshman of the Year finalist, attributes her recent performance to Read more of this post

Missouri softball sweeps Ole Miss

Photos by Sam Richmond

Story by Sam Hustis

COLUMBIA – For the second weekend in a row, the Missouri softball team swept an SEC opponent beating the visiting Mississippi Rebels. The Tigers completed the sweep Saturday afternoon when they beat the Rebels 9-1 in six innings due to the run rule.

Tori Finucane delivered a strong pitching performance after allowing two hits, one unearned run and five strikeouts.

The Tigers scored nearly every inning and got the offense started with a solo home run from Natalie Fleming. Saturday was the third game in a row with a home run for the infielder.

The runs kept coming for Missouri in the second inning when Kelli Schkade scored from third on an Emily Crane ground out. This was Crane’s first series back after missing two weeks with a knee injury.

With the Tigers up 5-1 in the sixth inning, Crane hit a sharp single to right field scoring Taylor Gadbois and Schkade. The very next batter, Mackenzie Sykes, tripled to right field and brought home Crane.

Fleming ended the game with an RBI sacrifice fly, moving Missouri to 35-12 on the year, and 12-6 in conference play.

The Tigers host in-state rivals Missouri State on Wednesday before heading to Gainesville, Fla., for a weekend series with the No. 5 University of Florida Gators.