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10 Mizzou Tigers making their way to the NFL

It was a tense and emotional weekend for 15 former Missouri football players as they waited for their name to be called in the NFL Draft. Four players got the call they hoped for. Here are the results from the weekend.

Second Round
60. Kony Ealy, DE: Carolina
64. Justin Britt, OT: Seattle

Sixth Round
188. E.J. Gaines, CB: St. Louis

Seventh Round
249. Michael Sam, DE : St. Louis (compensatory selection)

Undrafted free agents:
James Franklin, QB: Detroit
Henry Josey, RB: Philadelphia
Marcus Lucus, WR: Carolina
L’Damian Washington, WR: Dallas
Eric Waters, TE: Pittsburgh
Andrew Wilson, OLB: Miami

Undrafted, unsigned
Donovan Bonner
Max Copeland
Marvin Foster
Randy Ponder
Matt White

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Mauk stands out in Black and Gold game

Photos by Daniel Shapiro
Story by Mary Kate Burgess

Josey declares for the NFL draft, will skip final year

By The Associated Press

COLUMBIA —Missouri junior running back Henry Josey has declared for the NFL draft.

Tuesday’s announcement comes four days after Josey was the offensive player of the game for the Tigers’ Cotton Bowl victory over Oklahoma State. Josey ran for three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score. Josey called it a “bittersweet decision.”

Junior defensive Kony Ealy announced after the game that he’d be leaving for the NFL.

Josey missed all of 2012 with a left knee injury, and rebounded this year with 1,166 yards rushing while ranking second in the SEC with 16 touchdowns. He and Tony Temple are the only Missouri running backs to post two 1,000-yard seasons.

Missouri has depth at running back, with Russell Hansbrough and Marcus Murphy returning next season.

Sam, defense give Mizzou 41-31 win over Oklahoma State in Cotton Bowl

Pinkel now winningest coach in Missouri history

Photos by Tim Nwachukwu
Story by Stephen Hawkins, The Associated Press

Anthony Gatti (70), Justin Britt (68) and Max Copeland (61) celebrate on the field with the Cotton Bowl trophy after the game.

Anthony Gatti (70), Justin Britt (68) and Max Copeland (61) celebrate on the field with the Cotton Bowl trophy after the game.

ARLINGTON, Texas — Missouri got the big plays it needed at the end of the Cotton Bowl to beat an old rival.

Henry Josey ran for 92 yards and three touchdowns, the last a 16-yarder with 3:08 left, and Shane Ray returned a fumble 73 yards for a touchdown after that as the No. 9 Tigers beat No. 13 Oklahoma State 41-31 late Friday night.

The former Big 12 and Big Eight rivals traded scores on six consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter, until Read more of this post

No. 5 Mizzou loses to No. 3 Auburn in SEC Championship game, 59-42 


Jan. 1 bowl game likely for Missouri

Photos by Tim Nwachukwu
Story by The Associated Press

Quarterback James Franklin (1) keeps an eye on Auburn defender Chris Davis (11) during a first half rush.  SEC Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Quarterback James Franklin (1) keeps an eye on Auburn defender Chris Davis (11) during a first half rush.
SEC Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

ATLANTA — Missouri proved it’s SEC worthy in only its second year in the league, but the Tigers just weren’t ready for Auburn’s up-tempo running game, and that was a devastating realization with the Southeastern Conference championship on the line.

Henry Josey runs off the field after suffering an injury to his back when he was tackled and pushed into a cart on the sidelines. He returned later in the game.

Henry Josey runs off the field after suffering an injury to his back when he was tackled and pushed into a cart on the sidelines. He returned later in the game.

James Franklin passed for 303 yards and three touchdowns and No. 5 Missouri kept pace with No. 3 Auburn through three quarters before falling 59-42 in a wild SEC title game on Saturday.

The quarterback also ran for a touchdown but Missouri couldn’t match the relentless Auburn offense led by Tre Mason’s 304 yards rushing and four touchdowns.

Coach Gary Pinkel said Missouri struggled to contain quarterback Nick Marshall’s option reads and leadership in Auburn’s fast-paced, no-huddle attack.

“I think what happens is they try to really get going fast, get the fastball rolling, and your defense gets a little frustrated because you’re giving up 10 yards, nine yards,” Pinkel said. “And then guess what? You start making mistakes. You don’t get the gaps. You don’t get to do things you need to do. That’s just not a very good situation to be in.”

Asked what it takes to stop Auburn, Pinkel said “Everybody has problems with it. You know what, I’m the wrong person Read more of this post

Mizzou’s football heroes — and one you may have missed

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Darren Hellwege, Sports Commentator

The Missouri Tigers football team is champion of the SEC East after one of the most thrilling games Faurot Field has seen since the days of leather helmets. And for this remarkable team—and remarkable season—there are heroes to be hailed.

Henry Josey’s a hero. Comes back from catastrophic injury, runs for a 57-yard touchdown run to win the game. Hero stuff.

The quarterback’s always a hero of a big win, and James Franklin earned it with his arm and his feet. E.J. Gaines shut down a top-notch receiver. Andrew Wilson and Kentrell Brothers each had eight tackles; they qualify for hero status. Gary Pinkel tied Read more of this post

Photo Gallery: Mizzou 28, Texas A&M 21

Senior Night overshadowed by big win

Photos by Karen Mitchell

The Missouri Tigers captured the Southeastern Conference East Division championship with a win over Texas A&M Saturday night at Farout Field before a sellout crowd. Missouri will face Auburn in Saturday’s SEC Championship game. All of Missouri’s 16,000 tickets were sold by 8 a.m. today.

James Franklin passed for 233 yards with two touchdowns and 80 yards rushing. Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel was held to 195 yards passing and one touchdown and 21 yards rushing. Henry Josey had 96 rushing yards and one touchdown. Marcus Murphy also had a rushing touchdown. Dorial Green-Beckham and L’Damian Washington each had a receiving touchdown.

Mizzou captures SEC East crown, will face Auburn in championship game

No. 5 Missouri 28, No. 19 Texas A&M 21

Story by The Associated Press
Photo by Karen Mitchell

Henry Josey (20) avoids a tackle on his way to the winning touchdown Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, against Texas A&M in Columbia.

Henry Josey (20) avoids a tackle on his way to the winning touchdown Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, against Texas A&M in Columbia.

COLUMBIA—Henry Josey watched helplessly from the sideline last fall, rehabbing from a serious knee injury, while Missouri was getting pushed around in its first SEC season.

The senior running back’s legs produced the go-ahead score in a win that put the fifth-ranked Tigers in the SEC championship game.

“Those guys were 5 yards away from me before I could even get close to them,” Josey said of his breakaway 57-yard run that helped Missouri wrap up the SEC East with a 28-21 victory over No. 19 Texas A&M on Saturday night. “A big hole opened up and I took it.”

Max Copeland celebrates at midfield after Missouri's win.

Max Copeland celebrates at midfield after Missouri’s win.

Missouri (11-1, 7-1 SEC) advances to the Southeastern Conference championship game against Auburn — a matchup of schools very lightly regarded before the season. Missouri has made a six-win improvement from its initial SEC season and fourth-ranked Auburn (11-1, 7-1) has topped last year’s total by eight after stunning No. 1 Alabama.

“This tells everybody in the whole United States that Mizzou’s the real deal,” said wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, who caught seven passes for 93 yards and a touchdown. “Last year was just last year. Read more of this post

Franklin carries Mizzou to 24-10 
win over Mississippi

By The Associated Press

OXFORD, Miss. — The Missouri Tigers might not have a roster full of superstars but as a collective they’re an awfully tough bunch to beat. The Tigers are now one victory away from playing for a Southeastern Conference championship in just their second season in the league.

Henry Josey rushed for two touchdowns, Marcus Murphy added another and No. 8 Missouri rolled to a 24-10 victory Read more of this post

Mizzou sets records in 48-17 win over Kentucky

Green-Beckham sets reception record

By The Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Maty Mauk wanted simply to keep the offense rolling for No. 9 Missouri before turning the job back to James Franklin. Dorial Green-Beckham was merely trying to help the Tigers’ backup quarterback succeed.

Their goals helped both make program history Saturday.

Mauk threw five touchdown passes to tie Chase Daniel’s school record, Green-Beckham set another mark by catching Read more of this post