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Shane Ray headlines seven Missouri All-SEC selections

By Brandon Kiley, KBIA Sports 

For the second-straight year, a Missouri defensive lineman will take home the SEC Defensive Player of the Year award.

Missouri defensive end Shane Ray took advantage of his first year as a starter, leading the SEC with 14 sacks and 21 tackles for loss. Ray follows in former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam’s shoes after Sam won the SEC Defensive Player of the Year award in 2013.

This is the second time a team has won back-to-back defensive player of the year awards, the other instance being LSU in 2010 and 2011.

Ray headlines a list of seven Missouri players selected to the 2014 AP All-SEC team. Read more of this post

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Player Development Fuels Tigers’ SEC Success

Defensive lineman Markus Golden (33) runs back his interception against Toledo in September, one of 10 interceptions Missouri has this season.

Defensive lineman Markus Golden (33) runs back his interception against Toledo in September, one of 10 interceptions Missouri has this season.

By Christian Clark, KBIA Sports

COLUMBIA — Missouri defensive end Markus Golden is one of the most disruptive forces in all of college football. In 12 games, the senior from St. Louis has registered 16 tackles for loss and 8 ½ sacks.

It’s easy to understand why Golden reaps success if you’ve seen him play. Golden is a rare breed of defensive end with the speed to go around opposing lineman and the strength to bulldoze them. What’s more difficult to understand is how Golden turned into the quarterback-crushing, run-stuffing defensive end we see today. Read more of this post

Missouri beats Arkansas to clinch second straight SEC East title

By Brandon Kiley, KBIA Sports 

Many experts didn’t believe Missouri could compete with the SEC in football. That seems silly now, after Missouri (10-2, 7-1) finished a drive late in the fourth quarter to take a 21-14 lead against Arkansas (6-6, 2-6).

For the second straight year, the SEC East division title came down to the final week of the season. Read more of this post

Missouri Tigers round-up

Fall sports are winding down, basketball just getting started for Mizzou

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Darren Hellwege, Sports Commentator

As KBIA moves into pledge drive mode, it’s a crazy busy week for me, but here are a few random thoughts on several issues related to Mizzou sports.

FOOTBALL: Tigers getting defensive

Throughout the Pinkel Renaissance in Missouri football, Tiger teams have tended to win with outstanding offense and a defense that was good enough to win most of the time. It’s interesting to see a different style of winning this year with as the Tigers have struggled on offense but have won with great play by the defense. Most people are scratching their heads wondering how the Tigers could be 7-2 and in first place in the SEC East, but it’s not a complicated answer—defense.

And it’s not just the line, although as Shane Ray’s sack record is celebrated it’s obvious the line is the strength of this Read more of this post

Mizzou defense dominates in 20-10 win over Kentucky

Story by Christian Clark, KBIA Sports
Photos by Brandon Kiley, KBIA Sports

Missouri defensive end Shane Ray (56) jumps to knock down Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles’ (14) pass at the line of scrimmage. Missouri defensive end Markus Golden (33) applies pressure to the quarterback after beating Kentucky offensive tackle Jordan Swindle (70) around the edge.

Missouri defensive end Shane Ray (56) jumps to knock down Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles’ (14) pass at the line of scrimmage. Missouri defensive end Markus Golden (33) applies pressure to the quarterback after beating Kentucky offensive tackle Jordan Swindle (70) around the edge.

COLUMBIA — Darrian Miller didn’t stand a chance.

With less than a minute remaining in the game and his team facing fourth-and-7, the Kentucky Wildcats left tackle found himself lined up against Missouri defensive end Shane Ray.

The ball was snapped, and Ray did to Miller what he’s done to so many offensive linemen this year: use his blazing Read more of this post

Missouri bats wake up in the second weekend of their Fall World Series 

By Tim Leible, KBIA Sports

The offense came around for both the Black and Gold teams in the second weekend of the Fall World Series in Columbia.

It was the Gold team that saw their bats wake up in the first game. They were powered by homeruns by Ryan Howard and Josh Lester. Howard’s homerun was his third of the fall, while Lester’s was his first.

The Gold team also got a solid pitching performance from Alec Rash.

After allowing two runs in the first, Rash converted 13 of the final 14 batters in to outs. He also struck out nine over seven innings of work and only allowed the two runs.

The solid pitching and big hits led to a 5-3 victory in the first matchup.

Offense was the major factor for the Black team in the third game of the weekend.

Six batters reached base with a base hit and Chris Akmon, Zach Levy, Jack Klages and Case Munson all had multi-hit games. Four batters had an RBI in the game as the Black team put up six runs.

They also received a great start from freshman Tanner Houck. Houck brought a no-hitter into the sixth inning. He went seven innings, struck out eight and allowed two runs.

The Black team struggled a little in relief, but would end up winning the game 6-4.

The Fall World Series will wrap up with a three game set on Wednesday, Oct. 22, Thursday, Oct. 23 and Friday, Oct. 24.

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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5 turnovers doom Missouri in 34-0 loss to Georgia

The Missouri defense collapses on Georgia tight end/running back Quayvon Hicks (48). Georgia had 58 carries for 210 yards and three touchdowns against the Tigers on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2014 at Faurot Field.

The Missouri defense collapses on Georgia tight end/running back Quayvon Hicks (48). Georgia had 58 carries for 210 yards and three touchdowns against the Tigers on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2014 at Faurot Field.

Story by Christian Clark, KBIA Sports
Photos by Brandon Kiley, KBIA Sports

A Missouri offense that had been up-and-down through the first five games of the season finally exhibited some consistency Saturday. Unfortunately for the No. 23 Tigers (4-2, 1-1 in Southeastern Conference play), it was not the type of consistency head coach Gary Pinkel sought from the group.

Quarterback Maty Mauk committed five turnovers — including four interceptions —and the Missouri offense managed just 147 total yards and 10 first downs in a 34-0 loss to No. 13 Georgia (5-1, 3-1) at Faurot Field.

“If you have that stat that extreme on one side, it’s very difficult to win any any game,” Pinkel said after the game. “Five-to-nothing on turnovers — most likely you don’t have a chance to beat anybody.”

Mauk’s first miscue of the day came midway through the first quarter Read more of this post

Media Day Notes: Timing is everything, containing Gurley and early kickoffs

By Brandon Kiley, KBIA Sports

Good time for a bye:

Missouri (4-1) went into the bye week with momentum after picking up a much-needed 21-20 win over South Carolina.

“The bye was at a very good time,” Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said. “We played five games, had a bye and play four more (before Missouri’s next bye). In this league, I think that’s a great setup. I think you would probably take that every year.”

The bye week couldn’t have come at a better time for the Missouri players. Senior receivers Darius White and Jimmie Hunt were not able to play against South Carolina because of injuries. White was out with a torn groin muscle and Hunt was out with a burst bursa sac in his knee.

“I’m not trying to rush anything,” White said. “I’m just trying to get back (to being) healthy. Get back out there to help the team. But I really feel like I’ll be out there this weekend.”

Hunt expects to be back this weekend as well. He was hoping to play against South Carolina, but Read more of this post

Tigers’ starting lineup gets a shakeup following home loss

Darius White, left, strikes a pose after scoring a touchdown.

Darius White, left, strikes a pose after scoring a touchdown.

Story by Christian Clark, KBIA Sports

The Missouri football team will feature a number of fresh faces in its starting lineup as Southeastern Conference play begins for the Tigers Saturday at South Carolina.

loss to a lackluster opponent — such as the one Missouri (3-1) suffered at home against Indiana this past Saturday — can have that effect. Five players in all will make their first starts of the year against the Gamecocks (3-1). Some of the Read more of this post