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Mauk back on track

andy hill maukWith no touchdown passes over the last three weeks, Maty Mauk’s first season as starting quarterback for the Missouri Tigers has stalled. KBIA Sports’ Brandon Kiley has a midseason report.

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Missouri surges back late to defeat South Carolina 21-20

Starting quarterback Maty Mauk has thrown for 14 touchdowns this season.

Starting quarterback Maty Mauk has thrown for 14 touchdowns this season.

By Christian Clark, KBIA Sports

Two fourth-quarter touchdowns from a Missouri offense that had produced just 69 total yards on its previous 10 possessions helped the unranked Tigers eek out a 21-20 comeback victory over No. 13 South Carolina on Saturday night at Williams-Brice Stadium.

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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

Missouri upset by Indiana in battle of attrition

 

Missouri defensive lineman Matt Hoch (89) and Missouri linebacker Kentrell Brothers (10) are unable to bring down Indiana running back Tevin Coleman (6) on a screen pass on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri. Coleman had 19 carries for 132 yards rushing in Indiana’s 31-27 win.

Missouri defensive lineman Matt Hoch (89) and Missouri linebacker Kentrell Brothers (10) are unable to bring down Indiana running back Tevin Coleman (6) on a screen pass on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri. Coleman had 19 carries for 132 yards rushing in Indiana’s 31-27 win.

Story By Brandon Kiley, KBIA Sports

Photos by Tim Leible and Christian Clark, KBIA Sports

Indiana has the football at its 41-yard line with 1:08 left in the game. A field goal ties the game at 27. A touchdown gives Indiana the lead against the defending SEC East champion Missouri Tigers.

Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld catches the snap, looks to his left,

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What to watch for as Missouri faces Indiana

Starting quarterback Maty Mauk has thrown for 12 touchdowns this season.

Starting quarterback Maty Mauk has thrown for 12 touchdowns this season.

By Brandon Kiley, KBIA Sports

The Indiana Hoosiers (1-1) travel to Columbia, Missouri on Saturday to take on the No. 18 ranked Missouri Tigers (3-0). Here’s what to watch for.

  1. Indiana will run, run and run some more: The Indiana offense is predicated on a dominant run game. Junior running back Tevin Coleman is the fifth leading rusher in the country, rushing for more than 400 yards in Indiana’s first two games of the season. Missouri’s defense has struggled against the run at times early this year, ranking 44th nationally in rushing yards allowed per game. Indiana will try to exploit that weakness, and Coleman has the potential to break a long run if Missouri’s defense isn’t careful. The junior running back ran for at least 10 yards on 13 of his 44 total carries this season. Missouri needs to slow down Indiana’s dynamic rushing attack to win the football game.
  2. Tigers defensive ends have impressed: Despite Missouri losing Kony Ealy and Michael Sam, two 2013 All-SEC defensive ends, to the NFL, the pass rush has still been a strength for the Tiger defense. Missouri is tied for the sixth most sacks in the country with 12 sacks through the first three games. Maybe even more impressive than the total number of sacks is the fact that Markus Golden and Shane Ray, the defensive ends that replaced Ealy and Sam, have combined for nine of those sacks. Going up against Indiana will be a good test for the Tigers pass rushers, though. The veteran Indiana offensive line has only given up two sacks on the year.
  3. Dark-horse Heisman Candidate: Sports Illustrated listed Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk as a dark-horse Heisman Trophy candidate before the season. Through three games, the redshirt sophomore quarterback has not disappointed. Mauk is tied for the most passing touchdowns in the nation, and his 176.6 passer rating places him among the top 20 nationally in the statistic. Mauk has a chance to add to his eye-popping numbers against a shaky Indiana pass defense. The Hoosiers allowed 395 yards passing in their 45-42 loss to Bowling Green last week.
  4. Gone Streaking: It’s the gift that keeps on giving for Missouri; the Tigers have forced a turnover in 47 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the nation. Missouri forced nine turnovers during its first three games, while Indiana has a negative turnover differential on the year.