Tag Archives: Toledo Rockets

Missouri’s Markus Golden shining in starting role

Story by Christian Clark, KBIA Sports

It almost looked unfair, the jump defensive end Markus Golden got on Toledo offensive lineman Chase Nelson early in the second quarter of No. 20 Missouri’s 49-24 victory Saturday.

Golden made a beeline for Toledo quarterback Phillip Ely while the Rockets behemoth senior right tackle looked like he Read more of this post


Mizzou football’s Week 3 media day: The performances of Maty Mauk, Markus Golden and Bud Sasser

Story by Brandon Kiley, KBIA Sports

At this weeks session with the media, Brandon Kiley focused on three aspects of Missouri’s game against Toledo: Mauk’s maturation, Golden’s domination and Sasser’s exploitation.

Maty Mauk’s maturation key to Missouri’s offensive success

Quarterback Maty Mauk was named SEC offensive player of the week for his performance against Toledo.

Quarterback Maty Mauk was named SEC offensive player of the week for his performance against Toledo.

Maty Mauk was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Toledo Rockets. Mauk threw for 325 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions in the Missouri (2-0) 49-24 win over Toledo (1-1). Those two interceptions could have come back to haunt other quarterbacks but Maty Mauk says his mindset never changed. (Length: 16 seconds)

Mauk bounced back quickly from his mistakes. His six total touchdowns, including one rushing touchdown, were a career high. Mauk said he sees a little bit of Brett Favre in himself and the comparison makes sense — Mauk is a Read more of this post

Mauk leads No. 24 Missouri over Toledo 49-24 

By The Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio — Maty Mauk was sharp for most of the day — and when he did make a big mistake in the first half, receiver Bud Sasser was there to bail him out.

Sasser hustled back and forced a fumble after Mauk threw an interception in the first quarter, and No. 24 Missouri had a fairly easy time after that in a 49-24 victory over Toledo on Saturday. Sasser also caught a touchdown pass in the Read more of this post

Pinkel’s trip to Toledo will be all business

Pinkel and other coaches returning to familiar turf on Saturday

By Brandon Kiley

Some may be confused as to why the Missouri football team is traveling to Toledo to play against a team not in one of the five power conferences. KBIA’s Brandon Kiley explains why this particular game is about more than football for head coach Gary Pinkel and several of the assistant coaches.

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Missouri ready to take on experienced Toledo team

By Christian Clark, KBIA Sports

Toledo quarterback Phillip Ely dazzled during his first start in more than 3 ½ years last week against New Hampshire.

The Rockets trailed 7-3 after one quarter, but Ely engineered eight consecutive scoring drives to help them earn a 54-20 season opening win. Ely finished the day with 337 passing yards and four touchdowns through the air.

“I’m very impressed with his moxie,” Missouri defensive coordinator Dave Steckel said. “They put some stuff on his Read more of this post

Missouri offense struggling to convert third downs

By Brandon Kiley, KBIA Sport

Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk awaited a snap on third-and-long at the South Dakota State 29-yard line. The redshirt sophomore felt the pass rush coming from his blindside so he stepped up into the pocket, scrambled to his right and let the ball fly. The pass found senior Missouri wide receiver Bud Sasser in the corner of the end zone.

This was the first — and only — third down conversion for the Tiger offense in the second half of their 38-18 victory Read more of this post

2014 Missouri Tigers football preview: Toledo

Darren Hellwege is previewing each of Missouri’s football opponents for the 2014 season. The previews are being published Aug. 1 – 13 and will appear in the order of play.

Missouri v. Toledo
Date and time:
Sept. 6, 11 a.m.
Record: Toledo was 7-5 in 2013, including a loss to Missouri 38-28 in Columbia.

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Darren Hellwege, Sports Commentator

The big question mark is at quarterback. With Terrance Owens’ graduation, there’s still open competition. Sophomore Logan Woodside is the only one with game experience, but Junior Phillip Ely, a transfer from Alabama, was pretty sharp in the Rockets’ spring game.

Running Backs
The Rockets also graduate at stud at RB with the loss of David Fluellen, but sophomore Kareem Hunt got plenty of opportunities with Fluellen’s injury woes last year. Hunt took advantage, averaging over six yards a carry to finish second in the MAC—to Read more of this post

Interceptions key to Mizzou win over Toledo, 38-23

Story by Ryan Shiner
Photos by Tim Nwachukwu

Defensive lineman Markus Golden (33) intercepts the ball from Toledo quarterback Terrance Owens (2). Golden ran the ball back for a touchdown but was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct while celebrating.

Defensive lineman Markus Golden (33) intercepts the ball from Toledo quarterback Terrance Owens (2). Golden ran the ball back for a touchdown but was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct while celebrating.

In a game that turned out to be a lot closer than many Missouri fans would have hoped, the Tigers (2-0,0-0) edged out the Toledo Rockets (0-2,0-0) on Saturday in front of 56,785 people at Faurot Field, 38-23.

But fans might be more disappointed with the ejection of linebacker Andrew Wilson after being called for targeting. Due to the foul, Wilson is suspended for the first half in the Tigers’ next game, against Indiana.

Missouri began the game the way a lot of its drives went — quickly. The first drive lasting nine plays and went 56 yards, ending with a 35-yard field goal by Andrew Baggett. The drive lasted 2:25 and put Missouri ahead 3-0.

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VIDEO: Gary Pinkel on Mizzou’s 7-0 start

After Mizzou's scare against San Diego State, Gary Pinkel believes his team has improved. (Photo by JJ Stankevitz)

While a 7-0 record isn’t something Mizzou had seen since the 1960’s, a start that good is something Gary Pinkel has under his coaching belt.

Pinkel’s 1997 Toledo team won its first eight games, ascending to as high as No. 18 in the AP Top 25 before getting blown out by Ball State for loss No. 1 in the Rockets’ ninth game of the season.

With Mizzou’s win over Oklahoma Saturday, Pinkel secured his second 7-0 start to a season in his career. He’s traded in names like Chris Wallace, Dwayne Harris, Mel Long, and Brock Kreitzburg for Blaine Gabbert, De’Vion Moore, T.J. Moe, and Michael Egnew. And, outside of one game in September, Pinkel’s Tigers have left no doubt to their dominance on the field in every one of their games.

That one game would be the “Moe Miracle,” Mizzou’s 27-24 win over San Diego State Sept. 20. Since squeaking by SDSU, Pinkel says his team has improved—something not all teams do from the early to middle parts of a season.