The Missouri football team showed a new defensive look against Illinois that had two players lined up out of position.
Aldon Smith, a sophomore defensive end on the Missouri football team, had 10 tackles, three tackles for loss and two sacks in Missouri's 23-13 win over Illinois on Saturday.
Darvin Ruise is new to the linebacker position after spending his high school years as a quarterback and safety. Co-offensive line coach Josh Henson recruited Ruise as a safety, but Ruise spent the winter and spring bulking up to the point that he’d simply outgrown his former position
The Tigers' defensive end was named the defensive player of the week by The Walter Camp Football Foundation.
In his first start for the Missouri football team, T.J. Moe, a sophomore, was the standout wide receiver in Missouri’s 23-13 win against Illinois. He caught 13 receptions for 101 yards and scored the team’s first touchdown of the day.
Coach Pinkel tells his playmakers at the break that they have to step up and gets more offense from Gabbert and his wide receivers.
Carl Gettis' one-handed interception in the fourth quarter securely placed all the momentum on Missouri's side and helped lead the team to a 23-13 victory over Illinois.
“The easy thing to say is that Illinois doesn’t want to get beat anymore.” — Missouri sports historian Michael Atchison on the end of the Arch Rivalry series.
The Tigers running back was charged with deviate sexual assault on Monday. He will keep his athletic scholarship as long as he remains enrolled at MU.
After Derrick Washington’s suspension last Thursday, Kendial Lawrence, the sophomore tailback, moved from second on the depth chart to first string. He and the other three backup tailbacks are ready to step up in Washington’s absence.
MU junior receiver Wes Kemp said he couldn't help being affected when Munir Prince, a senior cornerback and longtime friend of Kemp, was knocked unconscious during a punt return in last Thursday’s scrimmage.
The tickets will be available starting 6 p.m. Wednesday on mutigers.com.
Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel said Monday he feels responsible for the disciplinary problems his team is facing, but thinks the program has a good system for dealing with such difficulties.
Missouri wide receiver Jerrell Jackson was supposed to be out until October with a wrist injury, but some fast healing put him back in the lineup against Illinois on Saturday.
A Boone County prosecutor said the decision to charge MU football player Derrick Washington with a felony was reached after an investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted a 23-year-old woman in June at the Campus View apartment complex.
The single count against the suspended running back was filed Monday.
Long snapper and backup tight end Beau Brinkley was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
The freshman has received an education from his teammates while sitting on the sidelines with an sprained ankle. He has missed the crucial on-field experience that he needs in order to play, though, so there's a good chance he will redshirt this season.
Missouri prepares for first home game Sept. 11 against McNeese State
Boone County Assistant Prosecutor Andrea Hayes, who is handling the legal action for the woman who said that Missouri running back Washington sexually assaulted her, would not reveal specifics about Washington's legal issues. She did acknowledge her connection to the matter.