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Mizzou Links, 10-5-12

DGB's out, Eric Waters is a good team player, Mizzou Basketball has talent, and Scherzer and Kinsler are back in the playoffs.

Bill Carter

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With DGB out, Eric Waters should get plenty of playing time in both running and passing situations on Saturday.

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    The coaching staff made a commitment to run the ball in the second half, and because they couldn't make the Knights' extra defender back up with the threat of getting beat in pass coverage, they were going to make sure they blocked him at the point of attack, even if it meant taking one of their receivers and bringing him inside.

    Tight end Eric Waters spent a significant part of the second half moving in motion across the formation, ending up in position to slow down a linebacker or defensive end while tailback Kendial Lawrence with the ball ran the other way.

    Lawrence, who rushed only once for 3 yards in the first half, had it handed to him 18 times in the second. That was more than he carried it in any other game this season. The senior appreciated the workload.

    "When you're a rhythm runner, you need the touches and the carries to improve your running each play," he said. "It felt really good, and I was excited about it."

    Waters helped him maximize those opportunities, and Lawrence finished with 104 yards rushing on his 19 total carries. That included blocking the backside on Lawrence's 33-yard fourth-quarter run and also springing him for a 10-yard dash into the end zone one play later.

    "I enjoy seeing him score, whether it be me on the field or off the field," Waters said. "Whatever I've got to do to make sure he gets in that end zone, I'm going to make sure I do it to the best of my ability."

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