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Shane Ray, Beast
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Mizzou Football junior DE Shane Ray (Kansas City, Mo.) has been named one of 20 semifinalists for the 20th Chuck Bednarik Award, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday. The award is presented annually by the organization to the outstanding defensive player of the year.
With his record-breaking effort against Kentucky (Nov. 1), Ray leads the SEC in sacks with 12.0. During the final minutes of the game, Ray sacked Kentucky QB Patrick Towles to break the single-season sack record of 11.5, previously set by Aldon Smith in 2009 and matched by Michael Sam in 2013. His sack total currently ranks tied for second nationally.
The first-year starter also leads the SEC in tackles-for-loss with 16.0 among his 50 total tackles. Ray has earned SEC weekly honors twice and been the heart of the Mizzou defense that leads the league in sacks (31.0) and ranks tied for first in tackles-for-loss (69.0).
Ray ended the game with five total tackles, the two sacks - which both came on 4th down plays to give Mizzou possession of the ball - while adding a pass break up to his ledger. It marked the fifth two-sack game of the season for Ray, who now leads the SEC in both sacks (12.0) and tackles for loss (16.0), while ranking second and third in the nation in those categories, respectively.
Aldon Smith, Michael Sam, Kony Ealy, Justin Smith, Sheldon Richardson. All players who weren't able to sack as many QBs as Shane Ray.
— Jack Frost (@JackPeglow) November 1, 2014
Alright, let's look at some rate stats for Ray. He's seen 487 snaps this year, which is 54.1 a game and 72.4 percent of the team's snaps. Ray has recorded a sack once every 40.6 plays he's in the game. The team average is once every 238.8 plays. He's recorded a tackle for loss once every 30.4 snaps. Team average is once every 107.3 snaps.
The average Missouri defensive lineman not named Shane Ray has a sack every 133.4 snaps and a tackle for loss once every 65.7 snaps. So Shane Ray is, on the average, 70 percent more likely to get a sack and 54 percent more likely to get a tackle for loss than his fellow Missouri defensive linemen.
Texas A&M game time announced
Missouri and Texas A&M are meeting for the fifth consecutive season and the fourth time in five years at Kyle Field in College Station. The Tigers have won four of the last five meetings, including two of the last three on the Aggies’ home field. In Mizzou’s last visit to Texas A&M, Johnny Manziel put the final touches on his 2012 Heisman Trophy season in a 59-29 victory. The Tigers took down the Aggies 28-21 last year in Columbia to clinch the SEC Eastern Division. Texas A&M leads the all-time series 8-6.
Sophomore Kenny Hill, widely held as an early Heisman contender for his electrifying performances as Texas A&M climbed the rankings, was suspended two games for violating team rules and athletic department policies. He will be eligible to return against Missouri.
The Tigers and Aggies have played in each of the past four seasons, with Missouri taking three of four. This will be the fourth time in five years the Tigers travel to College Station. After this season, the two are not scheduled to meet again until 2021.
If Missouri beats Tennessee but loses to A&M and Arkansas, then its division record would be 5-1. By the way the tiebreaker works, Georgia would be eliminated due to having a worse division record than Florida and Missouri have. At that point it becomes a two-team tiebreaker, and Missouri would make a return trip to Atlanta thanks to having clobbered the Gators last month.
Men's Hoops Player Previews:
HHKB Chris - Hi my name is Hayden Barnard and I'm the new Danny Feldman, I will dunk in some game late and everyone will freak out in the best possible way. GO FORTH AND DUNK HAYDEN!!!
And just because we think it's neat:
New video board being installed in Mizzou Arena. MIZ pic.twitter.com/uAhHpH9pU5— gillind (@DougGillin) November 3, 2014
:( Women's Hoops loses PG for season
Missouri junior point guard Lianna Doty will miss the upcoming season after suffering a foot injury two weeks ago, Tigers women's basketball coach Robin Pingeton said today. Doty, who started every game for the Tigers last year, tore the Lisfranc tendon in her left foot and also dislocated the first and second metatarsals.
Doty said she’s never missed a game, even going back to middle school. She fractured her right wrist shortly before last season’s first-round WNIT game but still played 33 minutes in that game against Creighton and scored 14 points, both team highs.