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Mizzou Links: Mauk as player of the week, Murphy as difference maker

Mizzou-Indiana will kick off at 3 p.m. CT at Faurot Field, Maty Mauk is the SEC's offensive player of the week after his five-touchdown performance against Toledo, Marcus Murphy is a play-maker, and Bud Sasser is cluuuuuuuutch.

Ed Zurga

1. We're never going to have an evening kickoff again

MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou-Indiana Sept. 20th Football Game to Kick at 3 p.m.
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): MU-Indiana game set for 3 p.m. kick on SEC Network
Post-Dispatch: Mizzou-Indiana gets afternoon kickoff

Though at least Memorial Stadium is pretty in both day and night...
Mizzou Network: IN-DEPTH: Memorial Stadium East Side Expansion Project Complete

2. Maty of the week

MUTIGERS.COM: Maty Mauk Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week
Post-Dispatch: Mauk earns SEC's weekly honor
Mizzou Network: ONE ON ONE: SEC Player of the Week Maty Mauk 9.8.14
Mizzou Network: HIGHLIGHTS: Mizzou tops Toledo on the road 49-24

Fox Sports MW: Good things are happening for Mizzou when do-it-all senior Marcus Murphy gets touches
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): SNAP DECISIONS: More Murphy and the Return of the 3-front

As you can see, the three-wide, tight-end attached set remains a very run-heavy one for the Tigers. This week, it yielded 22 runs, four passes and a sack. Last week, it was 14 runs and five passes. So Missouri is running nearly 80 percent of the time when it lines up in that set. The balance in the four-wide is better and represents better what direction the play calling is going that day. As, you know, it should, being their most-used set.

Murphy's a little closer to that "50 plays in 75 snaps" threshold Pinkel was talking about. This week it was 40 in 80, or half. He's still primarily being used in the backfield (65 back there as opposed to nine in the slot for the season). I imagine it will remain that way as long as Morgan Steward is out.

Post-Dispatch: Mizzou receiver comes through in clutch

3. Future Tigers

PowerMizzou: Following the Future, 9/8
PowerMizzou: Commitment Update: Emanuel Hall

4. Off the gridiron

MUTIGERS.COM: Mizzou Closes Homestand With In-State Rival St. Louis

Women's Golf
MUTIGERS.COM: Tigers Among Top Three at Chip-N Club Invitational

Mizzou Network: IN-DEPTH: Fraze Mowing

5. Torta with chipotle guacamole, eh?

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