Missouri tries to toe the line between protecting Drew Lock's future development and winning games with him in the present tense. Also: 25 years and five downs later, Charles Johnson still did not score.
Missouri's offense in no way dominated against South Carolina, but with Drew Lock behind center, the Tigers were more adept at avoiding negative plays, and when they got a chance to produce some points, they did so.
South Carolina is coming to town and Mizzou has a shiny new starting quarterback with which to do battle. Can Drew Lock rally the Tigers to a nice bounce-back win? No one can know, so we might as well start pregaming now!
Frst-time starting quarterbacks are 6-0 under Gary Pinkel at Missouri ... so South Carolina might as well not make the trip with Drew Lock starting, right? Plus: Mizzou's other star freshman, Terry Beckner Jr., sure looks the part.
Saturday's Missouri-South Carolina game will feature two freshman quarterbacks: Mizzou's Drew Lock vs. SC's Lorenzo Nunez. Also: Maty Mauk's suspension made an awkward situation easier, and Mizzou Volleyball wins a 5-set thriller over No. 9 Florida.