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Terry Beckner, Walter Palmore and Jordan Elliott walk into a bar...or line up next to each other on third down.

NCAA Football: Missouri at South Carolina
Damarea Keener-Crockett and the other Missouri backs gained a ton of yards outside the tackles against South Carolina, running there 22 times for 215 yards.
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If you followed along with my work in this space last year, you know that I endeavored to provide snap counts for every Missouri player for every offensive and defensive snap that counted during the season.

If you were not...well, I just explained what this is in the last graf. You should have paid attention.

Anyway, I pored over the film of the Tigers’ 37-35 loss to South Carolina to see who Missouri used on offense and defense, how often and in what ways. Then I tried to gather it in a way that wouldn’t bore you too terribly.

Did I fail? Did I succeed? I suppose that’s up for history to decide.

On we go with Year 3 of ... Snap Chats...

Observations

  • First, let’s talk about the various Dimes Missouri trotted out against South Carolina. There was the traditional 4-1-6 that the Tigers started the season with, with four down linemen and Terez Hall at linebacker. That came out three times and let up only nine yards.
  • Then there was the more traditional 3-2-6, with three down linemen and Cale Garrett and Hall and linebacker. That came out nine times for 48 yards.
  • Then there was a new one. This one had Terry Beckner and Jordan Elliott at end and Walter Palmore at tackle, with Lee and Garrett as the linebackers. That one came out 12 times for 109 yards, including the vast majority of South Carolina’s game-winning drive.
  • So if anybody’s wondering why Missouri had a bit of trouble bothering Michael Scarnecchia with pressure on that game-winning drive, maybe it’s because the Tigers had three defensive tackles as their main pass rushers on all but the final play.
  • Don’t know if we’ll be seeing that again, because it didn’t work out too well against the Gamecocks.
  • Another interesting wrinkle in third-down sets: the Tigers stood up all three of their linemen in the 3-2-6 three times, yielding two incomplete passes and a nine-yard run.
  • We also got a 3-3-4 look...yes, only 10 men on the field...in which it looked like an end forgot to run out there on a first-and-goal after that 20-yard pass to Shi Smith on a free play offsides call. That was an incomplete pass. South Carolina scored the next play, when Missouri had 11 on the field.
  • Now let’s talk a little bit about blitzers. Missouri sent an extra rusher on 16 of Scarnecchia’s 36 pass plays, or 47.2 percent. On those 17, Scarnecchia completed 7-of-16 for 107 yards and two touchdowns and took an intentional grounding on a pressure from Hall.
  • With only three or four rushers coming, Scarnecchia completed 13-of-19 passes for 143 yards and a score. Very comfortable, very efficient.
  • On offense, Missouri, again, had beaucoup success running off the tackle, pulling their guards and bringing the tight ends out to block. Missouri ran 22 times for 215 yards off the tackle, including 11 times for 145 yards off right tackle Paul Adams.
  • Inside the tackles, Missouri ran 21 times for 91 yards.
  • In the backfield, Damarea Keener-Crockett got 33 snaps, Larry Rountree got 27 and Tyler Badie got 21. Very equitable.
  • Albert Okwuegbunam got 64 snaps at tight end, and Kendall Blanton got 58. In the absence of starting receivers Emanuel Hall and Nate Brown, both saw more action comparatively. Okwuegbunam, actually, had the fourth-most snaps out wide, at 28, following Jalen Knox (67), Kam Scott (64) and Johnathon Johnson (30).
  • Missouri had a 1.57 tight ends per snap ratio. Its highest of the season.
  • Johnson seemed like he was hobbled for most of the second half as well, and he only ended up playing 37 percent of snaps.
  • Case Cook took all but nine snaps at left guard and Jonah Dubinski subbed in for six at center. Samson Bailey also had that fun, tight-end-eligible play for a 21-yard pass from left tackle, and Yasir Durant kicked out wide. Weird-looking formation that worked.
  • Nate Anderson was hobbled for a bit of the second half as well, and Chris Turner (50) and Tre Williams (39) were the end snap beneficiaries.
  • At tackle, Palmore played 59 percent of the snaps, and Beckner (13), Elliott (11) and Kobie Whiteside each played snaps off the edge.
  • Joshuah Bledsoe and Tyree Gillespie subbed pretty frequently in for Cam Hilton and Khalil Oliver at safety, making it look like maybe the safety depth isn’t so incredibly settled after all.
  • Christian Holmes also got four planned series on the back end, but he looked like he got shaken up on an end-around in the third quarter and didn’t return. Jarvis Ware saw 14 Dime snaps in his stead.
  • On offense, Missouri used its 3-wide, tight-end attached, one-back set 27 times for 242 yards, or 8.96 per. It was also Avery balanced set (55-45 pass). Very sporty.
  • The four-wide, one-running back set gained only 40 yards on 16 plays, or 2.50 per. It was a 63-37 pass set that went 2-of-9 for 6 yards and two picks and a sack in the set.
  • Not very sporty.

Missouri Success When Running...

Off Left Tackle: 11 for 70
Between LT and Left Guard: 3 for 5
Between LG and Center: 10 for 31, 2 TD
To the Left Side: 24 for 106 (4.42 avg.), 2 TD

Between C and Right Guard: 4 for 34
Between RG and Right Tackle: 4 for 21
Off RT: 11 for 145, TD
To the Right Side: 19 for 200 (10.5 avg.), TD

Outside the Tackles: 22 for 215 (9.77 avg.), TD
Inside the Tackles: 21 for 91 (4.33 avg.), 2 TD

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Michael Scarnecchia When Facing...

3 Rushers
3-of-5, 27 yards

4 Rushers
10-of-14, 116 yards, TD

5 Rushers
4-of-8, 61 yards, TD, sack

6 Rushers
3-of-5, 45 yards, TD

Rush 7
0-of-3

3-4 Rushers
13-of-19, 143 yards, TD

5 or More Rushers
7-of-16, 106 yards, 2 TD


Offense
Quarterback
Drew Lock — 81

Running Back
Damarea Keener-Crockett — 33
Larry Rountree — 27
Tyler Badie — 20
Daniel Parker — 4

H-Back
Albert Okwuegbunam — 15
Kendall Blanton — 10
Daniel Parker — 1

Receiver
Jalen Knox — 67
Kam Scott — 64
Johnathon Johnson — 30
Albert Okwuegbunam — 28
Dominic Gicinto — 16
Kendall Blanton — 13
Alex Ofodile — 10
Barrett Banister — 4
Tyler Badie — 1
Yasir Durant — 1

Tight End
Kendall Blanton — 35
Albert Okwuegbunam — 21
Samson Bailey — 2
Daniel Parker — 2
Johnathon Johnson — 1

Line
Paul Adams — 81
Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms — 81
Yasir Durant — 80
Trystan Colon-Castillo — 75
Case Cook — 72
Kevin Pendleton — 9
Jonah Dubinski — 6
Samson Bailey — 1

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Defense
End
Chris Turner — 47
Tre Williams — 38
Nate Anderson — 24
Terry Beckner — 13
Jordan Elliott — 11
Akial Byers — 8
Trajan Jeffcoat — 3
Kobie Whiteside — 1

Tackle
Walter Palmore — 47
Terry Beckner — 45
Jordan Elliott — 23
Kobie Whiteside — 13
Rashad Brandon — 9
Nate Anderson — 1

Rush End
Nate Anderson — 11
Chris Turner — 3
Tre Williams — 1

Linebacker
Cale Garrett — 76
Terez Hall — 69
Brandon Lee — 67
Ronnell Perkins — 1

Nickelback
Adam Sparks — 24
Tyree Gillespie — 12
Terry Petry — 12

Cornerback
DeMarkus Acy — 75
Adam Sparks — 46
Christian Holmes — 25
Jarvis Ware — 14

Safety
Cam Hilton — 53
Joshuah Bledsoe — 51
Khalil Oliver — 38
Tyree Gillespie — 18


Offensive Set Success

3-WR/1-TE/1-RB
Run: 12 for 116 (9.67 avg.), TD
Pass: 8-of-15, 126 yards (8.40 avg.)
Total: 27 plays, 242 yards (8.96 avg.)

4-WR/1-RB
Run: 6 for 37 (6.17 avg.)
Pass: 2-of-9, 6 yards (0.67 avg.), 2 INT
Sack: 1 for -3
Total: 16 plays, 40 yards (2.50 avg.), 2 INT

3-WR/2-RB
Run: 8 for 43 (5.38 avg.)
Pass: 5-of-7, 39 yards (5.57 avg.)
Total: 15 plays, 82 yards (5.47 avg.)

2-WR/2-TE/1-RB
Run: 8 for 21 (2.63 avg.)
Pass: 0-of-2
Total: 10 plays, 21 yards (2.10 avg.)

2-WR/1-TE/2-RB
Run: 5 for 19 (3.80 avg.)
Pass: 0-of-1
Total: 6 plays, 19 yards (3.17 avg.)

2-WR/3-RB
Run: 2 for 63 (31.5 avg.)
Pass: 1-of-1, 12 yards
Total: 3 plays, 75 yards (25.0 avg.)

5-WR (Samson Bailey’s #TightEndPassGame Moment)
Pass: 1-of-1, 21 yards

3-TE/2-RB
Run: 1 for 1, TD

2-TE/3-RB
Run: 1 for 1, TD

1-WR/3-TE/1-RB
Run: 1 for 1

Slippery Punting
Run: 1 for -13

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Defensive Set Success

4-3
Run: 30 for 72 (2.40 avg.)
Pass: 7-of-9, 74 yards (8.22 avg.), 2 TD
Sack: 1 for -9
Total: 40 plays, 137 yards (3.43 avg.),2 TD

Dime (3-2-6)
Run: 2 for 8 (4.00 avg.)
Pass: 10-of-19, 149 yards (7.84 avg.)
Total: 21 plays, 157 yards (7.48 avg.)

3-4
Run: 11 for 39 (3.55 avg.)
Pass: 3-of-4, 26 yards (6.50 avg.), TD
Total: 15 plays, 65 yards (4.33 avg.), TD

Dime (4-1-6)
Run: 1 for 9
Pass: 0-of-2
Total: 3 plays, 9 yards (3.00 avg.)

3-3-4
Pass: 0-of-1

Fake Field Goal
Run: 1 for 5

Slippery Punt Snap
Run: 1 for 4