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Mizzou Tigers pennant What's On

Best. Homecoming. Ever.

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Five years later, McGaffie moves past moment of glory against No. 1 Oklahoma

Mizzou Tigers pennant AO Mizzou Football Set to Honor the Life of Aaron O’Neal Saturday

Mizzou Tigers pennant 1.5 days to Florida

The Trib (David Morrison): Stat Spotlight: Disruption on Missouri's D-Line, 2013-15

Snaps per Tackle for Loss

Ends (Starters)
1. Walter Brady, 2015 -- 21.9
2. Charles Harris, 2015 -- 27.6
3. Shane Ray, 2014 -- 31.2
4. Michael Sam, 2013 -- 34.4
5. Markus Golden, 2014 -- 35.7

Ends (Backups, at least 10% of snaps)
1. Markus Golden, 2013 -- 28.8
2. Nate Howard, 2015 -- 44.7
3. Marcell Frazier, 2015 -- 45.7
4. Shane Ray, 2013 -- 54.0
5. Charles Harris, 2014 -- 86.8

Post-Dispatch: Mizzou tight ends catch on with expanded roles

As an extra blocker in the running game, the 6-foot-5, 260-pound Echard was especially valuable in the Tigers’ best rushing performance of the season. With Echard saddled up next to an offensive tackle at tight end or stationed in the backfield as an H-back, Mizzou ran 20 times for 113 yards. Late in the first quarter, Echard sealed off Gamecocks linebacker T.J. Holloman with a crucial block to spring Ish Witter for a 17-yard run, his longest in a career-high 98-yard day.

Echard was on the field for all three of Mizzou’s touchdowns: He ran a pass route out of the backfield on Lock’s first touchdown, blocked for Lock as an H-back on his second scoring pass and served as an extra offensive lineman on Witter’s 1-yard plunge out of a short-yardage formation that featured nine blockers.

PowerMizzou: Gators provide huge test for Missouri's offense
PowerMizzou: Opposing View: Florida

PM: Break down Will Grier so far. Where has he excelled, and where has he struggled? [...]

The past five quarters of action, Grier has been excellent, throwing for a combined 412 yards and six touchdowns on 74.4%. However, he looked a bit shaky in his first couple of games and through the first three quarters of the Tennessee contests. In those games, he appeared a bit antsy in the pocket, displayed some questionable footwork and rushed through his progressions. All too often, he'd opt for the scramble when he had a man open downfield that would result in a bigger gain. The key for Grier is staying collected in the pocket and trusting his protection. Maybe having the flu calmed him down a bit against Ole Miss -- I don't know.

Mizzou Tigers pennant The Hoops links are flowing in now @MizzouHoops Hosting #OpenGym on Homecoming Saturday

The Trib: MU women's hoops team opens practice at nearly full strength

Mizzou Tigers pennant Massive weekend ahead

Volleyball @MizzouVB Travels To Mississippi State, Alabama For First SEC Road Trip

Soccer @MizzouSoccer Travels to LSU, Hosts Georgia This Weekend

Wrestling @MizzouWrestling Practicing Outdoors to Open Official Season on Saturday

Golf Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate Up Next for @MizzouMensGolf