Best. Homecoming. Ever.
1.5 days to Florida
Snaps per Tackle for Loss
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
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.
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.