5 things every Missouri fan needs to know today
The Royals and Cardinals are fighting for their postseason lives (let’s be honest, the world needs another I-70 World Series), but Missouri’s season is far from over. A trip to Athens to take on unranked UGA offers the Tigers a chance to get back on track.
Here’s what you need to know now:
- Maty Mauk remains suspended for a violation of team policies, meaning freshman Drew Lock will make his third consecutive start. Mizzou is 1-1 since #Locktober began following Mauk’s suspension on Sep. 29.
- For the second Saturday in a row Mizzou will be an underdog. Despite coming off of back-to-back losses to Alabama and Tennessee, UGA will be heavily favored when the Tigers come to town. Since Mizzou joined the SEC in 2012, the road team has won all three matchups.
- Pinkel: “Won’t say Georgia won’t miss a beat without Chubb, but there’s good personnel over there.” AJC’s Bill King disagrees completely.
- Just two days after leading Florida to a 21-3 win over Mizzou in Columbia, Gator quarterback Will Grier was suspended for a year due to a positive PED test. And, in true T.J. Moe fashion, the former Mizzou WR told the world exactly how he felt about it via Twitter.
- The SEC also set a 4 p.m. ET kickoff for the Tigers Oct. 24 trip to Nashville to play Vanderbilt. The SEC Network will broadcast the game, which could be for bowl eligibility should Mizzou beat UGA this Saturday.
Other Mizzou news from around the Internet
- Current Tigers haven’t gotten over last season’s 34-0 loss to Georgia writes David Morrison.
- Maty Mauk trolls freshman quarterback Drew Lock via Twitter.
- UGA losing a star tailback isn’t automatically a crippling blow writes Columbia Tribune’s Blake Toppmeyer.
Other stories from around the SEC
- Ignorance not an excuse for suspended Florida QB Grier
- Week 6 SEC Players of the Week
- Ole Miss expects decision on Tunsil this week
- Les being Les: Miles mistakes 5-star recruit for current player
- Heisman candidate Prescott better player now than last year
Pinkel on Lock: "We knew we were going to play him a little bit. We didn't intend on him starting" this year.
— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) October 12, 2015