Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk fired back at fans on Saturday after hearing boos during the team’s 9-6 win over UConn.
Mauk did not play his best game for the Tigers, finishing 14-of-22 for 145 yards and one interception, while adding 13 yards rushing and a touchdown on the ground. After the Tigers’ first four offensive possessions ended in three punts and an interception, coach Gary Pinkel pulled Mauk and inserted freshman quarterback Drew Lock into the game.
Despite leading the Tigers to back-to-back SEC Championship Games, Mauk has not been the most consistent passer. In fact, after throwing his fourth interception of the year in Saturday’s win, Mauk now has 17 interceptions since the start of the 2014 season, the most among SEC quarterbacks during that time, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
Seems like Missouri fans are more than a little frustrated with Mauk, and he isn’t making it any easier on himself.
Maty Mauk on being booed: "If that's how they feel, that's how they feel…That's why they're in the stands and I'm on the field."
— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) September 19, 2015
Maty Mauk on getting booed by home crowd: "If that's how they feel, that's how they feel. I'm not going to worry about them (more)"
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) September 19, 2015
Maty Mauk throws his 4th Int of the season for Missouri. He has 17 Int since the start of 2014, most among SEC QBs. #UCONNvsMIZZ
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 19, 2015