It only took until the second quarter for Missouri freshman quarterback Drew Lock to see the field against UConn.
After the first four offensive drives by the Tigers ended in three punts and an interception from junior Maty Mauk, coach Gary Pinkel made the call to replace his starting QB with Lock, a former 4-star recruit out of Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Lock came in and completed all three of his passes for 24 yards before the Huskies stuffed running back Ish Witter on third down. Missouri then missed a 40-yard field goal, which deflected off the upright.
To that point, Mauk had been 6-of-9 passing for 32 yards and the pick. He entered the game with a 48.3 completion percentage and three interceptions in the Tigers’ wins over Southeastern Missouri State and Arkansas State.
Mauk came in to play the following series, and played most of the second half. Lock went 3-of-6 passing on a drive late in the fourth quarter.
Lock to Moore on the bubble for a first down. Then Lock to Moore on another bubble.
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) September 19, 2015