COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Mizzou Football Family held its first intrasquad scrimmage of fall camp Saturday morning in The ZOU, and the defense came out on top in the situational practice by a 19-7 score.

The Mizzou defense collectively accumulated 17 tackles for loss, six quarterback sacks, seven pass break ups, and four quarterback hurries, while sophomore S Thomas Wilson scooped up a fumbled lateral pass and ran 46 yards the other way. Wilson led the defense with a scrimmage-high 10 tackles and added one tackle behind the line as well.

Senior LB Clarence Green had two tackles for loss (tied for team high along with true freshman DL Marcell Frazier), and he added eight tackles in all, including one sack. Green was joined at eight tackles by junior CB John Gibson (1 PBU) and senior LB Kentrell Brothers(1.5 TFL, 1 sack).

The highlights weren’t limited to the defense, however, as the Mizzou offense found the endzone six different times including five passing scores and one rushing score. The Mizzou quarterbacks had several big plays, as they combined to go 52-of-85 passing for 652 yards and the five scores, including two touchdown tosses each by redshirt freshman Marvin Zanders (10-of-15, 191 yards, 2 TDs) and true freshman Drew Lock (14-of-19, 139 yards, 2 TDs).

Junior QB Maty Mauk also had a solid day as he completed 10-of-22 passes for 120 yards and a touchdown, on a beautiful 35-yard strike in the back of the endzone to senior WR Wesley Leftwich(2 catches, 40 yards, 1 TD) which came against the number-one defense. Sophomore QB Eddie Printz also was effective today, as he hit on 11-of-20 passes for 141 yards, including a 65-yard TD pass on a catch-and-run by sophomore WR J’Mon Moore. Moore led all Mizzou receivers with 105 receiving yards, on just five receptions, while true freshman WR Emanuel Hall had a scrimmage-high six catches that went for 63 yards. Joining Leftwich in the touchdown catch highlight reel were true freshman WR Justin Smith (60-yard TD), sophomore TE Jason Reese (11-yard TD), redshirt freshman WR Ray Wingo (23-yard TD) and true freshman TB Marquise Doherty (14-yard TD).

The Mizzou offense ran for 192 yards total, with senior RB Tyler Hunt leading the way with 37 yards on five carries. Senior starter RB Russell Hansbrough was limited to just six carries by coaching design, and he produced 32 yards, good for a 5.3 per-carry average. True freshman RB Ryan Williams scored on a two-yard run in the two-minute drill late in the day, as he ended his day with 21 yards rushing on seven carries.

Mizzou Football student-athletes will enjoy Sunday off from practice. Sunday serves as moving day as the team moves out of campus dorms and into their permanent housing. Practice will resume Monday at 7:15 a.m., and follow #MIZCamp on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook for all the inside access during 2015 Fall Camp.

Mizzou Football Safety Ian Simon finds out more about his “little brother” Ronnell Perkins after fall camp scrimmage in The ZOU on Saturday, August 15, 2015 in Columbia, Mo. Follow #MIZCamp on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook for all the inside access during 2015 Fall Camp.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – During #MIZCamp on Wednesday morning at the Mizzou Athletics Training Complex (MATC), the defense led by new coordinator Barry Odom stood out, making numerous big plays and holding strong in various situations. The offense also showed big-play ability and was able to move the ball while simulating the final two minutes of a half. Below are some highlights from the seventh practice of fall camp:

  • During 11-on-11, LB Donavin Newsomforced a fumble along the sideline that was recovered by DB Anthony Sherrils, who hustled to keep the ball from going out of bounds to secure the turnover.
  • LB Terez Hall jumped a route and intercepted a pass during the WR/TE vs. LB/DB drills.
  • QB Marvin Zanders found WR Johnathon Johnson on a long pass along the sideline for a 35-yard gain in 11-on-11.
  • The defensive line consistently closed up running lanes during the 11-on-11 portion.
  • LB Kentrell Brothers delivered a big hit along the sideline, preventing a reception.
  • TB Russell Hansbrough made an instinctive move to get upfield on a swing pass to gain 12 yards and move the chains.
  • DL Nate Howard recorded a sack during 11-on-11 after reading a designed rollout.
  • Andrew Baggett converted a 47-yard field goal with plenty of leg as the ball soared through the uprights.
  • DB Tavon Ross delivered a strong hit during the receivers vs. secondary period.
  • Nick Coffman closed practice with a 53-yard field goal after the second-team offense drove down the field to put the special teams unit in position to score.
  • TB Morgan Steward showed a burst on running plays to go along with impressive speed in the open field.

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Mizzou Football Linebacker Donavin Newsom learns more about Rookie Linebacker Terez Hall after fall camp practice on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Follow #MIZCamp on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook for all the inside access during 2015 Fall Camp.

Mizzou Linebacker Clarence Green learns more about rookie Franklin Agbasimere in the latest Rookie Report on Tuesday, August 11, 2015.  Follow #MIZCamp on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook for all the inside access during 2015 Fall Camp.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – On the second day of 2015 #MIZCamp, the Tigers again worked out in only helmets on the practice fields behind the Mizzou Athletics Training Complex (MATC). The Tigers were up bright and early for the first morning practice of camp. Following practice, assistant coaches and offensive players met with the media.

  • QB Maty Mauk displayed impressive accuracy throwing from the pocket and on the run. In the live team portion, he moved the offense down the field with strong throws and also gained yardage on the ground.
  • QB Eddie Printz connected with WR Nate Brown on a long completion. Brown elevated to pull down the pass, overcoming tight coverage from CB Kenya Dennis.
  • The secondary was active, consistently showing strong coverage skills and recording multiple passes defensed.
  • At the conclusion of practice, Gary Pinkel formally introduced #MizzouMade All-American and recently retired NFL All-Pro Justin Smith, who has joined the coaching staff as a strength and conditioning assistant for Dr. Pat Ivey. Pinkel spoke about how much the team and coaching staff will benefit from someone of Smith’s stature and experience coupled with a #MizzouMade background.

Mizzou Defensive Lineman Rickey Hatley catches up with rookie Marcell Frazier after his first practice as a Mizzou Tiger on Thursday, August 6, 2015.

The Mizzou Football Family visited the Missouri National Guard for a weekend of leadership training at Camp Clark on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, 2015 in Nevada, Mo.

“Each one of you had to sacrifice for this family. Each one of you had to go out and earn it. It was never going to be given to us.

It’s that passion of a Missouri Tiger that causes our fans to fill The ZOU. That enthusiasm you bring to the games is what brings this state together on a Saturday.” – Gary Pinkel

Season tickets for the 2015 season in The ZOU are on sale now.

 

Football was back in action in The ZOU Saturday, April 18, and the atmosphere was just as electric as ever. Gary Pinkel’s squad gave the crowd of 30,000-plus a reason to cheer as the 2014 Mizzou seniors were recognized at midfield. Hundreds of MizzouMade players, including NFL stars like Jeremy Maclin, Brad Smith, Sheldon Richardson, and Tim Barnes were in The ZOU to catch up with their Mizzou family.

It was the first team defense that came up big to begin the game, with junior defensive end Marcus Loud getting a sack to end the first series. The second team offense would get it going later though. They drove down the field and made some impressive individual plays in the first quarter, including a one-handed catch and run by senior tailback Tyler Hunt on a screen pass.

But the 1’s wouldn’t be outdone. Senior tailback Russell Hansbrough rushed his way to a first down and sophomore tight end Jason Reese hauled in a 12-yard catch from junior quarterback Maty Mauk to set up a field goal. Senior placekicker Andrew Baggett, who’s had a strong spring season, put a 36-yard field goal through the uprights to make it 14-3 after booting a 65-yard punt earlier in the quarter.

Following the first score of the game, the 2’s responded with a drive of their own. A back-shoulder pass from sophomore quarterback Eddie Printz to sophomore wide receiver DeSean Blair resulted in a 20-yard gain, and highlighted the drive by the second team. The drive ended on 4th and 1 when junior defensive lineman Harold Brantley dropped for a 2-yard loss.

Mauk looked impressive in the next series, hooking up with senior wide receiver Wesley Leftwich on a nice out-route while on the move for a 14-yard gain. Mauk would also scramble his way inside the 5-yard line in the 2-minute drill, and capped off the series with a 4-yard fade to junior wide receiver J’mon Moore in the corner of the end zone for a touchdown. Mauk threw for 5-6 for 36 yards on the series, and also scrambled 3 times for 28 yards on the ground. His totals for the game were 9-14 for 68 yards, one touchdown and 6 carries for 40 rushing yards.

The second half showed more highlight plays, including a nice 25-yard grab from sophomore wide receiver Raymond Wingo from fellow sophomore quarterback Marvin Zanders, and a 23-yard catch two plays later. Junior placekicker Nick Coffman would give the 2’s a 25-yard field goal. The final score Tiger2 17, Mizzou1 10.

The Mizzou Football Family begins fall camp for the 2015 season the first week of August. You can buy tickets here to cheer on the Back-to-Back SEC East Champions in the fall.