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 Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for all the inside access during 2015 Fall Camp.