02/15/19 - (QB) - Drew Lock, Sr, 6-4, 223 Missouri is officially fighting back against the NCAA. MU has filed its notice of appeal with the NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee, the University announced Thursday. On Jan. 31, the NCAA bestowed penalties on Missouri for academic fraud that included a one-year postseason ban for the football, baseball and softball teams, and scholarship reductions. "We believe that the Committee on Infractions abused its discretion in applying penalties to the University of Missouri Athletics program, and we look forward to appearing before the Appeals Committee in the future to present our case," Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk said in a news release. "Mizzou's case involved an isolated incident within our program, however, the penalties applied are overly harsh, not in line with established precedent and negatively impact student-athletes who chose to attend the University of Missouri and had nothing to do with the actions of one rogue individual. "It appears that our cooperation throughout this process went largely unnoticed, which I believe will have a chilling effect and force other institutions to take a different approach in dealing with these type issues, which will not be in the best interest of the NCAA or intercollegiate athletics." - Columbia Daily Tribune
12/06/18 - (QB) - Kelly Bryant, rSr, 6-3, 220 QB Kelly Bryant will join Missouri as a transfer for next season, the school announced Thursday.
12/05/18 - (QB) - Kelly Bryant, rSr, 6-3, 220 Former Clemson starting quarterback Kelly Bryant says he'll play his final season at Missouri. Bryant released a video on social media that ended with a player in a Missouri uniform and fans chanting "M-I-Z" for its nickname "Mizzou." Bryant had visited several schools after he announced his transfer from Clemson because he was demoted as starting quarterback behind freshman Trevor Lawrence. Others he met with included Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State and North Carolina. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Bryant helped Clemson win an Atlantic Coast Conference title and reach the College Football Playoff in 2017. He started the first four games for Clemson this season before Lawrence took the starting job. Bryant was 16-2 as Clemson's starter. He threw for 3,263 yards, 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions the last two seasons. - AP College Football
12/01/18 - (QB) - Kelly Bryant, rSr, 6-3, 220 QB Kelly Bryant will resume his career in the Southeastern Conference. Bryant has visit a number of schools since deciding to walk away from the Clemson program earlier this season, but the Kansas City Star reported that he has narrowed his decision to Missouri and Auburn. Earlier, this month, Rivals.com reported that Bryant set a date of Dec. 4 to select his graduate transfer destination. Bryant, who announced plans to transfer from Clemson after coach Dabo Swinney chose freshman Trevor Lawrence as the team's starting quarterback in late September, is visiting Auburn this weekend.
11/24/18 - (QB) - Drew Lock, Sr, 6-4, 223 In his final home game, Missouri quarterback Drew Lock rushed for two touchdowns and threw for two more as the Tigers beat Arkansas 38-0 on a damp and dreary Friday. Lock completed 16 of 25 passes for 221 yards, surpassing the 3,000-yard mark for the third straight season. "He's done a heck of a job of being Drew, being what we need him to be and playing really well at a high level," Missouri coach Barry Odom said. "He left his mark." Emanuel Hall caught both touchdown passes and finished with six receptions for 153 yards. Larry Rountree rushed 29 times for 119 yards to exceed 1,000 yards for the season.
The Tigers (8-4, 4-4 Southeastern Conference) took advantage of two turnovers to take control early in the second quarter. Arkansas quarterback Ty Storey threw a pass into the chest of linebacker Terez Hall, whose interception set up Lock for his second rushing touchdown of the game. On the next possession, Missouri defensive tackle Jordan Elliott blindsided Storey, and defensive end Akial Byers - a native of Fayetteville, Arkansas - pounced on the fumble in the end zone as the Tigers took a 21-0 lead. - AP College Football
11/18/18 - (QB) - Drew Lock, Sr, 6-4, 223 Missouri quarterback Drew Lock remembers how Tennessee fans roasted him on social media after the Tigers hired Derek Dooley as offensive coordinator. "I still had Twitter at that time and I was getting tagged in all of these tweets from Tennessee people, (saying), 'Aww, Drew Lock's got Derek Dooley now. Here he goes down the drain, Blah, blah, blah,'" Lock said. Lock issued one heck of a response Saturday as Missouri trounced the Volunteers 50-17 in Dooley's return to Tennessee, which fired him as head coach six years ago. With Lock throwing two touchdown passes and Larry Rountree rushing for 135 yards, Missouri (7-4, 3-4 SEC) breezed to its third straight victory. This win had to be particularly sweet for Dooley, who went 15-21 as Tennessee's coach from 2010-12.
Rather than going down the drain under Dooley, Lock is moving up the Southeastern Conference rankings for career passing yardage. Lock went 21 of 30 for 257 yards Saturday and now has thrown for 11,599 yards in his career to reach second place on the SEC's all-time list. Lock overtook David Greene, who passed for 11,528 yards at Georgia from 2001-04. "That feels really good," Lock said. "That is definitely really cool, especially to be able to do it here with Coach Dooley." The SEC record holder is Aaron Murray, who compiled 13,166 career passing yards for Georgia from 2010-13. - AP College Football
11/12/18 - (TE) - Daniel Parker, Fr, 6-4, 260 NOV 12 SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Daniel Parker, TE, Missouri,...True freshman was a vital part of Mizzou's 33-28 comeback win Saturday over Vanderbilt that made the Tigers bowl eligible for the second-straight season...Caught 3 passes for 42 yards and 1 touchdown - all career highs for the converted defensive end who switched to offense just two weeks prior to the start of the season and who has seen more playing time the past few weeks (especially with the injuries to Mizzou's top-two tight ends)...Got free for a 20-yard catch-and-run TD with 4:39 left in the 3rd quarter with MU trailing at the time, 28-19.
His TD got the Tigers to within 28-26, and set the stage for the game-winning drive later in the fourth quarter...Had the key block that sealed the edge for QB Drew Lock when he scored on a 3-yard run with 9:18 left that proved to be the winning score. Also caught a big 15-yard pass on 3rd-and-3 earlier in the possession from the MU 39-yardline which kept the drive alive...Was asked to switch over to offense due to injuries at the tight end position, and he's been invaluable to the Tiger offense these past two weeks with his outstanding blocking abilities in the run game...Came into Saturday's game with 1 reception for 3 yards, and before this year he hadn't caught a pass in a football game since his freshman season of high school. - SEC Football
11/10/18 - (SS) - Cam Hilton, Sr, 6-0, 190 When Missouri kicker Tucker McCann missed a 31-yard field goal to the left with 1:48 remaining in the game, the possibility opened up that Missouri could lose its third last-second contest of the season. The Tigers were up 33-28. Quarterback Kyle Shurmur led Vanderbilt 55 yards down the field, setting up for a play on Missouri's 25-yard line with five seconds remaining. When the final pass came down untouched, Missouri had won its sixth game, becoming bowl-eligible for the second season in a row. The Tigers exhaled. "I instantly just fell down on my knees and said 'thank you God'," Missouri running back Damarea Crockett said. Missouri's defense bent but didn't break during Vanderbilt's final drive. "I was wishing it was over before then," Missouri head coach Barry Odom said. "But I had trust in what was called. I'm proud that our team ended up winning it on that last play." In the end, the Tigers (6-4, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) are going bowling, and the Commodores (4-6, 1-5) will need to win both its remaining games to guarantee bowl eligibility. - AP College Football
11/05/18 - (QB) - Drew Lock, Sr, 6-4, 223 NOV 5 SEC CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Drew Lock, QB, Missouri,...Led Mizzou to the program's first road win over a ranked team since 2014, as he threw for 250 yards (the most against Florida this year) and 3 touchdowns (most against Florida this year) in a convincing 38-17 win in the Swamp at 13th-ranked Florida...Completed 24-of-32 passes with no turnovers against a defense that came into the game ranked 8th nationally in turnovers gained (18 total), and his QB rating of 171.56 came against a defense which came into the game ranked 23rd in pass efficiency defense (110.42 rating)...Mizzou's 38 points and 471 yards of total offense marked season highs against the Florida defense, which came into the game ranked 20th in scoring defense, allowing just 19.0 points per game, and 28th in total defense (336.5 ypg)...Lock completed passes to 10 different receivers on the day, and he also converted a couple of critical third downs on scrambles to move the chains...Lock's big day moved him into 3rd place on the SEC career touchdowns chart, with 90, and he passed Tim Tebox and Chris Leak of Florida (88 each) and Tennessee's Peyton Manning (89) on the way. He also moved past Florida's Danny Wuerffel into 6th place on the SEC passing yardage chart, with 11,089 yards. - SEC Football
11/03/18 - (QB) - Drew Lock, Sr, 6-4, 223 Drew Lock picked apart Florida's defense for the second straight year, throwing three touchdown passes to lead Missouri to a 38-17 victory against the 13th-ranked Gators on Saturday. Lock completed 24 of 32 passes for 250 yards, with scoring throws to Albert Okwuegbunam, Kam Scott and Emanuel Hall that stunned the Swamp. Fortunately for the Gators (6-3, 4-3 Southeastern Conference), they won't have to face the senior and possible first-round draft pick again. They might have seen the last of Feleipe Franks, too.
Coach Dan Mullen benched Franks late in the third quarter - the home crowd cheered wildly - and backup Kyle Trask promptly directed a 75-yard touchdown drive in which he converted two fourth downs. Trask found Josh Hammond in the end zone on the second one for a 7-yard score that made it 35-17. The Tigers (5-4, 1-4) responded with a field goal that essentially sealed their first SEC win of the season and sent fans scrambling for the exits. Lock and Missouri also torched Florida last year, winning 45-16 just days after the team parted ways with coach Jim McElwain. The Gators went into that one with an array of emotions. - AP College Football
10/22/18 - (WR) - Jalen Knox, Fr, 6-0, 195 OCT 22 SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Jalen Knox, WR, Missouri...Caught 5 passes for 104 yards and a touchdown to help spark Mizzou to a 65-33 win over Memphis which broke a three-game losing streak for the Tigers...Touchdown came on a 44-yarder in the 2nd quarter that extended Mizzou's lead from 27-17 to 34-17, and gave the Tigers some breathing room after Memphis had minutes earlier closed to 21-17...This marked his second 100-yard receiving game of the season, adding to his 110-yard, one-touchdown game earlier in the year at Purdue...Knox is second in the SEC, and fifth nationally among all freshmen with his 384 receiving yards through games of Oct. 20th. He has 20 receptions in all for 384 yards and 3 scores...Knox is performing at a high level with added pressure on him, as he's been forced into the number-one receiver role, due to injuries to senior starters Emanuel Hall and Nate Brown which have kept them out for the past three games. - SEC Football
10/20/18 - (QB) - Drew Lock, Sr, 6-4, 223 Drew Lock threw for 350 yards and four touchdowns on 23-for-29 passing, and Missouri defeated Memphis 65-33 in its homecoming game on Saturday. After losing three straight Southeastern Conference contests, Missouri (4-3) responded with a much-needed victory. It jumped out to a 21-0 lead less than six minutes into the game, and never relinquished it. Albert Okwuegbunam caught six passes for 159 yards and three touchdowns and Jalen Knox had five catches for 104 yards and a score. All of Memphis' scoring came without star running back Darrell Henderson, who exited the game after four carries in the first quarter. He was seen riding on a stationary bike and left to the locker room in the second quarter. Henderson entered the game leading the nation with 1,133 rushing yards, 15 total touchdowns and 10.3 yards per carry. Tony Pollard and Patrick Taylor Jr. split carries the rest of the way, and Memphis' rushing attack was limited to 4.6 yards per carry. - AP College Football
10/12/18 - (QB) - Kelly Bryant, rSr, 6-3, 220 QB Kelly Bryant is planning to visit North Carolina this weekend. Bryant, who announced he planned to transfer from Clemson last month after losing his starting job to Trevor Lawrence, has been in contact with the Tar Heels' coaching staff, 247sports.com reported. There is a high demand for Bryant, who will have one year of eligibility remaining. He also is scheduled to visit Arkansas on Oct. 20 and has drawn the interest of more than 15 Power Five programs, Rivals.com reported.
10/03/18 - (WR) - Richaud Floyd, rJr, 5-11, 195 WR Richaud Floyd has not played this season after breaking his leg during fall camp, but has been running and participating in limited practice reps for two weeks. Coach Barry Odom indicated Tuesday that Floyd is still not "game-speed ready" but also said that if that progresses throughout the week, he could potentially take the field Saturday against South Carolina.
10/03/18 - (CB) - Adam Sparks, So, 6-0, 180 CB Adam Sparks is the second leading tackler for the Tigers with 22 tackles this season, including one for a loss and one quarterback hurry. Sparks has emerged as one of Missouri's most versatile defensive backs, providing reliable pass coverage as well as the ability to disrupt plays in the backfield.
09/26/18 - (QB) - Kelly Bryant, rSr, 6-3, 220 Quarterback Kelly Bryant has decided to transfer from Clemson after losing his starting role to freshman Trevor Lawrence, according to a published report on Wednesday. Bryant declared his intentions to The Greenville News after meeting with coach Dabo Swinney. The latter described Monday's meeting with Bryant as "emotional" and allowed him to take the day off from practice, although the senior quarterback skipped Tuesday's session as well. "They asked me how I felt about it," Bryant told the newspaper about his meeting with Swinney. "I was like, 'I'm not discrediting Trevor. He's doing everything asked of him, but on my side of it, I feel like I haven't done anything to not be the starter. I've been here. I've waited my turn. I've done everything y'all have asked me to do, plus more.' "I've never been a distraction. I've never been in trouble with anything. To me, it was kind of a slap in the face."
Bryant has posted a 16-2 record as a starter and led Clemson to the College Football Playoffs last year. He started the first four games this season, but split time with Lawrence. "I feel like it's what's best for me and my future," Bryant said of his decision to transfer. "I was just going to control what I could control and try to make the most of my opportunity, but at the end of the day, I just don't feel like I've gotten a fair shot." Bryant has completed 36 of 54 passes for 461 yards with two touchdowns and one interception this season. He has also rushed for 130 yards and two scores. - The Sports Xchange
09/25/18 - (WR) - Jalen Knox, Fr, 6-0, 195 SEPT 17 SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Jalen Knox, WR, Missouri...True freshman wideout stepped up for the injured Emanuel Hall and delivered in a big way, as he caught 5 passes for 110 yards (both career highs) and his first collegiate touchdown, in helping Mizzou to a big 40-37 road win at Purdue Saturday evening...His score came on a beautiful skinny post route that he caught in stride from QB Drew Lock early in the second quarter that he took untouched for a 59-yard TD which put the Tigers on top, 20-10...Knox's output marked only the 5th time in program history that a true freshman has had a 100-yard receiving game. - SEC Football
09/15/18 - (QB) - Kelly Bryant, rSr, 6-3, 220 QB Kelly Bryant sustained a bruised chest during the second quarter of Saturday's 38-7 rout of Georgia Southern. Afterwards coach Dabo Swinney said he thought Bryant would be fine. Bryant was injured when he landed awkwardly while scrambling to his left after absorbing a hard hit. He remained in the locker room until returning to the sideline late in the third quarter but was without his helmet
09/11/18 - (FS) - Khalil Oliver, rJr, 6-0, 210 S Khalil Oliver won his starting spot during Missouri's fall camp as a graduate transfer from Oregon, and has made an immediate impact on the Tigers' secondary. Oliver has six tackles this season, including one for a loss, and recovered a fumble last Saturday against Wyoming.
09/11/18 - (OLB) - Ronnell Perkins, rJr, 6-0, 205 S Ronnell Perkins will start at outside linebacker in place of Brandon Lee, who will miss the first half of Saturday's game after being ejected from Missouri's 40-13 victory against Wyoming for a targeting penalty. "He's excited about it," Odom said of Perkins' first start at linebacker. "It's a great opportunity for him and for us to continue moving forward."
09/11/18 - (QB) - Drew Lock, Sr, 6-4, 223 QB Drew Lock will face his first Power 5 test of the season Saturday and will look to continue his streak of impressive play against Purdue as the Tigers seek to avenge their 35-3 home loss to Purdue in 2017. Lock has completed 52 of 70 pass attempts in 2018 and has accounted for nine of Missouri's 11 touchdowns through two games. A key to the game will be whether or not Lock is able to exploit Purdue's young secondary, which has surrendered 582 passing yards this season.
09/06/18 - (WR) - Richaud Floyd, rJr, 5-11, 195 WR Richaud Floyd suffered a broken leg in the early stages of fall camp, and the initial timetable for his return was between 4-6 weeks. Odom said Tuesday that Floyd has progressed from crutches to a walking cast to an air splint, and has been working tirelessly with athletic trainer Rex Sharp to expedite his recovery, saying "hopefully we can get him back soon."
09/06/18 - (OG) - Kevin Pendleton, rSr, 6-3, 325 LG Kevin Pendleton did not play in the season opener as he continues to nurse a knee sprain he sustained in practice two weeks ago. Pendleton has started 24 of Missouri's last 26 games at left guard, but it is unclear whether he'll start Saturday against Wyoming.
09/06/18 - (QB) - Drew Lock, Sr, 6-4, 223 QB Drew Lock completed 19 of 25 pass attempts for 289 yards and four touchdowns against UT Martin, surpassing Brad Smith for second on Missouri's all-time passing yardage list. Lock has amassed 2,530 passing yards, 31 touchdowns and only six interceptions in Missouri's last eight games, winning seven of them.
09/06/18 - (WR) - Emanuel Hall, Sr, 6-2, 195 WR Emmanuel Hall caught four passes for a career-high 171 yards and two touchdowns in Missouri's season-opener against UT Martin. Hall is Missouri's go-to threat for deep ball, home-run plays, with nine of his last 10 touchdowns coming on plays of 31 yards or more.