KOMU.com http://www.komu.com/ KOMU.com Football Football en-us Copyright 2016, KOMU.com. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Thu, 8 Dec 2016 20:12:52 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KOMU.com http://www.komu.com/ 144 25 Chiefs beat Broncos 30-27 in overtime http://www.komu.com/news/chiefs-beat-broncos-30-27-in-overtime/ http://www.komu.com/news/chiefs-beat-broncos-30-27-in-overtime/ Football Sun, 27 Nov 2016 11:58:24 PM The Associated Press Chiefs beat Broncos 30-27 in overtime

DENVER — Cairo Santos' 34-yard field goal hit the left upright and bounced through as the expired Sunday night to give the Kansas Chiefs a 30-27 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday night.

That avoided the third tie in the NFL this season, something that hasn't happened since 1973 before the league introduced overtime.

The winner followed a risky move by Broncos coach Gary Kubiak, who sent his kicker out for a 62-yard try with 1:01 left only to see Brandon McManus — who has hit from 70 yards in training camp — come up short.

"It's on me," Kubiak said, explaining he made the move because he had confidence in his kicker.

That gave the Chiefs possession at the Denver 48 with one timeout and just over a minute remaining. The Chiefs reached the Denver 16 before Santos ended the snoozer-turned-thriller in perfect fashion. Even his teammates hesitated as they ran out to celebrate, unsure if the ball had clanked through or not.

The Chiefs (8-3) kept up with the Oakland Raiders (9-2) in the AFC West race and the Broncos (7-4) could find themselves fighting for a wild card now.

Both teams kicked field goals on their opening possession of overtime, McManus from 44 yards and Santos from 37.

That followed Kansas City's amazing tying drive in the final 3 minutes of regulation.

Alex Smith threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to rookie Tyreek Hill and a 2-point conversion pass to tight end Demetrius Harris with 12 seconds left to tie it at 24.


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Missouri claws back to beat Arkansas, seniors leave Faurot as winners http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-claws-back-to-beat-arkansas-seniors-leave-faurot-as-winners/ http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-claws-back-to-beat-arkansas-seniors-leave-faurot-as-winners/ Football Fri, 25 Nov 2016 7:58:44 PM Mitchel Summers, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter Missouri claws back to beat Arkansas, seniors leave Faurot as winners

On Senior Night, the emotions ran high for a tight nit group of seniors. These group of seniors have seen it all. The transition to the SEC, two SEC championship appearances, the football team boycotting their play in the wake of the Concerned Student protests and sub par play this current season. 

It was fitting to see this scrappy group of seniors find a way to claw out a victory in their final appearance at Faurot Field.

In the first half, the Tiger offense seemed dead in the water. Missouri had a total of 5 first downs and only 137 total yards. 82 of those yards came on account of a run by Johnathon Johnson. The Tigers struggled to maintain drives as they had possession of the ball for only 5:40 of the first half and failed to convert on a single third down. 

The Razorbacks had little to no problems carving up a lack luster opposing defense. The first play from scrimmage for Arkansas went 66 yards and Rawleigh Williams punched it in the next play. Other scores came from Devwah Whaley ran in a 30 yard score and Austin Cantrell caught a touchdown. 

The Tigers lone score in the first half came on a play where Ish Witter had an easy score, but he tossed the ball before crossing the goal line. Fortunately, J'Mon Moore just happened to pick up the ball before it rolled out of bounds. Missouri went into the locker room trailing 24-7.

Coming back out of the tunnel in the third, a different Tigers team came charging. 

The first drive back, Lock launched a high arcing deep thread into the awaiting arms of J'Mon Moore for 48 yards, then hit Moore again for 18 yards to bring the offense down to the Arkansas 3. Nate Strong ran in his first career rushing touchdown soon after. The score turned 24-14.

Arkansas drove all the way down to the Mizzou 3 yard line before Cale Garrett stepped in front of an Austin Allen pass for his first career pick. 

Lock dropped a dime from deep in the sky when he hooked up with Johnathon Johnson for a 67 yard score. Including that 82 yard run, Johnson has had three plays on offense of 60 or more yards. The rest of the Tiger offense skilled position players don't have more than 2 combined. That brought the Tigers withing a single score at 24-21. 

Mizzou finished the first half with only 137 total yards. They logged 168 yards in their resurgent third quarter.

The next drive, Lock hooked up with J'Mon Moore again for 49 yards, giving Moore over 1,000 receiving yards on the season. That set up a spot knocking on the door and Strong took advantage as he poked into the end zone for his second touchdown on the evening. That gave Mizzou their first lead at 28-24, but they gave over 3 minutes left on the clock for Arkansas to answer. 

The much maligned Tiger defense needed to stand up and their leaders shined in key moments.

Arkansas marched all the way down to inside the Mizzou five yard line. D-Line Zou returned to old form and stopped three consecutive runs on the goal line. On fourth down the Razorbacks rolled the dice and senior Aarion Maxey-Penton stepped up. He jumped in front of a pass and recorded his 10th career interception to halt a scoring opportunity. 

Arkansas would have one more go at taking the lead.

The Razorbacks once again marched down into the red zone, but on fourth down, Marcell Frazier logged his third sack of the game to seal the victory for the Tigers. Missouri pulls themselves back from being down by over 3 scores to get their second conference win of the season.

An up and down season ends for the Tigers as they win 28-24 over Arkansas. They finish 4-8 on the season and 2-6 in conference play. 

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LIVE BLOG: Arkansas at Missouri http://www.komu.com/news/live-blog-arkansas-at-missouri/ http://www.komu.com/news/live-blog-arkansas-at-missouri/ Football Fri, 25 Nov 2016 1:02:55 PM Mitchel Summers and Mark Kim, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter and KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer LIVE BLOG: Arkansas at Missouri

COLUMBIA — It's senior day for the Missouri Tigers in their final game against their SEC East rival, the Arkansas Razorbacks. Follow @MittenSummers and @ChrisLTurner for updates throughout the game.


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No. 19 Tennessee pulls away late to put away Missouri http://www.komu.com/news/no-19-tennessee-pulls-away-late-to-put-away-missouri/ http://www.komu.com/news/no-19-tennessee-pulls-away-late-to-put-away-missouri/ Football Sat, 19 Nov 2016 3:05:42 PM Tyler Murry, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter No. 19 Tennessee pulls away late to put away Missouri

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Even though the Missouri Tigers football team totaled 740 yards of total offense, which was one yard shy of a school record, it fell short to No. 19 Tennessee by a score of 63-37.

After the loss, Missouri falls to 3-8 on the season and 1-6 in the SEC.

The Tigers were committed to the run early as Missouri finished with 420 yards after starting with 112 yards in the first quarter. The Tigers' highest rushing total against a SEC opponent going into the game this season was 265 against Florida.

Damarea Crockett and Ish Witter carried the load on the ground. Crockett finished with a freshman Missouri school record of 225 yards on 24 carries and one touchdown while Witter finished with 163 yards on 31 carries and his first multi-touchdown game of the season with two scores. Crockett topped the freshman season rushing record at Missouri, the single-game freshman record and the first 200-yard rusher since Henry Josey gained 265 against Western Illinois in 2011.

Drew Lock finished with 343 yards on 21 for 43 passing with two touchdowns and two interceptions while his Tennessee counterpart, Josh Dobbs, was unstoppable with 413 all-purpose yards.

Both offenses got rolling early as the two teams combined for 700 yards of total offense in the first half and finished with 1,352 total yards.

On the Monday leading up to the game, Missouri Football Coach Barry Odom did not list a starting kicker. This came after Tucker McCann struggled making just two of five kicks against Vanderbilt. Senior transfer Ben Tesson started the game as place kicker, but failed to make his first extra point.

On the first drive of the game, J'Mon Moore dropped a touchdown pass bringing up 3rd and 6 deep in Volunteer territory. Moore redeemed himself with a seven-yard catch on the ensuing play to keep the drive going.

The next play, Damarea Crockett ran and end around for 22 yards into the end zone giving the Tigers a 6-0 lead capping off a 12 play, 88-yard drive after Tesson missed the point after attempt.

Tennessee stormed back on its second drive of the game with a 98-yard drive for a touchdown after Aarion Penton tripped as he attempted to turn and swat the ball out of Jauan Jennings's hands. Jennings took it 49 yards to make it 7-6 Vols with 6:01 left in the first quarter.

With the kicking game in limbo, Odom's game plan on offense changed. Early in the second quarter, the Tigers elected to go for it on 4th and 12 from the Tennessee 21-yard line. Lock's pass went high into the crowd intended for Emmanuel Hall as Missouri came away empty handed.

The Vols doubled down on the pass game after Missouri turned the ball over on downs. Dobbs launched a 57-yard pass to Josh Malone who beat Anthony Sherrils for the touchdown making it 14-6 with 13:50 left in the first half. 

Issues in Tennessee territory continued as Missouri decided to go for it on 4th and 1 on the Tennessee 29-yard line. Once again, the Tigers failed to convert as Josh Augusta fumbled leaving Missouri, once again, empty.

Drew Lock and the Tigers stormed down the field on the ensuing drive after a 47-yard field goal miss by the Vols. Crockett rushed for 69 yards on the drive as Lock capped it off with a two-yard rushing touchdown. This time it was McCann in for the point after attempt, and he put it through the upright making it 14-13 Tennessee with 8:00 left in the first half.

Alvin Kamara punched the ball in the end zone from one yard out with five minutes left in the quarter halting the momentum of the Tigers. The score made it 21-13 Tennessee.

However, the Tigers came back the game once again went back and forth. The Tigers marched down the field as Ish Witter capped off the drive with a two-yard rushing score. McCann made the point after attempt as the Tigers once again trailed by one heading into half time.

Coming out of the second half, the mistake-free football Missouri played all fell apart as Micah Abernathy picked off Lock and returned the ball all the way to the Missouri nine-yard line.

The interception set up a five-yard touchdown pass by Dobbs to Jennings uncovered running a slant into the end zone. The score made it 28-20 Tennessee with 13:58 left in the third quarter.

Despite a field goal in the fourth quarter by Missouri, a pair of quarterback keepers by Dobbs for touchdowns as the Volunteers pushed ahead 42-30 early in the fourth quarter.

Tennessee stuck to the ground once the Vols got back on offense as Kamara capped off a drive with a goal line score seemingly putting the game out of reach 49-20 with just over 10 minutes left in regulation.

However, Lock and the Tigers led a seven-play drive resulting in a 50-yard touchdown reception by Dimitrios Mason to cut the deficit to 12. 

But, on the next drive the Volunteers sealed the game with a touchdown run by John Kelly putting the game out of reach for the Tigers.

Missouri will wrap up its season against the Arkansas Razorbacks at home Nov. 25.

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LIVE BLOG: Missouri at No. 19 Tennessee http://www.komu.com/news/live-blog-missouri-at-no-19-tennessee/ http://www.komu.com/news/live-blog-missouri-at-no-19-tennessee/ Football Sat, 19 Nov 2016 2:21:34 PM Andrew Carlson, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter LIVE BLOG: Missouri at No. 19 Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Missouri football team looks to play spoiler against the No. 19 Tennessee Volunteers as the Vols looks to keep their SEC East hopes alive.

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Missouri tops Vanderbilt, halts losing streak at five http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-tops-vanderbilt-halts-losing-streak-at-five/ http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-tops-vanderbilt-halts-losing-streak-at-five/ Football Sat, 12 Nov 2016 7:22:30 PM Corey Miller, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter Missouri tops Vanderbilt, halts losing streak at five

COLUMBIA — The Missouri football team did something they hadn't done in 13 months and 9 days on Saturday. They won a conference game.

The Tigers knocked off SEC rival Vanderbilt 26-17 at Faurot Field and got themselves into the conference win column for the first time since beating South Carolina last season. 

The stars for Mizzou made their presence known in this one.

Drew Lock played perhaps the best SEC game of his career, going 22 of 37 for 294 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. 

Freshman sensation Damarea Crockett rattled off 154 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Wide receiver J'Mon Moore, who has had an up and down season so far, had 138 yards receiving including an 82 yard TD reception from Lock.

On defense, Charles Harris built on his strong showing in South Carolina last week. The NFL prospect had 2.5 sacks and 9 tackles, and along with Marcell Frazier (who had 2.5 sacks himself) was in the Vanderbilt backfield all night long.

The win for Missouri snaps a five game losing streak, the program's longest since 2004. With a loss against Vanderbilt, the six game losing streak would have been Missouri's longest since 1995.

The game was not completely clean for Missouri, though.

Freshman kicker Tucker McCann missed two extra points and two field goals, prompting the coaching staff to turn to walk-on Ben Tesson to kick the last extra point. Coach Odom said after the game the kicking competition would be "open" in the coming week.

The Tigers will travel to Knoxville next, as they take on the Tennessee Volunteers. 

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Live Blog: Vanderbilt at Missouri http://www.komu.com/news/live-blog-vanderbilt-at-missouri/ http://www.komu.com/news/live-blog-vanderbilt-at-missouri/ Football Sat, 12 Nov 2016 1:07:08 PM Corey Miller, KOMU Sports 8 Reporter Live Blog: Vanderbilt at Missouri

COLUMBIA - Missouri looks to avoid its first six game losing streak since 1995 today against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Faurot Field. Follow @4cmill and @Austin_Hough29 for updates.




















































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Tigers lose to 11th straight conference opponent http://www.komu.com/news/tigers-lose-to-11th-straight-conference-opponent/ http://www.komu.com/news/tigers-lose-to-11th-straight-conference-opponent/ Football Sat, 5 Nov 2016 7:31:18 PM Edward Redler, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Tigers lose to 11th straight conference opponent

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Missouri’s chance at a bowl game this season ended Saturday evening in a 31-21 loss at South Carolina.

The Tigers (2-7, 0-5) are off to their worst start to a season since a 2000 team that eventually finished with three wins. Head Coach Barry Odom has yet to win against a conference opponent in his first season at the helm.

The Gamecocks (5-4, 3-4) have won three straight. All three wins came when Head Coach Will Muschamp, also in his first season leading his program, named true freshman quarterback Jake Bentley as starter for South Carolina’s game against UMass Oct. 23.

Bentley finished with 254 yards and two touchdowns, while completing 22 of his 28 passing attempts. He is 3-0 as a starter in his career.

Sophomore Tiger quarterback Drew Lock threw for 302 yards and a touchdown, but also had two costly interceptions. Missouri as a team lost the turnover battle, giving up possession three times while failing to force one on defense.

Freshman running back Rico Dowdle had a breakout game for the Gamecocks. He scored a touchdown for the fourth consecutive game and set his new career high in rushing yards at 149, surpassing his previous career high of 127 last week against Tennessee.

Missouri received good efforts from running backs Ish Witter and Damarea Crockett. The two backfield mates combined for 162 yards and two scores on 24 carries.

South Carolina and Missouri alternated touchdowns back and forth through the first three quarters until the gamecocks took a 28-21 lead. The two teams were separated by no more than a touchdown until the fourth quarter when South Carolina kicker Elliott Fry made a 24-yarder to put the Gamecocks ahead and finalized the scoring at 31-21.

Missouri will look to end their 11 game conference losing streak when they return home Nov. 12 to face Vanderbilt.

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Friday Night Fever Week 10 Play of the Week http://www.komu.com/news/friday-night-fever-week-10-play-of-the-week/ http://www.komu.com/news/friday-night-fever-week-10-play-of-the-week/ Football Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:53:44 AM Samantha Hoffmann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Friday Night Fever Week 10 Play of the Week

Vote now for the Friday Night Fever Week Ten Play of the Week! This week's candidates hail from Fulton, Fayette and Hermann. Voting is now open, and will conclude Friday at 3 p.m., with the winner being announced during the 6 p.m. newscast and online.

Editor's Note: Sunday's Sports Xtra telecast wrongly identified Fulton's player as Ross Hudson and not Tommy Phillips. The poll has been corrected to reflect this.

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Missouri Football, 105th Homecoming crowd stunned by Middle Tennessee State http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-football-105th-homecoming-crowd-stunned-by-middle-tennessee-state/ http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-football-105th-homecoming-crowd-stunned-by-middle-tennessee-state/ Football Sat, 22 Oct 2016 7:01:57 PM Reese Johnson, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter Missouri Football, 105th Homecoming crowd stunned by Middle Tennessee State

COLUMBIA — It is a tradition unlike any other, the University of Missouri celebrated its 105th Homecoming Saturday. The university claims to be the original school to have a Homecoming celebration center around football when it hosted the University of Kansas in 1911.

The tradition lived on in 2016, but the result wasn’t what the Tigers faithful were hoping for as the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders came in and stunned a crowd of 52,531 defeating Mizzou 51-45 at Faurot Field.

Mizzou (2-5 0-3 Southeastern Conference) was led by a two-headed running attack as Damarea Crockett had 156 rushing yards and four touchdowns while Ish Witter finished with 121 yards on the ground.

Middle Tennessee (5-2, 2-1 Conference USA) scored on its first drive when Brent Stockstill found Dennis Andrews for a 15-yard touchdown to cap a five-play, 84 yard drive in under two minutes. The Blue Raiders took a 10-0 lead with 7:57 to play in the first quarter on a Canon Rooker field goal.

Following the Rooker field goal, Mizzou’s offense got moving. Damarea Crockett started the drive with three straight rushes to get the ball near midfield. After a 24-yard rush by Drew Lock on a designed quarterback run down to the MTSU 4, Crockett finished the drive with a 4-yard TD run.

The Blue Raiders picked up another field goal on the ensuing possession but the Tigers answered back when Lock found Kendall Blanton on a 15-yard touchdown pass capped by a tremendous one-handed catch by Blanton as he beat a defender in the endzone to make it 14-13 Mizzou following the PAT.

Each team traded touchdowns in the second quarter. Crockett scored on a second 4-yard rush which was answered two plays later by MTSU when I’Tavius Mathers had a 74-yard burst up the sideline for a score to cut the Mizzou lead to a point.

The Tigers appeared set to extend the lead but J’Mon Moore fumbled into the endzone and the Blue Raiders recovered for a touchback. Stockstill eventually found James Richie who broke a few tackles for a 56-yard touchdown pass as MTSU went back on top.

Crockett picked up his third touchdown of the half as the Tigers went for it on 4th and 1 from the MTSU 2 and converted to re-take the lead at 28-27.

With under two minutes left in the half, Tigers punter Corey Fatony had trouble receiving a snap, having to fall on the ball at the Mizzou 7. MTSU took advantage as Richie scored on one play later on a 7-yard rush to give the Blue Raiders a 34-28 halftime advantage.

The start of the second half picked up right where the first half left off with each scoring a touchdown in the first five minutes of the third quarter.

Crockett picked up his fourth rushing touchdown on a 21-yard run on the Tigers’ first possession of the second half as Mizzou went back on top 35-34. That lead didn’t last long however, as the southpaw Stockstill threw his third touchdown of the game to Mathers for a 4-yard touchdown and the Blue Raiders led 41-35.

Mizzou got down to the MTSU 3 on the following drive, but Witter was stopped on a 3rd and goal and the Tigers had to settle for a 21-yard Tucker McCann field goal 46 seconds into the fourth quarter.

On the following drive, after marching 70 yards in nine plays, Stockstill and Andrews connected for a touchdown for the second time and MTSU took a 48-38 lead with 10:31 left to play.

Less than two minutes later, the Tigers were back in the end zone as Lock found Ray Wingo on a 12-yard pitch and catch to cut the Blue Raiders lead down to three.

MTSU extended its lead to six points on Rooker’s third field goal of the game, a 21-yard kick to make it 51-45 with under seven minutes left in regulation. The Tigers offense then went three-and-out and MTSU ran the clock down to 41 seconds.

After a personal foul on MTSU following the punt, Mizzou’s offense took over at its own 27 with no timeouts. But the Tigers threw four straight incompletions and the Blue Raiders pulled off the upset.


[CORRECTION: This story has been corrected to properly identify Missouri's first Homecoming opponent.]

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LIVE BLOG: Middle Tennessee State at Missouri Football, Homecoming 2016 http://www.komu.com/news/live-blog-middle-tennessee-state-at-missouri-football-homecoming-2016/ http://www.komu.com/news/live-blog-middle-tennessee-state-at-missouri-football-homecoming-2016/ Football Sat, 22 Oct 2016 3:03:19 PM Reese Johnson, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter LIVE BLOG: Middle Tennessee State at Missouri Football, Homecoming 2016

COLUMBIA — It's Homecoming 105 at the University of Missouri and the Tigers football team (2-4, 0-3 Southeastern Conference) are hosting the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (4-2, 2-1 Conference USA) at Faurot Field. Missouri returns home for the first time in nearly a month, coming off two consecutive SEC road losses at LSU and Florida.

The Tigers and Blue Raiders have met once previously in 2003, a 41-40 overtime victory in Columbia for Mizzou.

Be sure to check this blog throughout the game for updates and images and follow KOMU reporters Mark Kim and Reese Johnson on Twitter for more coverage during and after the game.


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Father and son embrace coaching at North Callaway http://www.komu.com/news/father-and-son-embrace-coaching-at-north-callaway/ http://www.komu.com/news/father-and-son-embrace-coaching-at-north-callaway/ Football Fri, 21 Oct 2016 4:31:21 PM Mark Kim, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter Father and son embrace coaching at North Callaway

KINGDOM CITY – North Callaway football players have a nickname for defensive line coach Robert Rosenbaum.

“We called him ‘Rosenpops’ and it just kind of stuck after the first couple days of practice,” senior defensive guard Nick Douglas said.

According to Douglas, the “Rosenpops” nickname isn’t just a nickname out of fun, it’s one out of necessity.

“My youngest son Ross is also on the staff so he’s known as Coach Rosenbaum and I’m known as ‘Coach Rosenpop,’” Robert Rosenbaum said.

Ross serves as North Callaway’s defensive coordinator and coaches with his dad Robert.

North Callaway coach Kevin O’Neal said the similarities between the two are uncanny, especially on the football field. 

“Robert has a lot of grit. I definitely see where Ross gets his passion for the game from,” O’Neal said.

Ross Rosenbaum’s passion for football started at a young age. As a kid, Ross would watch his dad play semi-pro football in the "Bullet Ball" semi-pro football league. Ross got his start playing Pop Warner football at the age of four and would play football until college.

But the football playing days didn’t leave as big of an impact on Ross Rosenbaum as his first chance at coaching football.

“When my dad was coaching a youth team when I was in 10th or 11th grade, he actually used to drive me down and I’d help him call the offense. I really got a taste for it then and I decided that coaching might be something I want to do when I get older.” Ross Rosenbaum said.

Ross Rosenbaum would take a job at North Callaway as a math teacher, head wrestling coach and assistant football coach. One season after being hired at North Callaway, Ross Rosenbaum was promoted to defensive coordinator.

As the new defensive coordinator, Ross Rosenbaum adopted his dad’s defensive scheme and brought it to North Callaway.

"I actually ran my dad's defense. It's the defense he had been running for about seven or eight years as a d-coordinator up home. So I was calling him everyday anyways, getting his input, getting his advice," Ross Rosenbaum said. 

Eventually, Ross Rosenbaum invited his dad to help run North Callaway’s summer football camp this past summer.

“I was just gonna come for camp. They offered me the position to come and help and I thought about it and I thought ‘you know, I’d rather do that than anything so yeah I’ll come,’” Robert Rosenbaum said.

North Callaway players didn’t notice much of a different once Robert Rosenbaum joined the coaching staff.

“He just likes to hit a lot harder and yell a little louder,” Douglas said.

Robert Rosenbaum even sees the similarities between him and his son.

“When I see him coach a lot, I see myself in him. The tone, the direction, the intensity, etc,” Robert Rosenbaum said.

Having his dad on the sidelines with him is just like old times for Ross Rosenbaum.

“I played for him for so long. I’ve listened to him my whole life. So when I hear his voice, it’s nice to hear him say the right things and I don’t have to worry about the d-line,” Ross Rosenbaum said.

Both Robert and Ross Rosenbaum enjoy having one another on the sidelines.

“It’s been a dream and I’m enjoying it. We’re already talking about figuring out how we’re going to do it next year if it could be that way. We’re going to come back and keep after it,” Robert Rosenbaum said.

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Friday Night Fever Week 9 Play of the Week http://www.komu.com/news/friday-night-fever-week-9-play-of-the-week/ http://www.komu.com/news/friday-night-fever-week-9-play-of-the-week/ Football Wed, 19 Oct 2016 9:06:03 PM Samantha Hoffmann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Friday Night Fever Week 9 Play of the Week

Vote now for the Friday Night Fever Week Nine Play of the Week! This week's candidates hail from Montgomery County, Blair Oaks and Missouri Military Academy. Voting is now open, and will conclude Friday at 3 p.m., with the winner being announced during the 6 p.m. newscast and online.

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Missouri Football vs. Florida Live Blog http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-football-vs-florida-live-blog/ http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-football-vs-florida-live-blog/ Football Sat, 15 Oct 2016 1:35:09 PM Corey Miller, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter and Daniel Perreault, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Missouri Football vs. Florida Live Blog



GAINESVILLE - The Missouri Tigers (2-3) football team is preparing to take on the Florida Gators (4-1) in an SEC East matchup at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The Tigers are coming off a bye week, having lost to LSU in Baton Rouge two weeks ago. The Gators were supposed to play that LSU team this past week, but Hurricane Matthew had other plans. The storm forced the postponement of the contest to November 19, and the game will now be played at LSU instead of at Florida.

KOMU Reporters Corey Miller and Nick Yahl are in Gainseville to cover the action. Be sure to follow them on Twitter for updates. You can also keep track of news and notes from the game via this live blog on KOMU.com.



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Friday Night Fever Week Eight Play of the Week http://www.komu.com/news/friday-night-fever-week-eight-play-of-the-week/ http://www.komu.com/news/friday-night-fever-week-eight-play-of-the-week/ Football Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:53:22 AM Samantha Hoffmann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Friday Night Fever Week Eight Play of the Week

Vote now for the Friday Night Fever Week Six Play of the Week! This week's candidates hail from Battle, Mexico and Osage. Voting is now open, and will conclude Friday at 3 p.m., with the winner being announced during the 6 p.m. newscast and online.

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Friday Night Fever Week Seven Play of the Week http://www.komu.com/news/friday-night-fever-week-seven-play-of-the-week/ http://www.komu.com/news/friday-night-fever-week-seven-play-of-the-week/ Football Mon, 3 Oct 2016 10:08:48 AM Samantha Hoffmann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Friday Night Fever Week Seven Play of the Week

Vote now for the Friday Night Fever Week Six Play of the Week! This week's candidates hail from Jefferson City, Southern Boone County and Blair Oaks. Voting is now open, and will conclude Friday at 3 p.m., with the winner being announced during the 6 p.m. newscast and online.

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LSU's backup running backs burns Missouri's defense http://www.komu.com/news/lsu-s-backup-running-backs-burns-missouri-s-defense/ http://www.komu.com/news/lsu-s-backup-running-backs-burns-missouri-s-defense/ Football Sat, 1 Oct 2016 9:24:35 PM Mark Kim, KOMU Sports Reporter LSU's backup running backs burns Missouri's defense

BATON ROUGE - No Leonard Fournette, no problem for LSU. 

LSU beat Missouri on their Homecoming night, 42-7, even without the injured running back's star power. The duo of Derrius Guice and Darrel Williams combined for 294 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns. Overall, LSU had 418 rushing yards against Missouri.

Missouri, on the other hand, couldn't get much offense in this game period. Drew Lock was held to 167 passing yards all night. But Lock was the only Tiger with a receiving touchdown after catching a 21-yard pass from receiver Eric Laurent on a trick play. 

It didn't help that Lock's #1 target J'Mon Moore was locked down by Tre'Davious White. It got to the point where Moore shoved White and almost incited a brawl at the end of the first half. Moore finished the night with one catch and 16 receiving yards. 

Missouri's running game didn't have much success either. Ish Witter led all Missouri backs with 48 rushing yards. In total, Missouri had 77 rushing yards on the night. 

Barry Odom's next challenge will be against Florida on October 15th. Missouri will have to take on the Gators without Brandon Lee in the first half. The back-up linebacker was suspended after being called for targeting in the 3rd quarter. 


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Missouri Football vs. LSU Live Blog http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-football-vs-lsu-live-blog/ http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-football-vs-lsu-live-blog/ Football Sat, 1 Oct 2016 6:07:45 PM Mark Kim and Tyler Murry, KOMU Sports Reporters and Ben Burke, KOMU Sports Digital Producer Missouri Football vs. LSU Live Blog

BATON ROUGE - The Missouri Tigers football team is preparing to take on the LSU Tigers. Both teams are 2-2 as Missouri is looking to ruin Homecoming in Baton Rouge. Missouri is coming off a school-record 79-0 win over Delaware State. 

KOMU 8 Sports Reporters Mark Kim and Tyler Murry are both in Baton Rouge to cover the game. Be sure to follow them for updates. You can check out the Mizzou/LSU Twitter moment here.



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Play of the Week Winner: David Connor (Week Five) http://www.komu.com/news/play-of-the-week-winner-david-connor-week-five-/ http://www.komu.com/news/play-of-the-week-winner-david-connor-week-five-/ Football Mon, 19 Sep 2016 6:00:40 AM Samantha Hoffmann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer Play of the Week Winner: David Connor (Week Five)

Versailles' David Connor is the winner of the Friday Night Fever week four Play of the Week. Week Six candidates will be announced during the Sunday Sports Xtra show, and will be online Sunday evening. Voting closes Friday at 3 p.m.

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Missouri loses heartbreaker, but defense breaks out against Georgia http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-loses-heartbreaker-but-defense-breaks-out-against-georgia/ http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-loses-heartbreaker-but-defense-breaks-out-against-georgia/ Football Sun, 18 Sep 2016 9:47:38 PM Corey Miller, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter Missouri loses heartbreaker, but defense breaks out against Georgia

COLUMBIA — Missouri's SEC opener against the Georgia Bulldogs was anything but tame.

Missouri was in control for the majority of the game, until Georgia freshman quarterback Jacob Eason led a last minute drive to push the Bulldogs out in front.

The Tigers had a chance to make a last-ditch drive to win the game, but wide receiver J'Mon Moore committed Missouri's 5th turnover of the game on a fumble to seal the Tigers' fate.

"I just lost focus," Moore said of the last play. "I should have had a better grip on the ball."

After the game it was evident the loss also weighed heavily on head coach Barry Odom.

"I don't do a very good job of hiding my emotions and I appreciate the work they put in," Odom said. "I'm sorry I couldn't put them in a position to win."

Players said Odom had a specific message when the team got to the locker room.

"Stay together," tight end Jason Reese said. "This game could separate us or elevate us to the next level."

Even in defeat, the team was able to make significant strides on the defensive side of the ball.

The Missouri defense held Georgia's star running back Nick Chubb to only 63 yards, and kept him out of the end zone. The last time Chubb visited Faurot Field in 2014 he torched Missouri for 143 yards.

Highly-touted defensive end Charles Harris also made his presence felt for the first time this season. Harris finished the game with three sacks (his firsts of the year) and seven total tackles.

Odom was impressed by his star pass rusher.

"He's a game changer," Odom said. "He'll continue to build on that one. He's a difference maker, he'll continue to be that way and I'm glad he's on our team."

The Tigers will surely need to build on the solid game from the defense if they hope to compete in SEC play this season.

Missouri's next match up against Delaware St. from the MEAC should prove to be an easier challenge, as the Hornets are 0-2 to start the season.



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