Soph WR Lucas Emerging as Playmaker for Mizzou

4 years 11 months 1 week ago November 10, 2011 Nov 10, 2011 Thursday, November 10 2011 Thursday, November 10, 2011 1:06:00 PM CST in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) -- Missouri may have found another big-play receiver during its just completed two-game swing through Texas.

Sophomore Marcus Lucas totaled 144 yards receiving in only his second and third career starts, including an 11-yard game-winning touchdown catch in overtime against Texas A&M. He also had four receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown during a fourth-quarter rally that fell three points short at Baylor.

Lucas is third on the team with 293 yards receiving and tied for second with three touchdowns. He's averaging 16 yards per catch.

Senior Jerrell Jackson, whose hamstring injury opened the door for Lucas, is listed first on the depth chart this week against No. 21 Texas. But offensive coordinator Dave Yost said there are plays designed for Lucas.

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