Posted: Sep 25, 2013 6:14 PM by Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer
Updated: Sep 25, 2013 11:25 PM
COLUMBIA - The Missouri Tigers have their last tune up before SEC play this Saturday against the Arkansas State Red Wolves. The Tigers come into the game with a spotless 3-0 record.
The offense has been red-hot so far. The Tigers are 8th in the nation in yards from scrimmage and 7th in points per game. They are averaging 48 points per game, but have also gotten it done on defense as well.
The team already has nine interceptions with two of those picks going for scores. The players say team balance is a big reason for the solid start. Defensive lineman Kony Ealy said, "We haven't gotten as many sacks as we wanted to, especially within the first three games. But we're getting pressure on the quarterback, and forcing turnovers and getting turnovers for the offense; and getting the ball back to the offense. And we're scoring on defense, and that's just a big momentum changer."
Offensive lineman Evan Boehm spoke highly of the offense, saying, "You just take pride as an offensive line when all five guys are giving James the protection to give the ball to La'Damian Washington, to Bud Sasser, to Marcus Lucas, to the playmakers out wide...Dorial. We also take pride in opening the holes for the three headed monster."
Head coach Gary Pinkel said, "I'm real excited that players are starting to reach their ability to play to their level...my expectation level. And some respects, their expectation level."
The Tigers kick off at Faurot Field this Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Posted 5:53 PM 11/21/2015 by Luke Slabaugh, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter
COLUMBIA - The dust is settling on one of the most eventful Novembers mid-Missouri has seen.
Implications are abound for MU in its recruiting of students and athletes in the wake of the events on campus that garnered it national attention - in particular, the (More)
Posted 5:39 PM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield police said an officer has shot and killed a man during a struggle over the officer's gun.
Police on Thursday identified the man who was killed as 23-year-old Magnum E. Phillips, of Springfield. Police said in a news release that the shooting (More)
Posted 5:34 PM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
FORT LEONARD WOOD (AP) — Fort Leonard Wood dished out more than five tons of turkey for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
The south-central Missouri installation said in a news release that it celebrated the holiday with a traditional meal served in (More)
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Posted 2:08 PM 11/26/2015 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Reporter and Nicole Cooke, Sedalia Democrat Reporter
COLUMBIA - A fire in Sedalia gutted two homes and heavily damaged at lest two others Thursday on the 500 block of 4th Street. Dramatic pictures and video from the scene show flames and heavy smoke.
No one was injured in the fire, according to Sedalia Fire (More)
Posted 1:55 PM 11/26/2015 by Kolbie Satterfield, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA – An expected 650 people were fed a full Thanksgiving meal today thanks to the annual “Everybody Eats” program.
There were 59 turkeys and 11 hams prepared the day before Thanksgiving to feed the crowd, head chef Bill Sullivan said.
For two of the many (More)
Posted 12:09 PM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield police said an officer shot and killed a man during a struggle over the officer's gun.
Police on Thursday identified the man who was killed as 23-year-old Magnum E. Phillips, of Springfield. Police said in a news release that the shooting happened (More)
Posted 10:31 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Arrests for drunken boating on Missouri waterways have fallen by 63 percent since the Missouri State Water Patrol merged with the Highway Patrol.
State records show that arrests for boating while intoxicated fell from 352 in 2010, the last year before the merger, to (More)
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Posted 10:22 AM 11/26/2015 by Annisa Budiman, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - As people are preparing for their Thanksgiving feast, shoppers are planning to get the best deals for Black Friday. Many stores are again starting Black Friday sales early on Thursday this year.
KOMU 8 talked to shoppers at Walmart and Best Buy about their plans for (More)
Posted 9:40 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
BOONE COUNTY - An early morning fire broke out in a house at 6399 Old Village Road Thursday.
Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp of the Boone County Fire Protection District said a couch caught fire in the living room, causing smoke and heat damage throughout the room. The woman living there and her two dogs were able to escape without injury.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.