The Comeback Kid
Last season Jeremy Maclin was sidelined with an injury. In the Tiger's first game this season, all he did was hurt the Illini defense.
"I missed all last season, it just felt good to get back out there and do what I did, especially in front of my home crowd," said Missouri freshman wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.
What he did was accumulate more than 200 all purpose yards and two touchdowns.
"He's a pretty effective player isn't he? You see how smooth he is? Jeremy Maclin is a big play player. First game he's played, punt return for a touchdown, caught a touchdown pass; He'll just get better and better," said Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel.
With Danario Alexander's wrist injury, its Maclin's effectiveness that might land him a starting role next week.
"Huge, especially since Danario's out with a wrist. He'll probably be the number one h next week. He played a lot this week, had some great punt returns, and some great catches," said Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel.
And Maclin is ready to receive his new role.
"Yes sir, I played today, I'll play next week, I'll play the week after that," said Maclin.
And if the Tigers win the toss, he'll get to start making big plays on the opening kickoff.
Danario Alexander has a dislocated wrist. Coach Pinkel said he hopes to have Alexander back in four weeks