Tiger Football Players Rake in Numerous Awards

6 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Monday, October 21 2013 Oct 21, 2013 Monday, October 21, 2013 2:26:00 PM CDT October 21, 2013 in Tiger Talk
By: Clayton Conness, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - After a stellar performance against the Florida Gators on Saturday, the Missouri Tigers continued to haul in individual honors for outstanding play. This week, Andrew Baggett, Maty Mauk and Michael Sam all received recognition.

The sophomore placekicker Baggett was named "Star of the Week" by the Lou Groza National Collegiate Placekicker Award. He also was tagged National Specialist of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards.

Baggett was perfect in his team's win on Saturday, not missing any of his five field goal attempts or three extra point tries. His total mark of 18 points on the day broke Mizzou's single-game scoring record for kickers.

In his collegiate debut, redshirt freshman Mauk threw for 295 yards and a touchdown and ran for a 17 yard touchdown. He became the first quarterback this season to throw for more than 164 yards against Florida's highly ranked defense. Due to the accomplishments, Mauk was named the SEC Freshman Player of the Week.

Meanwhile, Michael Sam kept his dominate 2013 campaign going by sacking Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy three times and posting four total tackles. On top of two previous SEC Defensive Lineman of the Game awards, Sam now has an SEC Defensive Player of the Week title as a result of this feat.

The No. 5 Tigers look to keep their undefeated season going on Oct. 26 when they host No. 20 South Carolina at 6:00 p.m.

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