After a great road win against Indiana, we have a lot of helmet stickers to hand out to Tigers. Helmet Stickers is just honoring players who made great plays, like Kony Ealy’s interception and touchdown, or honoring players who had great games, like Dorial Green-Beckham. As we get into SEC season, I will keep track of these stickers and it will be a running total for the entire year. But we start this week with the Missouri Indiana game helmet stickers.
Kony Ealy- This is an obvious one, and all you need to do is see the video on this one and you would agree. Ealy recorded on of Mizzou’s three interceptions and took it to the house late in the third quarter. It really changed the entire game by giving Missouri a nice cushion at halftime, putting the Tigers up 14 points at the half.
James Franklin- Franklin had another great day on the field last Saturday, leading the Tigers to a victory while also throwing for 343 yards and 2 touchdowns. He did throw two picks early in the game, but settled down from there. Franklin needs to keep up the good performances against Arkansas State and then as Mizzou heads into the meat of their schedule in October.
Dorial Green-Beckham- DGB had over 100 yards receiving against Indiana, while also putting up 13.1 yards per catch and recording a touchdown. Not a bad days work for the sophomore wide receiver. DGB may be the key to unlocking Mizzou’s potential in the SEC, because he is a tough matchup even for the best of the SEC power schools. If Georgia and South Carolina can’t stop Green-Beckham, Missouri could ride a monster game by him all the way to an upset victory.
Braylon Webb- Webb is the Tiger’s holder on field goals, and his first down midway through the first quarter ignited Mizzou’s offense and led to a touchdown after the first down. The Tigers marched out their field goal unit, but Gary Pinkel had an extra trick up his sweater vest. After Webb scampered for the first down, James Franklin threw his first touchdown pass. Nice job by Webb.
Missouri Running Backs (Goes to Hansbrough, Franklin, Josey and Murphy)- The Tiger running backs really imposed their will all night against the Hoosiers. Mizzou averaged 5.6 yards per attempt on the ground, a really impressive stat for the Tigers. Hansbrough led the pack with 104 yards, and three Tigers scored rushing touchdowns. Mizzou needs to keep up this dominating rushing attack into October; it will really help Franklin when he is passing the ball. An offense that can run and pass the ball well will be tough to beat, even against the best defenses in the SEC.