The Tigers are 4-0, one of two remaining undefeated SEC teams along with Alabama. After finishing up the non conference slate of the schedule with a big win over the Arkansas State Red Wolves, Missouri will prepare for Vanderbilt this weekend. Another Mizzou victory also means another addition of Helmet Stickers! We will hand out helmet stickers to players who had great games or made some great plays from the previous week’s game. You can tweet any suggestions to Trumans Tales after each game. Here are this week’s winners.
Dorial Green-Beckham (2nd Helmet Sticker)
DGB is off to a monster start to the season. He is a beast and tough matchup for even the best corners in college football, and his numbers show it. Against the Red Wolves, he had two touchdown catches and the most receiving yards for the Tigers. That is more than enough to warrant a second helmet sticker for the sophomore wide receiver. Look for Missouri and James Franklin to lean on DGB more and more as Mizzou’s competition gets harder.
EJ Gaines (1st Helmet Sticker)
Gaines made a key interception in the third quarter of the game last weekend, good for his first ever helmet sticker from Truman’s Tales. In the fourth quarter, right after a James Franklin TD run, Gaines intercepted an Adam Kennedy pass. The turnover would lead to another quick score for the Tigers and secured Mizzou’s fourth victory of the season. Nice job by Gaines to make a play and get his third interception on the season.
Marcus Murphy (2nd Helmet Sticker)
I think its fair to say Murphy is one of the best third string running backs in the nation. He finished the game against ASU with 145 yards of total offense from running, kick returning, and punt returning. He is always a threat to take a kick or punt to the house, and had a nice touchdown run for the Tigers. Murphy, even though he is the third string back, continues to impact the game in a multitude of ways. He earned his second helmet sticker against Arkansas State.
That is it for this week! Check back next Tuesday for Helmet Stickers from Mizzou’s first SEC game against Vandy.