Now it's his time
Mauk confident as he becomes go-to guy
Posted: July 26, 2014 at 2:11 a.m.
Maty Mauk got a feel for running Missouri's offense last season when helped the Tigers win the SEC East title.
At a glance
LAST SEASON 12-2, 7-1 (first) in SEC East
COACH Gary Pinkel (102-62 going into 14th season at Missouri, 175-100-3 in 23 seasons overall)
RETURNING STARTERS Offense 4, defense 5, special teams 2
KEY RETURNING PLAYERS QB Maty Mauk, RB Marcus Murphy, C Evan Boehm, DE Markus Golden
SEC TITLE SCENARIO Missouri is predicted in most preseason polls to fall back into the SEC East pack after winning the division, but the Tigers may pull a surprise again if quarterback Maty Mauk plays as well as expected and the team finds some new playmaking receivers. The running game is solid, led by tailbacks Marcus Murphy and Russell Hansbrough. Defensive ends Markus Golden and Shane Ray should provide a big-time pass rush after combining for 11 sacks last season.
Aug. 30;S. Dakota State
Sept. 6;at Toledo
Sept. 13;Central Florida
Sept. 27;at South Carolina*
Oct. 18;at Florida*
Nov. 15;at Texas A&M*
Nov. 22;at Tennessee*
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