06 September 2011

Weekend Review, Week Preview

Big three-win weekend for Mizzou, a look ahead
by Mizzou Matt 9/6/11
COLUMBIA- Looking back at the weekend, there were ups and downs and a few first downs to be had. Mizzou won in three different sports. Football notched their first win of 2011 when they defeated Miami of Ohio 17-6, soccer beat Texas Christian 2-0 for their fifth win of the season, and volleyball won to improve to 7-1 on the year.


Looking ahead, football travels to Tempe, AZ for their Friday night prime time match-up with Arizona State. Game time is set for 9:30p/CT on ESPN. This is the first visit to Sun Devil Stadium since their 27-24 loss to Iowa in the Insight.com Bowl. Soccer also travels to Tempe for the Sun Devil Invitational where they'll take on the Arizona Wildcats on Friday night and the Sun Devils on Sunday afternoon. Game times are 6:30p/CT Friday and 3:30p/CT on Sunday.

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Arizona State defeated UC Davis on September 1st in their season opener, 48-14. Quarterback Brock Osweiler went 19/26 for 262 yards, 2 TD and an interception before leaving with cramps in the 3rd quarter. ASU passed for 300 yards as a team. Team rushing against UC Davis was 217 yards and 3 TD. ASU's Jamal Miles returned the opening kick of the second half 98 yards for a TD and the kicker, Alex Garoutte, added two field goals as the Sun Devils racked up 517 yards of total offense. By comparison, Mizzou gained 291 yards of total offense against the RedHawks while our defense surrendered 270. James Franklin accounted for 201 of Mizzou's 291 offensive yards. The Tigers will also be without senior linebacker Will Ebner (ankle) and defensive end Jacquise Smith (elbow) for Friday's match-up.

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