Mizzou vs. SE Louisianna Preview
by Jack Witthaus
Missouri vs. Southeastern Louisiana
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Radio: Tiger Network
TV: PPV, ESPN GamePlan, ESPN3.com
Last season, Missouri went 8-5 in their final year in the Big 12, capturing the
Independence Bowl over North Carolina.
Saturday’s game will be Missouri’s first since entering the Southeastern Conference, and the
Tigers hope to make a big impression.
Quarterback James Franklin remains a threat in the backfield running-wise, which is
good news for the Tigers as tailback Henry Josey will definitely not play this season due to a
Franklin’s rehabbed shoulder looked pretty good in camp. He threw 41-59 with 485
yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.
Freshman sensation Dorial Green-Beckham impressed in camp as well with 159
yards on 12 receptions and a touchdown. Head coach Gary Pinkel has stressed that DGB isn’t likely to start.
Watch out for redshirted junior linebacker Andrew Wilson who led the team with
98 tackles last season.
The SLU Lions enter their 10th football season after an 18-year absence from
campus. The crowds at Strawberry Stadium, SLU’s football field, weren’t entertained
last season after the Lions fell to a 3-8 record.
SLU lost every single game away last season.
This week, Hurricane Isaac forced SLU to close its doors until Sept. 4.
Senior Brian Young will likely take the helm at quarterback. Young threw for 2,855
yards last season with 15 touchdowns.
Senior running back Sam Fairley led the squad in rushing last season and had 602
all-purpose yards and three touchdowns. His counterpart senior Zeke Jones ran for
342 all-purpose yards and seven touchdowns.
Junior defensive back Theo Alexander is the lone man from Missouri on the SLU
roster. Alexander hails from Gateway Tech High School in St. Louis.
Tickets: There are still stubs left to see this game. For fans going to the game, no re-
entry is allowed into Farout Field to comply with an SEC rule.
Tiger Talk: Former running back Brock Olivo will start his first season as assistant
coach for Costal Carolina University this Saturday against North Carolina.
Percentage to keep in mind: 10. On the back of some tickets, Papa John’s has a
special offer for Mizzou fans: 10% off your online order for every Tiger touchdown
(a maximum 50% off).
After a long night of thrashing the Lions, chances are Missouri fans might want a
cheap pizza after the game.
Jack Witthaus is in his freshman year at Mizzou. Jack is studying journalism with an emphasis on sports journalism.
He is a 2012 graduate of St. Louis University High where he was the Sports Editor for the Prep News. You can reach Jack at email@example.com