Monday, November 30, 2009

Tigers in the NFL



Justin Smith, #94 San Francisco 49ers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

As the 49ers dominated over the Jaguars Sunday, the first round draft pick had five tackles and 1.5 sacks. He now has 40 tackles and 2.5 sacks in his ninth NFL season.


Jeremy Maclin, #18 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins



In a close win over the Redskins, Maclin had five receptions for 63 yards.


C.J. Mosley, #69 Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati Bengals


The 6’3, 305 defensive tackle added one more tackle to his NFL career on Sunday.


Brad Smith, #16 New York Jets vs. Carolina Panthers


Breaking a three-game losing streak with the Jets, Smith had a kick-off return for 38 yards.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Slideshow vs. Kansas

Friday Night Highlights



This is the video the Mizzou Football Team watched the night before they beat Kansas.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Tigers in the NFL



Justin Smith #94 San Francisco 49ers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

                Sunday, 3:05

                CBS

                DirecTV 714


Jeremy Maclin #18 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins


                Sunday, 12:00

                FOX

                DirecTV 710       


Ziggy Hood #96 Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens


                Sunday, 7:20

                NBC


C.J. Mosley #69 Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati Bengals


                Sunday, 12:00

                CBS

                DirecTV 705


Atiyyah Ellison #99 Jacksonville Jaguars @ San Francisco 49ers


                Sunday, 3:05

                CBS

                DirecTV 714


Justin Gage #12 Tennessee Titans vs. Arizona Cardinals


                Sunday, 3:15

                FOX

                DirecTV 712


Brad Smith #16 New York Jets vs. Carolina Panthers


                Sunday, 12:00

                FOX

                DirecTV 709

Spirit Spotlight



This week's Spirit Spotlight is on Mizzou Golden Girl Susan Zimmer from Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving from the Tigers



The Mizzou Football Family wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Defensive Plays vs. Iowa State



WeAreMizzou.com's defensive plays of the week go to the two interceptions against Iowa State. Kevin Rutland intercepted a pass in the first quarter, and Jasper Simmons intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tiger Rookie Spotlight



This week's Tiger Rookie Spotlight is Jasper Simmons from Pensacola, Florida. He is a junior college transfer from Hutchinson Community College in Kansas.

Alexander Breaks Record



With 173 yards at his last home game on senior day, wide receiver Danario Alexander broke Jeremy Maclin’s record for receiving yards in a season. Alexander’s updated season numbers include 92 catches for 1,411 yards and 12 TDs – all bests in the Big 12.



He’s proven to be the nation’s most dynamic long-distance threat, as he is averaging a nation-best 46.3 yards on his 12 TD grabs, with 5 of them covering 63 yards or more.  Only seven players through games of November 21st have reached double-digits in TD reception in FBS this season, and none of the other six have any TD catches that have covered 70 yards. 

Big Hits vs. Iowa State



WeAreMizzou.com's Big Hits this week come from Sean Weatherspoon, Andrew Gachkar, Dan Hoch, Kevin Rutland, Carl Gettis, Elvis Fisher and Aldon Smith.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Spoon is Butkus Finalist



 

University of Missouri senior linebacker Sean Weatherspoon from Jasper, Texas has been named one of five finalists for the Butkus Award, which goes annually to the nation’s top collegiate linebacker.


Weatherspoon currently ranks 2nd in the Big 12 Conference with his 9.38 tackles-per game average, and he ranks 5th in the Big 12, and 19th in the NCAA with 1.32 tackles-for-loss per game.


His updated season numbers include 101 tackles (71 unassisted, 30 assisted), 14.0 tackles for loss (42 yards), 4.5 QB sacks (21 yards), 1 interception, 1 forced fumble, and 2 pass break ups.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Tiger Song of the Week



This week, Danario Alexander shares why one song really relates to his college football career.

Tigers in the NFL



Jeremy Maclin, #18 Philadelphia Eagles @ Chicago Bears

                During Week 11, Maclin grabbed six receptions for the Eagles as the beat the Bears 24-20.


Justin Smith, #94 San Francisco 49ers @ Green Bay Packers


                The first round draft pick added three more tackles against the Packers, reaching a total of 35 so far this season.


C.J. Mosley, #69 Cleveland Browns @ Detroit Lions


                The five-year NFL veteran added another tackle for the Browns on Sunday.


Brad Smith, #16 New York Jets @ New England Patriots


                Returning from an injury, Smith jumped right back into scoring. Watch as he returns a blocked punt for a touchdown against the Patriots.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mizzou Senior Tribute



This video is what the team watched the night before the seniors played their last game in The ZOU.

Mizzou vs. Iowa State

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday Night Highlights



This is the first half of the video the Mizzou Football players watched Friday night before the game.

Tigers in the NFL



Jeremy Maclin, #18 Philadelphia Eagles @ Chicago Bears

                Sunday, 8:20

                NBC


With his four NFL touchdowns, Maclin is quickly becoming a favorite to throw to for the Eagles. He travels to Chicago to play the Bears on Sunday Night Football.


Atiyyah Ellison, #99 Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills


                Sunday, 1:00

                CBS

                DirecTV 706


Adding two tackles last week, Ellison and the Jaguars host the Bills on Sunday.


Ziggy Hood, #96 Pittsburgh Steelers @ Kansas City Chiefs


                Sunday, 1:00

                CBS

                DirecTV 707


At Mizzou, the Ziggy Hood played in Arrowhead twice. The first round draft pick travels with the Steelers to take on the Chiefs just two hours from Columbia, Missouri.


C.J. Mosley, #69 Cleveland Browns @ Detroit Lions


                Sunday, 1:00

                CBS

                DirecTV 705


With 12 tackles this season, Mosley and the Browns go to Motor City to meet up with the Lions.


Brad Smith, #16 New York Jets @ New England Patriots


                Sunday, 4:15

                CBS

                DirecTV 715


Struggling with a recent injury, Smith will return to the field for the Jets in the East Coast against the Patriots.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Defensive Play of the Week Pt. 2



WeAreMizzou.com's Defensive Play of the Week vs. Kansas State Part Two goes to the goal line stand near the end of the fourth quarter.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Defensive Play of the Week Pt. 1



The first part of WeAreMizzou.com's Defensive Play of the Week is Jarrell Harrison's first interception as a Mizzou Tiger.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Offensive Player of the Week



With 10 receptions for 200 yards and three touchdowns against Kansas State, Danario Alexander became the only wide receiver in history to earn Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week twice in one season.  

Song of the Week



Mizzou's offensive lineman Kurtis Gregory tells us a variety of songs prepare him for games.

Big Hits vs. Kansas State



WeAreMizzou.com's Big Hits this week come from Brian Coulter, Aldon Smith, Sean Weatherspoon, Austin Wuebbels, Kurtis Gregory and Will Ebner.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tiger Rookie Spotlight



This week's Tiger Rookie Spotlight is junior college transfer Jarrell Harrison from Las Vegas, Nevada.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Spirit Spotlight






WeAreMizzou.com's Spirit Spotlight this week is Mizzou Golden Girl Annalise Lyons from St. Louis.

 

Tigers in the NFL





Chase Daniel, #10 New Orleans Saints @ St. Louis Rams

                Just two hours away from Columbia, Missouri, Chase Daniel and the Saints defeated the Rams 28-23.


Jeremy Maclin, #18 Philadelphia Eagles @ San Diego Chargers


                Maclin had another great NFL game with six receptions for 76 yards and another NFL touchdown.


Atiyyah Ellison, #99 Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Jets


                Ellison and the Jaguars grazed by the Jets 24-22 as he added two more tackles this season.


Ziggy Hood, #96 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals


                Hood added two more tackles to his NFL career on Sunday against the Bengals.


Justin Smith, #94 San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears


                The 2001 first round draft pick added three more tackles on Thursday as the 49ers overcame the Bears 10-6.


C.J. Mosley, #69 Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens


                Monday, 7:30

                ESPN


                Mosley and the Browns play in the AFC North Rivalry on Monday Night Football. The defensive end has 12 tackles this season.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tigers in the NFL



Jeremy Maclin, #18 Philadelphia Eagles @ San Diego Chargers

                Sunday, 3:15

                FOX       

                DirecTV 715


Quinton Demps is struggling with an ankle injury right now and if he can't go against the Chargers this week, rookie Jeremy Maclin will get the nod on kickoff returns.


Atiyyah Ellison, #99 Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Giants


                Sunday, 12:00

                CBS

                DirecTV 704


Starting at defensive end for the Jaguars, the St. Louis native has 12 tackles this season.


Chase Daniel, #10 New Orleans Saints @ St. Louis Rams


                Sunday, 12:00

                FOX

                DirecTV 711


Only two hours from where he played college ball, Chase Daniel and the undefeated Saints head to St. Louis to face the Rams. Daniel started three games against Illinois in the Edward Jones Dome for Mizzou going 3-0.


Ziggy Hood, #96 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals


                Sunday, 12:00

                CBS

                DirecTV 705


After a big Monday Night Football win, the Steelers and starting defensive end Ziggy Hood host the Bengals.


C.J. Mosley, #69 Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens


                Monday, 7:30

                ESPN


Mosley and the Browns play in the AFC North Rivalry on Monday Night Football. The defensive end has 12 tackles this season.


Justin Gage, #12 Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills


                Sunday, 12:00

                CBS

                DirecTV 706


After leading the Titans with four receptions on Sunday, Gage nearly reached 100 yards, getting 97 against the 49ers. Check out these amazing catches from Sunday’s game:


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Support Staff Spotlight



This week's Support Staff Highlight is Pat Ivey. He played defensive tackle at Mizzou and is now the Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Performance.

Tigers in the NFL



Tonight on the NFL Network, former Missouri Defensive End Justin Smith and the 49ers take on the Chicago Bears at Candlestick Park. The 2001 first round draft pick has 29 tackles so far this year.

Special Teams vs. Baylor



WeAreMizzou.com's Special Teams Play this week goes to Andrew Gachkar's blocked field goal.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Mizzou Spirit Spotlight






WeAreMizzou.com features Mizzou Golden Girl Elize Schlueter this week.

 

Big Hits vs. Kansas State



WeAreMizzou.com's Big Hits this week come from Brian Couler, Sean Weatherspoon, Aldon Smith, Austin Wuebbels, Will Ebner, and Kurtis Gregory.

Offensive Player of the Week



This week, WeAreMizzou.com chose Danario Alexander as the offensive player of the week from the Baylor game. He had a career high 13 catches and 214 yards, including this 84-yard touchdown.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tiger Rookie Spotlight



Each week WeAreMizzou.com will spotlight freshmen on the Tiger Football Team. This week, Brayden Burnett from Texas tells us why Mizzou feels like home to him.

Zaviar Gooden



KOMU 8's Eric Blumberg found something special in a Tiger wearing a special number this season.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Grant's Up for Groza



         University of Missouri sophomore placekicker Grant Ressel (Jackson, Mo.) has been named a semifinalist for the 2009 Lou Groza Award, which goes to the nation’s top placekicker.  Ressel was named as one of 20 semifinalists up for the award, as announced today by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.

Ressel, who came to MU as a walk-on, has been one of the top kickers in the nation after winning the starting job late in fall camp in August.  He’s been near-perfect through nine games, as he’s 43-of-44 on combined kicks (97.7%), including 17-of-18 on field goals (94.4%) and a perfect 26-of-26 on extra points.  He’s had some big shoes to fill, as MU’s last kicker, Jeff Wolfert, established an NCAA record as the most accurate kicker in NCAA history for combined kicks (244-of-257 [94.9%] from 2006-08). Wolfert was also a finalist for the Groza Award.


Ressel is currently 6-of-7 from 40 yards or longer, including making three 46-yarders, with two of those coming last week against Baylor.  One of his 46-yarders against the Bears was a crucial one with 2:55 to play that pulled Mizzou to within 40-32.


Ressel is approaching the MU single-season record for most FGs made.  The current mark is 21, set in 2007 by Jeff Wolfert.  Ressel currently ranks 1st in the Big 12 (4th in the NCAA) in field goals per game (1.89) and is 2nd in the Big 12 and 17th in the nation in scoring (8.56 ppg). 


Entering the Kansas State game this weekend, Ressel is also 2nd in the NCAA lead in FG accuracy, among those with 10 or more attempts.

Tigers in the NFL



Justin Smith, #94 San Francisco 49ers vs. Tennessee Titans

With 29 tackles and a sack this season, the first round draft pick added one more tackle against the Titans on Sunday.


Jeremy Maclin, #18 Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys


Maclin surpassed 200 yards on the season against the Dallas Cowboys. He had three catches for 44 yards on Sunday. He’s averaging 13.5 yards a game and has three NFL touchdowns.


Atiyyah Ellison, #99 Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs


The Parkway South High School grad keeps adding on tackles for the Jaguars. In a 3-point win over the Chiefs, Ellison recorded one more for the season.


Justin Gage, #12 Tennessee Titans @ San Francisco 49ers


Gage led the Titans in receptions on Sunday with four. He nearly reached 100 yards, getting 97 against the 49ers. He now has 22 receptions for 302 yards this season.


Chase Daniel, #10 New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers


Former Mizzou Quarterback Chase Daniel has been enjoying his time learning from experienced great NFL quarterbacks on the undefeated New Orleans Saints. As the Saints defeated the Panthers by 10, Daniel’s family watched from the crowd. He said on Twitter, “The Fam is in town, big win! Can't wait to show them all over Nola! 8-0!” (via @ChaseDaniel)


Ziggy Hood, #96 Pittsburgh Steelers @ Denver Broncos


The first round draft pick will keep getting NFL Defense experience tonight on Monday Night Football.  Look for him at 7:30 on ESPN.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Friday Night Highlights



Each week, WeAreMizzou.com will post the highlights the team watches the night before the game. Enjoy!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Tigers in the NFL



Justin Smith, #94 – San Francisco 49ers vs. Tennessee Titans

                Sunday, 3:15

              CBS

              DirecTV 714


Jeremy Maclin, #18 – Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys


                    Sunday, 7:20

               NBC
      


Atiyyah Ellison, #99 Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs


                   Sunday, 12:00

                CBS

                DirecTV 706


Justin Gage, #12 Tennessee Titans @ San Francisco 49ers


                    Sunday, 3:15

                CBS

                DirecTV 714


Chase Daniel, #10 New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers


                     Sunday, 3:05

                FOX

                DirecTV 711


Ziggy Hood, #96 – Pittsburgh Steelers @ Denver Broncos


                     Monday, 7:30

                ESPN

Support Staff Spotlight



Mark Alnutt is a former Mizzou Football Player, and he is now the MU Associate Athletic Director.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Special Teams Play of the Week

Big Hits vs. Colorado



Every week, WeAreMizzou.com will bring you Mizzou's Big Hits from each game. This week features Kurtis Gregory, Brian Coulter, Kendial Lawrence, Will Ebner, Zaviar Gooden, Robert Steeples, and Austin Wuebbels.

Tiger Rookie Spotlight



Each week WeAreMizzou.com will spotlight freshmen on the Tiger Football Team. This week, true freshman Donovan Bonner hits on every reason why Mizzou is right for him.

Special Teams Play of the Week


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Defensive Play of the Week



This week WeAreMizzou.com chose the safety as the defensive play of the week from the Mizzou - Colorado game.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Governor Nixon Travels With Team



Missouri's Governor Jay Nixon is a huge Mizzou Tigers fan. He traveled to Boulder, Colorado with the team to cheer on the Tigers to a victory over the Buffaloes.

Spoon Recognized Nationally



University of Missouri senior linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (Jasper, Texas) has been named the Lott Trophy IMPACT Player of the Week, for his outstanding performance in last Saturday’s 36-17 win at Colorado.  Weatherspoon led an impressive defensive performance for Mizzou, with a game-high 12 tackles as the Tigers held Colorado to negative-14 yards rushing overall, and just 176 yards of total offense in the win.

 

He had four of his tackles in the fourth quarter as the Tigers maintained their lead to notch a Big 12 road win which kept them in contention for their third consecutive Big 12 North Division title.

 

Weatherspoon, a Lott Trophy quarter-finalist the past two years who was an Associated Press 3rd-Team All-American in 2008, now has 73 tackles on the season to lead the team and 375 in his career, which is currently 5th-best on the school career chart.

Offensive Play of the Week



This week, WeAreMizzou.com chose Jerrell Jackson's one handed catch as the offensive play of the week.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Tigers in the NFL



Justin Smith, #94 – San Francisco 49ers @ Indianapolis Colts

After coming off a game with 10 tackles, the first round draft pick from Jefferson City recorded seven more against the Colts on Sunday. Smith has 28 tackles this season.


C.J. Mosley, #69 – Cleveland Browns vs. Chicago Bears


Mosley added on one more NFL tackle against the Bears. He now has 12 tackles this season.


Atiyyah Ellison, #99 – Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tennessee Titans


The St. Louis Defensive End got three more tackles on Sunday against the Titans. He now has 11 tackles and one sack this season.


Justin Gage, #12 – Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars


Adding 41 yards on his season total, the former Missouri Wide Receiver had three catches against the Jaguars on Sunday to lead the Titans to their first win this season.


Jeremy Maclin, #18 – Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants


First round draft pick Jeremy Maclin scored his third NFL touchdown on Sunday. He had four catches for 47 yards. The Eagles defeated the Giants 40-17 and are now in first place in the NFC East.


Song of the Week



Each week a Missouri Tiger Football Player or Coach will choose his song favorite of the week. This week, sophomore Kenji Jackson tells us about a song that explains how important football is to him.

Sunday, November 1, 2009