#5 Missouri reaching new heights
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Few outside of the Missouri locker room expected the Tigers to compete in the Southeastern Conference in just their second season in the league.
Predicted to finish sixth in the SEC East, the team is now ranked fifth in the country and holds a two-game lead in the division. The Tigers (7-0, 3-0 SEC) remained healthy until quarterback James Franklin and cornerback E.J. Gaines sustained injuries Oct. 12 at Georgia.
Yet Missouri didn't miss a beat, as Maty Mauk led eight scoring drives in a 36-17 win over Florida on Saturday. Now its challenge is to focus on No. 20 South Carolina (5-2, 3-2).
Coach Gary Pinkel has called this year's team as "special" and said Monday his players and staff are trying to have more fun this season.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Gunfire outside Sorrento landfill escalates enviromental fight
Reported two alarm apartment fire on Titian Ave. near N Donmoor Ave.
20-year-old wanted for shooting near Doe's restaurant on Government Street
Legally blind teacher works, can't get disability assistance
Community gathers to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Day