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PINKEL: Navy QB Dobbs tough to stop

December 28, 2009

By Craig Thomas

Coach Gary Pinkel addressed some of the things on his mind as he prepares the Tigers to play Navy in three days.

CONTAINING NAVY QB RICKY DOBBS: “You do the best you can. We put a couple of our best athletes at quarterback to simulate. He’s a great player. He makes that whole offense go. I don’t know if you can simulate it, percentage-wise, significant enough to get as good a look as you need.

“It’s an offense that you don’t see hardly ever, and it scares you.”

MU SECONDARY MUST STAY AWAKE DESPITE FEW PASS ATTEMPTS: “Well he’s a great thrower and they’ve had a lot of big plays. Thats the problem with the offense. That’s what they do (rushing) and that’s what they’re good at. As soon as you load up on the run they back off the line of scrimmage and hit big (passing) plays. That’s the great challenge that we have.”

JARED PERRY CAN PLAY: “He looked good today. Medical staff has released him. Now can he function? Once that happens, Can he play full speed? – Which he looked like he did well today. I was very happy for him. Looking at him today, he’ll play. How much he’ll play, he hasn’t practiced for a month. He has a lot of experience, hopefully he can use that experience to be ready to help us.”

Dobbs led the Midshipmen to a near-upset of Big Ten champ Ohio State in the season opener. SOURCE:

THE “FUTURE BOWL”: “It’s our last pads practice and we let the players that redshirted and the walk-ons scrimmage at the end, we call it the Future Bowl. So players had a good time.”


Jared Perry cleared for Texas Bowl participation

December 28, 2009

By Craig Thomas

Jared Perry can play against Navy (From

According to the MU athletic department, Missouri WR Jared Perry is healthy enough to play in Thursday’s Texas Bowl game against Navy. Perry has been practicing with the rest of the team.

Perry hurt his knee Nov. 14 against Kansas State and missed the rest of the regular season. He spent some time on crutches while the team prepared for its final games against Iowa State and Kansas. Pinkel said at the time that Perry’s progress would be evaluated during December.

This is great news for MU and the senior from La Marque, Texas, a town just 45 minutes from Houston. Perry, who started every game this year up until his injury, has 46 catches for 696 yards and 6 touchdowns this year (second on the team in every category behind Danario Alexander).


Jared Perry out for season

November 16, 2009

By Craig Thomas


Jared Perry

Mizzou’s Jared Perry, a senior wide receiver, will miss the rest of the season with a broken bone in his right leg. Perry got hurt in the second quarter Saturday against Kansas State.

According to the athletic department, it’s possible he could return for a bowl game depending on his recovery and when Missouri plays.

Perry has contributed heavily to the Missouri offense in his four years in Columbia. He ranks 7th in touchdown catches (13) and 8th in receiving yards (1,844) at Mizzou. He is 9th overall in catches with 137.

Sophomore Jerrell Jackson is now No. 1 on the depth chart at WR along with Danario Alexander and Wes Kemp.


Postgames notes – Tigers cruise over Furman

September 20, 2009

By Craig Thomas

Missouri clearly overmatched Furman athletically, and after starting somewhat slow, the Tigers picked it up in a hurry, scoring twice in the first quarter and four more times before halftime. Mizzou (3-0) won 52-12 and will play at Nevada on Friday night.

– The game’s primary highlight was a lateral from Blaine Gabbert to Danario Alexander, who threw downfield to a wide open Jared Perry for the game’s first score. It was Alexander’s first TD pass.

– Gabbert overthrew receivers early, but later was more accurate and finished 17-25 for 256 yards and three TD’s. He also ran for a 40-yard touchdown. He didn’t play much of the second half.

– Kendial Lawrence was the leading rusher this week with 77 yards on ten carries. He got some carries late as Missouri chose to run the ball often with a big lead.

– Perry overall had a huge day, with 7 catches for 161 yards.

– DT Jacquies Smith returned an interception for a 43-yard touchdown late in the first half.

Missouri’s attendance was 61,617. However, many left by halftime and the crowd was sparse by the game’s end.

There are four undefeated teams in the Big 12. Texas A&M is 2-0. Kansas, Missouri, and Texas are each 3-0.


Postgame notes – Tigers escape

September 13, 2009

By Craig Thomas

It was a close call for Mizzou – the Tigers win 27-20. Bowling Green led 20-6 in the third quarter. Here are some notes from the game.

1st Half – Blaine Gabbert 10-21 for 44 yds

2nd Half – Gabbert 10-12 for 128 yards, 2 TDs

Sean Weatherspoon had 14 tackles. That’s the most he’s had since also getting 14 against Baylor on Nov. 1 of last year.

Four Bowling Green receivers caught at least five passes. Only Danario Alexander and Jared Perry caught more than two.

Grant Ressel is off to a great start. He hit both field goals (38 and 46 yards) and all three extra point tries Saturday. He also hit all his kicks against Illinois.

Bowling Green was penalized eight times for 99 yards. Missouri was penalized four times for 45 yards.

Missouri’s official attendance was 65,401. That ranked fifth this week in the Big 12 behind Texas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas A&M. It was the Tigers’ highest home opening attendance since before Faurot Field was downsized in the 1990s.