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Missouri Spring Game Notes

The University of Missouri football team's final spring scrimmage featured three touchdown passes and no turnovers.

The University of Missouri wrapped up spring practice with its annual Black & Gold Game on April 16. We reviewed the broadcast and took some notes on the Tigers. 

The following is a play-by-play account of how the game transpired with our best guesses at some of the yardage totals, which may differ from those in the “official” statistics for the game.

FIRST QUARTER

Drew Lock at quarterback

1-10 25 Flea flicker and Lock sacked by Ricky Hatley -5

2-16 19 Ish Witter runs L for 2

3-14 21 Lock HB screen pass to Witter for 16

1-10 37 Witter runs draw for 0

2-10 37 Lock pass R to Keyon Dilosa for 8

3-2 45 Snap over Lock’s head for -20 (play whistled dead)

4-22 25 Cory Fatony punts (Aarion Penton at PR)

Marvin Zanders at quarterback 

1-10 30 Zanders forward toss sweep to Raymond Wingo falls incomplete

2-10 30 Zanders option-keeper run R for 2

3-8 32 Zanders pass deep L incomplete (intended for Emanuel Hall)

4-8 32 Fatony punts (Wingo at PR)

Lock at quarterback

1-10 21 Ryan Williams shotgun sweep L for -1

2-11 20 Williams runs draw L for 5 (illegal shift -5)

2-16 15 Williams runs L for 1

3-15 16 Lock pass to Williams incomplete (broken up by Newsom)

4-15 Fatony punts (Cameron Hilton at PR)

Jack Lowary at quarterback

1-10 40 Lowary pass R tipped by DE Marcell Frazier and caught by Trevon Walters for -5

2-15 35 Lowary pass L incomplete for Kendall Blanton (broken up by Terez Hall)

3-15 35 Lowary pass deep R dropped by Justin Smith

4-15 35 Fatony punts (Shaun Conway at PR)

Lock at quarterback

1-10 20 Witter sweep R for -1 

2-11 19 Lock shovel pass to Jason Reese for -2

3-13 17 Lock steps up to avoid pressure, hits Witter for 23 yards

1-10 40 Lock quick pass L to Nate Brown for 4

2-6 44 Witter runs L for 10

1-10 46 Witter runs for -1

END OF FIRST QUARTER

SECOND QUARTER

2-11 47 Lock pass L to Eric Laurent for 14?

1-10 34 Lock overthrows J’Mon Moore deep R (T.J. Warren covering)

2-10 34 Lock runs option keeper R for 14

1-10 20 Witter runs M for 4 

2-6 16 Witter runs R for 1 

3-5 15 Lock swing pass R to Witter for 8

* DE Walter Brady hurt on the play

1-goal 7 Witter runs M for 3

2-goal 4 Witter runs R for 0

3-goal 4 Lock play-action pass M to Richaud Floyd for 4-yard touchdown (Anthony Sherrils and Newsom both followed Witter on the potential run and neither covered Floyd) (Tucker McCann PAT with Fatony holding) 7-0

> Scoring drive covered 80 yards in 15 plays

Zanders at quarterback

1-10 20 Wingo end around L for 2

2-8 22 Conway runs R for 6

6:36 offense takes timeout

3-2 28 Play-action pass and Zanders overthrew open Blanton

4-2 28 McCann punts (Williams at PR)

Lock at quarterback 

1-10 40 Williams runs M for 3

2-7 43 Lock pass R to Williams for 14 (penalty on RT Paul Adams for ineligible man downfield -5)

2-12 38 Williams run 0

3-12 38 Lock deep pass L incomplete (intended for Brown in double coverage)

4-12 38 McCann punts (Penton at PR) 

Lowary at quarterback

1-10 20 Lowary pressured by Augusta, others, throws away

2-10 20 Lowary pass deep L incomplete (intended for Hall)

3-10 20 Lowary pass R too high for Smith

END OF FIRST HALF  

THIRD QUARTER

Lock at quarterback

1-10 25 Witter runs L for 2 

2-8 27 Witter runs R for 6

3-2 33 Lock option keeper L for 3

1-10 36 Lock PA pass deep R to J’Mon Moore for 64-yard TD

Zanders at quarterback

1-10 25 Zanders hits Laurent on slant L for 14 

1-10 39 Zanders swing pass L to Conway for 4

2-6 43 Conway runs L for 6

1-10 49 Zanders quick pass R incomplete 

2-10 49 Jonah Dubinski snapped over Zanders’ head -19

3-29 30 Zanders pass L deflected by Eddie Serrano

4-29 30 McCann punts (Hilton at PR) 

Lock at quarterback

1-10 33 Williams runs L for 2

2-8 35 False start by LG Kevin Pendleton -5

2-13 30 Zone-read run Williams runs R for 1

3-12 31 Lock deep pass R incomplete (intended for Dilosa, broken up by John Gibson)

4-12 31 McCann punts (Conway at PR)

Lowery at quarterback

1-10 25 Lowery pass L incomplete (tipped by Brock Bondurant)

2-10 25 Lowery pass R to Laurent for 6

3-4 31 Lowery pressured -8 (play blown dead)

END OF THIRD QUARTER

FOURTH QUARTER

Zanders at quarterback

1-10 23 False start by by LG Alec Abeln -5

1-15 18 Zanders pass R to Laurent for 9

2-6 27 Zanders shovel pass to Wingo for 1 

3-5 28 timeout 

3-5 28 Zanders escapes pressure, runs R for 5 

1-10 33 Zanders PA pass R to Dilosa for 9

2-1 42 Zone-read run Witter runs for 2

1-10 44 Zone-read run, Witter runs R for 7

2-3 49 Witter runs M for 4

1-10 45 Zanders quick pass R to Dilosa for 2

2-8 43 Zanders PA pass R to Floyd on crossing route for 24

1-10 19 Zanders pass R to Smith in double coverage for 19-yard touchdown reception

Lowary at quarterback

1-10 25 Lowary to Witter double pass, Witter’s pass fell short of Dilosa 

2-10 25 Lowary pass R batted down by Tyler Hanneke

3-10 25 Walters runs draw for 8 

4-2 33 McCann punts (Penton at PR) 

Zanders at quarterback

1-10 30 Zanders zone-read keeper runs L for 5

NOTES: I had Lock attempting 10 of his 12 passes in the first half, while Zanders attempted 10 of his 13 passes in the second half. ... Williams, a redshirt freshman running back, was second behind Witter in carries with six. Conway, a walk-on running back, was next with two. Then Walters had one. ... The official stats had Witter with 43 yards rushing on 13 carries and three catches for 33 yards. I had him with 13 carries for 40 yards and three receptions for 47, giving him 87 total yards on 16 touches. ... Lowary, the JUCO transfer, would have had a better stat line had Smith hauled in a deep pass down the right sideline late in the first quarter. 

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