LT 75 Corey Hilliard, 6-5, 300, So.
66 Corey Curtis, 6-4, 290, Jr.
LG 61 David Koenig, 6-4, 285, RS Fr.
or 66 Corey Curtis, 6-4, 290, Jr.
74 Doug Bond, 6-2, 300, So.
C 69 Chris Akin, 6-2, 300, Sr.
72 Kurt Seifried, 6-4, 305, So.
RG 76 Sam Mayes, 6-3, 325, Sr.
70 Phillip Friess, 6-5, 280, RS Fr.
RT 78 Kellen Davis, 6-5, 290, Jr.
69 Adam Gourley, 6-6, 290, Jr.
TE 86 Billy Bajema, 6-5, 265, Sr.
80 Charlie Johnson, 6-4, 270, Jr.
Analysis: No changes, but Les Miles did say it looks like redshirt freshman David Koenig is ready to get back in the lineup. Koenig has missed the past three games with back problemes. He was suited up last Saturday but did not play. Koenig is more athletic and showed to be more physical that either Corey Curtis or Doug Bond. It will be a plus to get him back as Missouri has a very physical defensive front. It was nice to see so much action for the tight ends, and I believe they will continue getting opportunities.
WR 84 D'Juan Woods, 6-1, 195, So.
15 Kenny Williams, 6-4, 215, Jr.
WR 24 Luke Frazier, 6-0, 205, Jr.
11 Prentiss Elliott, 6-0, 175, Fr.
FL 83 Chijuan Mack, 6-3, 185, RS Fr.
28 Tommy Devereaux, 6-1, 170, So.
Analysis: Chijuan Mack was back and playing again on Saturday, and he caught a 12-yard strike from Donovan Woods. Woods hit six different receivers in the game. One thing the Cowboys struggled with was getting separation from the A&M defensive backs. They will need to a better job of that as the season progresses. Saturday was the first game since Tulsa that Elliott didn't have a big play of any kind. It is a must to get the ball in his hands several times a game.
QB 8 Donovan Woods, 6-2, 215, RS Fr.
4 Al Pena, 6-3, 205, RS Fr.
FB 37 Shawn Willis, 6-1, 260, Jr.
32 Julius Crosslin, 5-11, 235, RS Fr.
TB 33 Vernand Morency, 5-10, 215, Jr.
2 Seymore Shaw, 5-11, 215, Sr.
Analysis: No changes here and don't expect any. The coaching staff was happy with Donovan Woods and the way he played as his role changed dramatically after A&M grabbed the big lead. Woods' only mistake was that he wasn't able to play defense. All but about three throws were as good as you could make under the sircumstances. There were some problems getting the plays out to Woods at times, but the Cowboys were going to some calls that he had not seen in previous games or that much in practice.
RE 50 Darnell Smith, 6-0, 260, So.
97 Marque Fountain, 6-1, 260, So.
DT 95 Efe Mowarin, 6-1, 310, Sr.
90 Xavier Lawson-Kennedy, 6-1, 310, So.
NG 96 Clay Coe, 6-2, 295, Sr.
77 Walter Thomas, 6-5, 340, Fr.
DE 58 Nathan Peterson, 6-2, 250, Fr.
or 81 Jerry Don Bray, 6-5, 265, Jr.
Analysis: Neither Miles nor assistant Carey Bailey would elaborate, but both said the news on defensive end Nathan Peterson's injured left knee was good. I know an MRI was scheduled. Miles said he was not only excited about Peterson playing more this season, but felt he might be able to play on Saturday. Bailey said he was happy the injury wasn't more serious.
The "or" with Peterson and Jerry Don Bray reflects the uncertainty of the injury with Peterson. If Peterson can't go, look at Bray to get competition this week in practice from Marque Fountain and Maurice Cummings for that spot in the lineup. Also, expect to see Brad Girtman back and getting some playing time in the rotation at the inside technique.
MLB 99 Lawrence Pinson, 6-1, 240, Jr.
51 Victor DeGrate, 6-3, 250, So.
OLB 12 Paul Duren, 6-1, 240, Jr.
41 Pagitte McGee 6-1, 235, Jr.
Analysis: No change as the linebacker position. They did not have a great game against A&M, but the Aggies took the linebackers out of a lot of plays. McNeal threw a lot on the perimeter and on the blitzes got the ball away before the linebackers could get to him.
LCB 9 Darrent Williams, 5-9, 180, Sr.
or 4 Daniel McLemore, 5-7, 160, Jr.
5 Ricky Coxeff, 5-11, 175, So.
SS 20 Vernon Grant, 5-9, 185, Jr.
30 Grant Jones, 5-10, 195, So.
FS 17 Jon Holland, 5-11, 185. Sr.
10 Thomas Wright, 6-0, 185, Jr.
WS 23 Jamie Thompson, 6-0, 190, Jr.
19 Jeremy Nethon, 5-9, 190, So.
RCB 6 Robert Jones, 5-11, 190, Sr.
4 Daniel McLemore, 5-7, 160, Jr.
Analysis: Before the screams of we want Darrent back, go back and review the A&M game. The Aggies zeroed in on Robert Jones a lot of the time as he was giving way too much cushion. On the whole the secondary had a lousy game, busting coverages and letting too many receivers run loose. Missouri doesn't spread as much, but they have talented receivers in Sean Coffey and Thomson Omboga, both of whom have speed and heigth. This needs to be a big bounce back game for the secondary. On Williams, he is still doubtful for Missouri. We'll know more later in the week.
K 47 Jason Ricks, 6-1, 180, Fr.
28 Luke Roberts, 5-10, 175, RS Fr.
P 18 Cole Farden, 5-11, 200, Sr.
47 Jason Ricks, 6-1, 180, Fr.
DS 55 Jacob Dressen, 6-4, 275, Sr.
45 Brady Nix, 6-1, 225, RS Fr.
Holder 85 John Wohlgemuth, 6-1, 185, Sr.
PR 9 Darrent Williams, 5-9, 180, Sr.
or 11 Prentiss Eliott, 6-0, 175, Fr.
4 Daniel McLemore, 5-7, 160, Jr.
KR 6 Robert Jones, 5-11, 190, Sr.
and 4 Daniel McLemore, 5-7, 160, Jr.