April 17, 2007

Practice report: Offense answers back

The Missouri defense dominated Saturday's scrimmage, coming up with a 31-18 victory. Turns out, the job was only halfway done. The Tigers finished up the scrimmage on Tuesday afternoon at Faurot Field. And this time, the offense got the job done at crunch time.

The official score was tied at 54 as the one offense and one defense squared off in a two-minute drill to decide things. Lorenzo Williams gathered his defensive mates around for a fire-and-brimstone speech, but it wasn't enough. Chase Daniel had his first pass knocked down at the line by Tommy Chavis, but from there on out, Daniel was perfect.

The next six plays went like this: Nine yards to Danario Alexander, two yards and a first down to Alexander, seven yards to William Franklin, 13 and another first down to Alexander, seven to Franklin, and 34 yards and a touchdown to Franklin. All told, Daniel was 6-for-7 for 73 yards and a TD in less than a minute and a half. All six completions went to Alexander or Franklin.

The final drive was certainly the most spirited these Tigers have been in spring practice.

...More... To continue reading this article you must be a member. Sign Up Now!