Dobbs finished 26 of 42 for 240 yards and led the Volunteers with 45 yards rushing. After struggling against South Carolina, Mauk rebounded in a solid, albeit erratic, performance. He threw three first-half touchdown passes to help stake the Tigers a 24-3 halftime lead. Mauk completed 12 of 25 passes for 163 yards, the second straight game he finished with a completion percentage under 50 percent.
Mauk didn't reign in his scrambling ability, however, which helped Missouri's offense move down the field after stalling a week ago. Mauk ran for 114 yards on 13 carries, becoming the first Missouri quarterback to rush for over 100 yards since James Franklin in the 2011 Independence Bowl. Mauk's three touchdown passes went to three different receivers. Dorial Green-Beckham caught a 9-yard pass for a touchdown in the first quarter, and touchdowns of 26 and 40 yards to L'Damian Washington and Marcus Lucas were broken up by a 51-yard field goal by Tennessee's Michael Palardy. - The Sports Xchange
10/21/2013 - Another ranked opponent down for Missouri. Maty Mauk threw for 295 yards in his first career start and Andrew Baggett converted five field goals to help the No. 14 Tigers defeat No. 22 Florida 36-17 and open a two-game lead in the Southeastern Conference East Division. With James Franklin watching on the sideline in street clothes, Mauk put any doubts to rest about whether he was ready on the first play of the game with a 41-yard pass to L'Damian Washington and then a 20-yard toss to Bud Sasser for a 7-0 lead 22 seconds in.
Missouri outgained the Gators 500-151 and became the first conference opponent in 14 games to score at least 21 points against them. The Tigers bullied Florida at the line of scrimmage, sacking quarterback Tyler Murphy six times and flushing him out of the pocket throughout the game. The Tigers knocked off their second consecutive ranked opponent for the first time since 1973 and will face No. 11 South Carolina next week at home. - AP Sports
10/12/2013 - Critics might have chortled to themselves at Missouri's non-conference schedule, but after Saturday's 41-26 upset of No. 7 Georgia, who's laughing now? Certainly not the Bulldogs, who saw their home winning streak snapped at 15, while Missouri defeated a top-10-ranked team on its home field for the first time in 32 years. The Tigers are 6-0 overall, 1-0 in the SEC, while Georgia slipped to 4-2, 3-1. Missouri was already playing with house money before Saturday's game.
Georgia kicked off already without running backs Todd Gurley (ankle) and Keith Marshall (ACL), along with Malcolm Mitchell (ACL), Justin Scott-Wesley (ACL) and Michael Bennett (MCL), the Bulldogs' top three wide receivers. Fortunately for Georgia, quarterback Aaron Murray was feeling just fine. The Bulldogs were trailing, 28-10, at halftime, but Murray brought them back with two touchdown passes, including a 10-yarder to Chris Conley with a little more than 12 minutes to play.
The two-point conversion attempt failed, but after being seemingly out of it, Georgia found itself back in the game at 28-26. However, the Tigers would find an answer, scoring on their next possession on a 40-yard pass from wide receiver Bud Sasser to L'Damian Washington, his second touchdown of the game. - The Sports Xchange
08/26/2013 - TOP MISSOURI PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 3. WR L'Damian Washington (6-4, 205, 4.39)...Washington possesses a combination of size and straight-line speed to intrigue every scout. He has been only moderately productive throughout his career, developing as a starter just this past season but could be on the verge of a breakout campaign.
Washington signed with Missouri out of the state of Louisiana in 2010, spending his first season with the program as a redshirt. He's steadily progressed in the three years since, however, watching his catch totals rise from five to 20 (for 364 and a career-high three scores) to 25 grabs for 443 yards and two scores in 2012. Washington started all 12 games for the Tigers as a junior, splitting his 12 games between the Z and X positions. He is atop the team's depth chart at Z for 2013. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/26/2013 - TOP MISSOURI PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 3. WR L'Damian Washington (6-4, 205, 4.39)...Currently, Washington's greatest value to scouts lies in his potential as a big play outside receiver. He flashed this with long touchdowns against Texas A&M (74 yards) and Georgia (69 yards). As his frame suggests, Washington is a long-strider who builds up to top-speed quickly. He remains a bit of a work in progress as a route-runner but possesses good body control for his angular frame and could be in position to make several big plays as a senior as defenses focus on sophomore Dorial Green-Beckham, the No. 3 overall prep recruit in the country and Missouri's most consistent scorer via the air (five touchdowns) a year ago. Serving in this complementary role, it isn't difficult to imagine an NFL team falling in love with Washington's upside. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com