Lebanon native and Mizzou left tackle Justin Britt won this week’s SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week award. Redshirt freshman Maty Mauk was named the Freshman of the Week for the second time in three weeks.
From the SEC on Britt:
“Britt had another all-star performance as he helped pave and protect the way for a 502-yard night of total offense for Mizzou in its 31-3 win against Tennessee. On the night, Britt graded out at 94%, and he had 5 knockdown blocks, 3 pancake blocks and 2 cut blocks. Additionally, Britt allowed zero QB pressures, and zero QB sacks. Mizzou rushed for 339 yards Saturday against Tennessee, marking its biggest rushing total in a conference game since 2003, when the Tigers ran for 376 yards in a 45-7 win against Iowa State on Nov. 29, 2003. Britt is playing at award-worthy level, and he’s a key reason why the Tigers are one of the best turn-around stories of the 2013 season. Mizzou’s offense ranks in the top-30 nationally in most major categories, a few of which include: First Downs Gained (10th), Fewest Turnovers Lost (12th), Scoring Offense (13th), Total Offense (15th), Rushing Offense (16th), 3rd Down Conversions (27th), and Passing Efficiency (28th).“
From the SEC on Mauk:
“Led the No. 10 Tigers to a convincing 31-3 victory Saturday over Tennessee, to improve MU to 8-1 overall and 4-1 in SEC play. Accounted for 277 yards of total offense, as he became the first MU QB since 2011 (James Franklin vs. North Carolina) to throw and rush for 100 yards in a game. Ended the night with 163 yards passing and 3 touchdowns (zero interceptions) while he ran for a career-high 114 yards on 13 carries (an 8.8 avg. per attempt). His TD passes came from 9 yards, 26 yards and 40 yards to three different receivers, and he did not take a sack on the night. Mizzou attempted only five passes in the second half, as the Tiger lead was 31-3 midway through the third quarter. Mauk is now 2-1 as a starter in relief of injured senior co-captain QB James Franklin. Mauk also came in to get a “save” at Georgia in the 4th quarter of MU’s 41-26 win on Oct. 12th, when he replaced the injured Franklin and extended MU’s tenuous 28-26 lead at the time.“