October 21, 2007

The grades are in from homecoming win

The Tigers rolled to an impressive 41-10 win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday at Faurot Field. There were stars on both sides of the ball. PowerMizzou.com covered every angle of the game and now hands out our grades:

Quarterback

Chase Daniel was certainly not bad. At 14-for-19 for 210 yards and a touchdown, it was a fairly efficient day. Outside of one interception, he also did a good job of realizing when he could make a play and when he couldn't. At the same time, Daniel had one turnover and had his linemen cover two other fumbles. Bottom line: If Daniel plays like this against a ranked team last season, Missouri loses and probably loses big. It says a lot about how far this team has come that an average day from their quarterback was just a small bump in the road.

Final Grade: C+

Running Backs

Tony who? Not seriously, this team will welcome Tony Temple back with open arms. But if you saw that performance coming from Jimmy Jackson, well, you're smarter than I am. As for Derrick Washington, this is why you pulled his redshirt, and he showed it was the right move. The kid is going to be a heck of a back down the road. Earl Goldsmith contributed nicely and even Marcus Woods busted one late. In all, the four tailbacks combined for 192 yards on 35 carries with three touchdowns. They did not lose yardage on a single carry and never put the ball on the ground.

Final Grade: A+

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