Another Missouri win, another encouraging performance wiped out by the snootiness of pay-per-view television.
In case you're like me—and by that I mean you spent all day Saturday growling over the Big 12's inferior television contract—and you refused to pay $29.95 for the second week in a row, a look at the highlights from the Tigers' 52-12 pasting of Furman is below.
First, however, let's get to a few other notes of interest:
The Tigers released an update to the depth chart Monday morning. Among the biggest changes is sophomore Andrew Jones' demotion to the No. 2 tight end spot. He is replaced by fellow sophomore Beau Brinkley, who doubles as the team's long snapper.
Don't bother reading too much into this. Though he's caught only six passes for 34 yards this season, Jones hasn't exactly been the premier receiver in the offense at the tight end position, much like Chase Coffman was the past few years. Due to the Tigers' firm commitment to running the ball, Jones has often been asked to put his hand on the ground and essentially act as a sixth down lineman in the run-blocking scheme.
On the injury front, tailback De'Vion Moore (high ankle sprain), who has missed each of the last two games, is currently listed as questionable for this Friday night's game at Nevada. However, head coach Gary Pinkel is confident Moore will play against the Wolf Pack.
Safety Hardy Ricks, who is also recovering from an injured ankle, is back on the active depth chart, but he is currently listed behind starter Jasper Simmons. Ricks started the season opener versus Illinois but left the Bowling Green game early and did not play at all against Furman.
At the other safety position, Jarrell Harrison is listed as the backup to starter Kenji Jackson. A juco transfer, Harrison missed the first two games of the season while recovering from a dislocated elbow suffered in preseason camp, but he returned last week to tally three tackles against Furman.
As promised, here are the highlights from Saturday:
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