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  The quarterback room at Mizzou is a little more crowded. The Tigers landed a commitment Friday from former Miami Hurricanes QB Jake Garcia, a former four-star prospect who appeared in eight games this past season. "I am very thankful for my time at Miami & the support from the Canes family," Garcia posted on social media. "Wishing the best to Cane Nation & look forward to supporting from afar. With that being said, I am so grateful for the opportunity to become a Mizzou Tiger & look forward to starting this journey!" I am very thankful for my time at Miami & the support from the Canes family. Wishing the best to Cane Nation & look forward to supporting from afar.

Garcia, a top 50 national prospect in the 2021 recruiting class, appeared in eight games this past season at Miami, throwing for 803 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. He entered the NCAA transfer portal on Tuesday. Garcia started one game in 2022, throwing for 125 yards in a 14-12 win at Virginia. He also saw extended playing time in losses to Middle Tennessee State, Duke and Pittsburgh during coach Mario Cristobal's mostly disastrous debut season with the Hurricanes. Garcia completed 59.1% of his passes for the season. He finished with minus-75 rushing yards. He appeared in one game in 2021, throwing for 147 yards and two TDs against Central Connecticut State. He'll have three years of remaining eligibility. - Post-Dispatch


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  Missouri football landed a commitment from a former four-star wide receiver on Saturday, when Dannis Jackson announced his plans to join the Tigers through the transfer portal. Jackson spent his first three seasons at Ole Miss. "Committed to The Zou," Jackson said in a social media post announcing his intentions. Jackson became the second transfer receiver to commit to Missouri, following Theo Wease, previously of Oklahoma. The Tigers will hope those two, along with returning players like Luther Burden III and Mehki Miller, can help replace the production of Dominic Lovett, who led MU in receiving last season before transferring to Georgia.

Missouri wide receivers coach Jacob Peeler originally recruited Jackson for the Rebels. Jackson was rated as a four-star high school prospect out of Sumrall in Mississippi by the 247Sports composite and chose Ole Miss over a wealth of offers including Mississippi State, Arkansas and Auburn. Jackson did not play last season after entering the transfer portal in September. His best year as a Rebel came in 2021, when he had 12 catches for 244 yards and two touchdowns. - Columbia Daily Tribune


rSr/2024 WR Dannis JacksonMissouri
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  The Missouri football team addressed a glaring need through the transfer portal, landing a commitment from Australian punter Riley Williams, one of the top punters at the FCS level this past season. As a freshman at Towson University, Williams ranked fourth nationally with 44.7 yards per punt and earned second-team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors. The native of Victoria, Australia, booted two 60-yarders, had 16 50-yard punts and placed 13 of his 46 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line. Williams came to Towson from Australian Catholic University, where he swam, played Australian Rules football and cricket. The Tigers must replace both of their punters from the 2022 season. - Post-Dispatch

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  The Southeastern Conference's most-improved defense is putting the band back together for 2023. Junior linebacker Ty'Ron Hopper became the latest player to confirm he's coming back next season, the team announced Tuesday on social media. The second-team All-SEC selection led the Tigers (6-7) with 14 tackles for loss and 23 hurries this past season, his first at Mizzou since transferring from Florida last year. Hopper, who started all 13 games, finished second on the team with 78 tackles and 32 pressures and added 2.5 sacks and an interception.

Hopper is one of eight regular starters from the 2022 defense positioned to return next season, along with defensive tackles Darius Robinson and Kristian Williams, linebacker Chad Bailey, cornerbacks Ennis Rakestraw Jr. and Kris Abrams-Draine and safeties Jaylon Carlies and Joseph Charleston. The only regular starters from the end of the regular season not coming back are senior defensive ends Isaiah McGuire and D.J. Coleman and senior safety Martez Manuel. - Post-Dispatch


rSr/2024 DE Tyrone HopperMissouri
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  01/08/23 - Joe MoorerJr/2025, Missouri + More +

  Arizona State defensive lineman Joe Moore III - who announced a transfer to UW on Dec. 19, and whose signing was confirmed by the program two days later - is no longer coming to Washington, an athletic department spokesperson confirmed Wednesday. The reason behind Moore's reversal remains unclear. A 6-foot-2, 245-pound junior, Moore recorded 24 tackles, four tackles for loss, two sacks and a fumble recovery in 12 games with the Sun Devils this season. He added 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in 2021.

Moore also earned portal offers from Missouri and Houston, according to 247Sports. The St. Louis product was originally ranked as a three-star recruit in the 2020 class. But the former Sun Devil - who was listed as a defensive lineman, but projected more as an edge rusher - would not have filled a need at Washington. UW edge starters Bralen Trice and Zion Tupuola-Fetui both announced returns in 2023, and senior Sekai Asoau-Afoa, junior Sav'ell Smalls, sophomore Maurice Heims and redshirt freshman Lance Holtzclaw are also slated to be back. The Huskies added sophomore Sioux Falls transfer Zach Durfee and true freshmen Jacob Lane and Anthony James last month as well. - Seattle Times


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  Missouri football defensive lineman will return to the Tigers for 2023, he announced in a social media post on Sunday. Robinson had said he was still undecided after playing in the Gasparilla Bowl on Dec. 23. Robinson's post borrowed heavily from Michael Jordan's "I'm back" press release, where Jordan announced his return to the Chicago Bulls after his hiatus to play minor league baseball.

Robinson finished last season with 3.5 sacks and 35 total tackles. The 2022 campaign ended as a career season for him, and he blossomed into a dominant force on the interior, soaking up blocks to free up defensive end Isaiah McGuire and linebacker Ty'Ron Hopper. In the Gasparilla Bowl loss to Wake Forest, Robinson moved over to defensive end in McGuire's absence. His return provides stability for the 2023 Tigers, and could further help his NFL stock. - Columbia Daily Tribune


rSr/2024 DT Darius RobinsonMissouri
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  2022 ALL-CAA FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM: Riley Williams, Towson, P, So.,...Williams notches an all-league award in his first year of collegiate football. The Victoria, Australia native is fourth in all of FCS with 44.7 yards per punt, having 16 punts of over 50 yards and 13 punts placed inside the 20-yard line. He has a pair of 60-yard punts and averaged at least 47 yards per punt in five different games this year. - Towson Football

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  Make that two standout cornerbacks returning to the Missouri defense in 2023. Last week Kris Abrams-Draine announced plans to come back to the Tigers next season. On Sunday, it was Ennis Rakestraw Jr.'s turn. MU and Rakestraw both announced his return plans on social media. Rakestraw and Abrams-Draine formed one of the Southeastern Conference's best cornerback tandems this season, combining for 25 pass break-ups - the most by any pair of teammates in the conference. Abrams-Draine leads the league with 13 breakups heading into Mizzou's bowl game on Friday, while Rakestraw is tied for second with 12. Both were eligible for the 2023 NFL draft and could have considered entering the NCAA transfer portal. - Post-Dispatch

rJr/2025 CB Ennis Rakestraw Jr.Missouri
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  On Wednesday, Mizzou junior cornerback Kris Abrams-Draine confirmed he was returning to MU for the 2023 season, the team announced on its Twitter account. Abrams-Draine was among the team's NFL draft-eligible players seeking feedback from the league's College Advisory Committee. The two-year starter led the Tigers with 13 pass break-ups in 11 games this season. - Post-Dispatch

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  Brady Cook threw for 242 yards and a touchdown while running for 138 yards and another score, and Missouri's defense stuffed Arkansas when it mattered in the fourth quarter, allowing the Tigers to become bowl-eligible with a 29-27 victory over the Razorbacks on Saturday. Cody Schrader added 97 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Tigers (6-6, 3-5 SEC), who avenged a loss to their border rival last year and have now qualified for a bowl game in each of coach Eli Drinkwitz's first three seasons Arkansas (6-6, 4-4) had the ball twice with less than 8 minutes left and a chance to drive for a go-ahead field goal, but the Tigers forced three-and-outs both times and all but ran out the clock on their first league win in a month. The Razorbacks' KJ Jefferson threw for 205 yards with two touchdowns and an interception while also running for a score, though he was constantly harassed by Missouri's defensive front. Raheim Sanders, the league's second-leading rusher, was held to just 47 yards with a touchdown reception.

Missouri actually scored on each of its first four drives yet still trailed at halftime. That's because the Razorbacks were better at reaching the end zone. While the Tigers got touchdown runs from Schrader and Cook to cap long drives, they also had to settle for a pair of field goals from Harrison Mevis, including a chipshot after a drive stalled at the Arkansas 10 late in the first half. The Razorbacks were forced to punt twice, thanks to Missouri's ferocious pass rush, but they also got a short TD run from Jefferson and his touchdown pass to Matt Landers. And when the Razorbacks got the ball back with 5 1/2 minutes before the break, they breezed 75 yards down field and Jefferson hit Sanders out of the backfield for a 21-20 lead. The Razorbacks had a chance to retake the lead in the fourth quarter, after they'd closed to within 29-24, but they couldn't get into the end zone after first-and-goal at the Missouri 2 and coach Sam Pittman settled for another field goal. That wound up being the difference in the game. - Missouri/AP College Football


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  Freezing temperatures couldn't chill Missouri on Saturday night. Brady Cook tossed three touchdown passes, Luther Burden and Cody Schrader both scored twice and the Tigers rolled to a 45-14 victory over New Mexico State. The Aggies (4-6) showed spark on their opening drive with quarterback Diego Pavia completing his first three passes for 30 yards and running back Jamoni Jones chipping in 9 yards on the ground. But the New Mexico State drive stalled at the Missouri 36 as the Tigers' defense began to impose its will, forcing seven consecutive incompletions before Pavia completed his next pass. The Tigers' offense, for a change, clicked from the opening drive. Cook led an 11-play scoring drive capped off with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Burden. The freshman receiver took the tunnel screen from Cook and hurdled a defender in reaching the end zone, putting the Tigers (5-6) on top 7-0. Cook and the offense used a more methodical approach on the team's next possession, embarking on a 17-play, 81-yard drive that ended with Cody Schrader's 2-yard touchdown run. Schrader, a senior transfer from Division II Truman State, rushed for 70 yards on 18 carries and caught four passes for 47 yards.

Cook connected with tight end Ryan Hoerstkamp for a 32-yard touchdown with 4:28 left in the second quarter and the Tigers led 21-0. The Aggies scored in the third quarter thanks to a big play from backup freshman quarterback Gavin Frakes. After an injury briefly knocked Pavia out of the game, Frakes found Eric Marsh for 21 yards on fourth-and-2 from the Missouri 40-yard line. Pavia returned to the game and two plays later he tossed a pitch on the option to tailback Star Thomas for a 10-yard touchdown run. Burden scored his second touchdown late in the third quarter, taking a pop pass on a jet sweep from Cook and weaving 14 yards into the end zone to put the Tigers on top 35-7. Cook contributed three catches for 35 yards and two scores. He also ran three times for 12 yards. Receiver Barrett Banister paced the Tigers with seven catches for 91 yards, both career highs for the senior in his sixth season with Missouri. Cook completed 19 of 27 passes for 251 yards with three touchdowns, while leading the Tigers with 71 yards rushing on seven carries. Missouri's defense even got involved in the scoring action when sophomore defensive back Daylan Carnell intercepted a pass from Pavia and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown to extend the lead to 42-7. - Missouri/AP College Football


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  OCT 31 SEC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Isaiah McGuire, DL, Missouri,...Tied his career-highs in both tackles for loss and sacks, with three and two, respectively...As a team, Mizzou had 11 TFLs and four sacks...Mizzou's defense held the Gamecocks to 104 yards in the first half, the third time this season an opponent has been held under 120 yards going to the break. - SEC Football

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  Brady Cook ran for a touchdown and directed three long, first-half scoring drives as Missouri built a 17-0 lead on the way to its fourth straight win over No. 25 South Carolina, 23-10, on Saturday night. Receiver Dominic Lovett had career highs with 10 catches for 148 yards while the Tigers' defense had 11 tackles behind the line of scrimmage and held the Gamecocks (5-3, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) to 203 total yards. The Tigers (4-4, 2-3) won their second straight after starting league play 0-3. Missouri beat a ranked opponent for the first time since its 45-41 win over No. 17 LSU on Oct. 10, 2020. It ended the Gamecocks four-game win streak - and also ended their stay in the national rankings after getting in this past week for the first time in four years.

Cook proved a steady hand against a South Carolina defense that was active and opportunistic in beating No. 19 Kentucky on Oct. 8 and Texas A&M last week. Cook led a 15-play, 96-yard scoring drive that took up most of the first quarter and which he ended with his 3-yard burst to the end zone. The Tigers went on another lengthy drive on their next possession, this one going 84 yards in 10 plays and finishing with Cody Schrader's 1-yard run. Missouri looked to make it three-straight touchdown drives as it had a first-and-goal on the South Carolina 3. But the Gamecocks forced Cook into a couple of incompletes before settling for Harrison Mevis' 19-yard field goal and a 17-0 lead. The Gamecocks could not dig themselves out of that hole and finished with its fewest points since losing to No. 1 Georgia 48-7 on Sept. 17. Quarterback Spencer Rattler scored the team's lone touchdown on a 7-yard run right before halftime. - Missouri/AP College Football


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  Jake Garcia's two-point scoring run in the fourth overtime - the only play of the day to reach the end zone - gave Miami a 14-12 win over Virginia on Saturday. Neither team scored a touchdown in regulation. Hurricanes kicker Andres Borregales sent the game to overtime with a 20-yard field goal as the fourth quarter ended. Virginia and Miami traded field goals in each of the first two overtimes. Both missed their two-point tries in the third extra period. Then, after an incompletion by the Cavaliers, Garcia ran around the left side and dove for the pylon for the game-winning score. Miami played without quarterback Tyler Van Dyke, who was injured during last week's loss to Duke. Garcia, a redshirt freshman, started in his place and also used speedy, mobile freshman Jacurri Brown, at times. The Hurricanes' offense could not get untracked with either option behind center.

The game remained close throughout because Virginia's attack wasn't any more effective. Miami went up 3-0 at halftime, getting a 38-yard field goal from Borregales on the final play. Before that, the two teams combined for 247 total yards and 10 punts. Tied 3-3 late in the third quarter, UVa failed on four attempts from inside the 5-yard line, turning the ball over on downs when tight end Grant Misch dropped a fourth-down pass in the end zone. The Cavaliers took their first lead of the game on a 24-yard field goal by Will Bettridge with 12:11 left in the game, but Miami tied it on the final play of regulation on a 17-yard field goal to force overtime. The Cavaliers and Hurricanes are both fighting for bowl eligibility in their first seasons under new head coaches, Tony Elliott at UVa and Mario Cristobal at Miami. - AP College Football


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  OCT 24 SEC CO-FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Luther Burden III, WR, Missouri,...In Saturday's 17-4 Homecoming win vs. Vanderbilt, freshman Luther Burden III scored both of Mizzou's touchdowns with a 35-yard reception and a 10-yard rush in the first half...With his two scores, Burden becomes the first true freshman Tiger to score multiple TDs in multiple games since Damarea Crockett in 2016...He totaled a career-high 66 receiving yards on four receptions and one carry for 10 yards vs. the Commodores...Burden's five touchdowns - two receiving, two rushing, one punt return - on the year are the most for a true freshman since Larry Rountree scored six times in 2017. - SEC Football

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