Mizzou defense hopes for some quarterback rust

Mizzou defense hopes for some quarterback rust

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Missouri Tigers Gahn McGaffie runs past the Arizona State Sun Devils defense in the second quarter at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri on September 15, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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by Kyle Tons/ Missouri Football App

KMOV.com

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 26 at 8:35 PM

COLUMBIA, Mo. (Missouri Football App) -- When Mizzou and South Carolina take the field Saturday afternoon in Columbia, South Carolina, the Tigers defense will be trying to stop junior quarterback Connor Shaw.  Shaw injured his shoulder in the Gamecocks first game of the season against Vanderbilt.

Shaw didn’t start in South Carolina’s second game of the season against East Carolina.  And he started last week against UAB, but left the game after re-injuring his shoulder.  Sophomore backup quarterback Dylan Thompson has served as a reliable replacement for Shaw yet South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier says Shaw will be the starter.

In Shaw’s absence, Thompson threw for 507 yards and 5 touchdowns and he’s only the backup.  Mizzou’s defense is allowing just less than 200 yards passing per game and hope that Shaw’s injury will be a positive for the Tiger’s defense on Saturday.

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