Originally posted on Fox Sports Midwest  |  By NATE LATSCH  |  Last updated 11/3/13
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- L'Damian Washington didn't want to leave on Saturday night until he made sure his quarterback knew how he felt about him. So as he was about to walk out of the interview room beneath the south stands at Memorial Stadium, he stopped and delivered one final message for Maty Mauk. "Maty, I love you man," the Missouri wide receiver said. Mauk, with a crowd of reporters and television cameras in his face, handled Washington's words as seamlessly as he'd avoided the Tennessee pass rush for much of the night. "I love you more," he said. This is the Missouri football after the first nine weeks of an unlikely 2013 season. The No. 10 Tigers overcame a slow start to trounce Tennessee 31-3 on Saturday night behind a dominating defensive effort and another impressive performance by Mauk, its redshirt freshman quarterback who threw for 163 yards and three touchdowns while also running for 114 yards when then Vols defense gave him opportunities. "We started off a little bit shaky,...
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