Found September 02, 2013 on Fox Sports Midwest:
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The easiest way to say it is this ... If you spend 10 minutes reading this notebook, the Mizzou offense could make that effort look lazy by running 36-plus plays. "Our players are tired," Mizzou coach Gary Pinkel said with a chuckle after the Tigers beat Murray State on Saturday. The clip (3.67 plays per minute) is how fast the Tigers cruised in the first half this weekend, their first game under new offensive coordinator Josh Henson. "The tempo is something we want to continue to work on, and really get good at," Pinkel said. The pace didn't seem to fluster senior quarterback James Franklin. He completed 26 of 38 passes for 318 yards, three touchdowns and zero picks. It was his third-highest passing yard total in his career, and his fifth-highest passer rating (164.8). Mizzou cooled the jets after its defense started making stops and the game got out of hand, but the blend of spend and efficiency was impressive. DGB A-OK Dorial Green-Beckham said hea...
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