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Tigers run to Citrus Bowl victory behind Murphy, Hansbrough

The continued progression of Missouri's running game reached its peak at just the right time. Russell Hansbrough and Marcus Murphy carried the Tigers to a 33-17 Citrus Bowl win over Minnesota with more than 100 yards each, highlighted by Hansbrough's 78-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Maty Mauk added 38 rushing yards of his own, including an 18-yard touchdown to beat the Golden Gophers...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota overpowered by Missouri in Citrus Bowl

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Marcus Murphy ran for 159 yards, Russell Hansbrough added 114 yards and a touchdown and No. 16 Missouri beat Minnesota 33-17 on Thursday in the Citrus Bowl. Missouri (11-3) won its third straight bowl game to reach 11 victories for the fourth time in school history. Minnesota (8-5) trailed 19-17 entering the fourth quarter, but Missouri pulled away on Hansbrough...
Via Fox Sports North
28 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 17 Missouri takes SEC Eastern Division

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Marcus Murphy scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 12-yard run with 4:38 remaining and Markus Golden recovered a fumble to seal No. 17 Missouri's 21-14 victory Friday against Arkansas and send the Tigers to the SEC championship game for the second straight season. Missouri (10-2, 7-1, No. 17 CFP) tied it at 14 early in the fourth quarter with a 98-yard drive capped...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Murphy sets pace as Missouri's offense stumbles

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri running back Marcus Murphy expects to make a big play every game. "On Saturday, it happened a lot," he said about his performance against Florida. The fifth-year senior scored three touchdowns in the Tigers' 42-13 victory in Gainesville, finishing with 224 yards to boost his Southeastern Conference-leading all-purpose average to 149.1. He returned a kickoff...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida bested in all facets in blowout home loss to Missouri

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Marcus Murphy scored three touchdowns, including two on special teams, and Missouri embarrassed Florida 42-13 Saturday night. The Tigers (5-2, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) scored on a kickoff return, a punt return, a fumble return and an interception return. They managed just seven first downs and 119 yards of offense, including 20 passing, and essentially...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri RBs Hansbrough, Murphy expected to play

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Running backs Russell Hansbrough and Marcus Murphy are expected to play when No. 18 Missouri hosts Indiana on Saturday. Coach Gary Pinkel said Monday that Hansbrough left the Tigers' 38-10 win against Central Florida on Saturday on the first play in the fourth quarter after feeling "dizzy." Murphy didn't play the final five minutes due to a mild ankle strain. Pinkel...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri beats South Dakota State 38-18, Murphy longest KO return since 1976

The Missouri Tigers added to their flawless record against FCS opponents by notching the record to 14 consecutive wins after a 38-18 victory over the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. The first quarter was fast pace and Mizzou led 21-7 after the first stanza, but the game slowed down then on and the Tigers offense was sluggish at times until a late surge. "Offensively, we had trouble...
Via College Football Universe
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mizzou's Golden, Murphy named to preseason watch lists

If you're worried about the loss of ends Kony Ealy and Michael Sam from last year's standout defensive line and of Henry Josey from the running back corps, here is some welcome news: Two guys slated to see a lot of action in their absence already are being touted on a national scale as players to watch. Senior defensive end Markus Golden, a reserve who saw a lot of action last season...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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