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(AP) - Growing up in Kansas City, Shane Ray was a "Big 12 kid." Through Ray's redshirt season in 2011, Missouri was a Big 12 school. Three years later, the 17th-ranked Tigers find themselves competing for a berth into their second consecutive SEC championship game. "When we moved to the SEC, I realized the program was going into change," Ray said. "Being young, I realized I had to...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers extend improbable road win streak behind another impressive defensive performance

Shane Ray and Mizzou's dominant defensive line figured to have a big day against the SEC's worst offensive line when it comes to protecting the quarterback. The Tigers' front four didn't disappoint, leading the defense to eight sacks and 13 total tackles for loss. They carried Mizzou to another impressive defensive performance in a 29-21 win at Tennessee likely to...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 12 Scouting Spotlight: Texas A&M’s Senior Offensive Tackles versus Missouri’s Edge Rushers

This week’s scouting spotlight is fixated on two position groups, as both Missouri edge rushers and Texas A&M offensive tackles appear to have bright NFL futures. Shane Ray tends to line up over the LT and Markus Golden tends to operate across from the RT, so I’ll break down each of those match-ups. We’ve featured Texas A&M’s Cedric Ogbuehi in the Scouting Spotlight...
Via Optimum Scouting
12 days ago  |  Discuss

DE Shane Ray leads resilient Missouri defense

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Shane Ray hit it out of the park. With less than a minute remaining in Missouri's 20-10 win against Kentucky on Nov. 1, the defensive end sacked Wildcats quarterback Patrick Towles on fourth down. Ray then stood up and celebrated with a baseball swing like that of Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer. Tigers coach Gary Pinkel cheered from the sideline...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Has Mizzou found its next star defensive end in Shane Ray?

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri defensive end Shane Ray turned to football to stay out of trouble. "My mom felt that I needed some structure," Ray said. "At the time, I was just trying to find a way to stay in school after high school." The national leader in tackles for losses, Ray grew up in a crime-riddled section of Kansas City. He lived with his mother, Sebrina...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mizzou defense dominates UCF en route to 38-10 victory

The Missouri Tigers defense dominated the UCF Knights en route to a 38-10 victory today in Columbia, MO. The "D" led by Shane Ray's four tackles for loss and two sacks took over the second half by allowing just 134 yards (299 overall) and racking up 6.5 sacks along with forcing four turnovers to extend Mizzou's takeaway streak to 47, first nationally.  "I...
Via College Football Universe
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri seals Cotton Bowl victory with 73-yard scoop and score with 1:09 left to play (VIDEO)

Missouri Tiger defensive end Michael Sam’s name was never really called Friday night. With 1:09 remaining in regulation, commentator Gus Johnson said that Sam needed to come up big to stop Oklahoma State from a go-ahead touchdown in the 2014 Cotton Bowl. On queue Michael Sam’s beat his block and stripped Oklahoma State’s QB Clint Cheif from behind. Mizzou defensive end Shane...
Via In The Neutral Zone
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap: Mizzou outlasts OSU 41-31 to claim Cotton Bowl victory

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Henry Josey ran for 92 yards and three touchdowns, the last a 16-yarder with 3:08 left, and No. 9 Missouri beat No. 13 Oklahoma State 41-31 in the Cotton Bowl on Friday night. The former Big 12 and Big Eight rivals traded points on six consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter, until Oklahoma State quarterback Clint Chelf was sacked and fumbled with a minute...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Shane Ray’s Scoop And Score Gives Missouri A Wild Cotton Bowl Win

These last few days of bowl games have been fantastic, and tonight’s Cotton Bowl was no exception. After surrendering a go-ahead touchdown to Missouri, Clint Chelf and Oklahoma State got to work, driving down the field to the Missouri 27-yard-line. With 55 seconds remaining, on a play evocative of last night’s Oklahoma-Alabama finish, Missouri All-American defensive end Michael...
Via College Spun
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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