Continued his All-America level of play with yet another huge game to help key Missouri's 36-17 win over No. 22 Florida. He made three sacks (22 yards in loss) and had four tackles in all, to go with one other quarterback hurry.
Leads the SEC in both sacks (9.0 total / 1.3 avg.) and tackles for loss (13.0 total /1.9 avg.), and ranks second in the nation and fourth in the nation in those categories, respectively.
Sam recorded his third multi-sack game of 2013. Also had three sacks in wins over Arkansas State and Vanderbilt earlier this season. Sam pushed his career sack total to 18.5, fifth all-time at Mizzou.
Thrown into the fire on Saturday, as he made his first college start subbing for injured senior captain James Franklin. Mauk not only acquitted himself nicely, he had one heck of a day, as he threw for 295 yards and a touchdown (with one interception) and adde adding a rushing touchdown to seal the game in the fourth quarter, as he led the Tigers to a 36-17 victory over No. 22 Florida.
Mauk led the Tigers offense to a 500-yard and 36-point day against the vaunted Florida defense, which came into Saturday’s game ranked third in the NCAA in total defense (allowing 235.3 yards per game coming in) and fourth in the NCAA in scoring defense (allowing 13.0 points per game coming in).
Finished the day 18-of-36 passing for 295 yards and added 15 yards rushing on six carries.