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Monday, April 21, 2014
Reserves top starters in Tigers' spring game

By Edward Aschoff

A late touchdown by Missouri's second team lifted the Tigers' reserves over the starters in a 21-20 win in Saturday's Black and Gold scrimmage at Faurot Field.

The starters might have lost the spring game, but all eyes were on new starting quarterback Maty Mauk, who had an impressive day for the first team. The redshirt sophomore completed 11-of-15 passes for for 129 yards. He also ran for a 3-yard touchdown to cut the second string's lead to 14-13.

The plays of the day came late when redshirt freshman quarterback Trent Hosick connected with sophomore receiver Eric Laurent for a 93-yard touchdown pass to put the first team up 20-14. That play was nice, but the second team responded when freshman quarterback Marvin Zanders faked a handoff and ran for an 80-yard touchdown to give the second team the lead for good.

For more on Missouri's spring game, check out the Tigers' official website.