October 3, 2007

Breaking down the Missouri Tiger defense

Nebraska Opponent Defensive Scouting Report

Who: Missouri Tigers
School Location: Columbia, Mo.
School Colors: Old Gold and Black

Record: 4-0
National Ranking: 17
Conference: Big 12 (North Division)

Head Coach: Gary Pinkel (Kent, 1975) (In his seventh season at Missouri, 114-72-3 overall, 2-4 vs. Nebraska)
Defensive Coordinator: Matt Eberflus

When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 8:15 p.m (CDT)
Where: Memorial Stadium - Faurot Field
Radio: Host Communications
Series Record: Nebraska leads 63-34-3
Base Defensive Formation: 4-3

On The Line: Anchoring the Mizzou defensive line is senior nose tackle Lorenzo Williams (6-1, 295), a three-year letter winner and honorable mention all-conference selection in 2007. Williams has had four tackles behind the scrimmage, including two quarterback sacks. Junior tackle Ziggy Hood (6-4, 295) has been in on 18 stops. A pair of juniors line up at the end positions - junior Tommy Chavis (6-2, 280) and Stryker Sulak (6-5, 250). The duo has combined for 29 tackles and 3.5 sacks.

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