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East Conference All Games W L PF PA W L PF PA Missouri 2 0 92 54 6 0 274 138 South Carolina 3 1 152 101 5 1 207 136 Florida 3 1 91 51 4 2 131 78 Georgia 3 1 145 143 4 2 225 202 Tennessee 0 2 48 65 3 3 190 168 Kentucky 0 2 35 59 1 4 115 128 Vanderbilt 0 3 88 125 3 3 202 159 West Conference All Games W L PF PA W L PF PA Alabama 2 0 74 42 5 0 185 61 LSU 3 1 152 97 6 1 290 154 Auburn 2 1 75 77 5 1 206 113 Texas A&M 1 1 87 82 4 1 246 154 Mississippi 1 2 61 90 3 2 136 126 Mississippi St 0 2 46 83 2 3 162 118 Arkansas 0 3 50 127 3 4 163 193 Saturday’s results Missouri 41, Georgia 26 South Carolina 52, Arkansas 7 Auburn 62, W. Carolina 3 LSU 17, Florida 6 Alabama at Kentucky (n) Bowling Green at Mississippi St. (n) Texas A&M at Mississippi (n) Saturday, Oct. 19 Georgia at Vanderbilt, 11 a.m. South Carolina at Tennessee, 11 a.m. Florida at Missouri, 11:21 a.m. Auburn at Texas A&M, 2:30 p.m. Arkansas at Alabama, 6 p.m. LSU at Mississippi, 6 p.m. 7 21 0 13 7 3 10 6

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First quarter Ga—Douglas 7 pass from Murray (Morgan kick), 3:44. Mo—J.Franklin 5 run (Baggett kick), 1:00. Second quarter Mo—Washington 16 pass from J.Franklin (Baggett kick), 12:33. Ga—FG Morgan 29, 9:54. Mo—Murphy 36 run (Baggett kick), 5:56. Mo—Sam 21 fumble return (Baggett kick), 5:46. Third quarter Ga—FG Morgan 28, 13:09. Ga—Wooten 7 pass from Murray (Morgan kick), 3:23. Fourth quarter Ga—Conley 10 pass from Murray (pass failed), 12:15. Mo—Washington 40 pass from Sasser (kick failed), 9:22. Mo—Josey 7 run (Baggett kick), 2:18. A—92,746. Mo 23 37-142 233 22-31-0 7 7-38.4 0-0 10-57 30:37

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Geo 26 31-164 290 25-45-2 24 4-36.3 2-2 5-40 29:23

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Missouri, Murphy 5-57, Josey 11-51, Mauk 3-12, Hansbrough 4-12, J.Franklin 12-12, Team 2/-2. Georgia, Green 12-87, Douglas 14-70, Murray 4-5, Hicks 1-2. PASSING—Missouri, J.Franklin 18-27-0-170, Mauk 3-3-0-23, Sasser 1-1-0-40. Georgia, Murray 25-45-2-290. RECEIVING—Missouri, Washington 7-115, Green-Beckham 4-35, Lucas 3-39, Murphy 3-16, Josey 2/-2, Sasser 1-21, Hansbrough 1-5, Clark 1-4. Georgia, Douglas 6-43, Conley 5-60, Green 5-42, Wooten 4-83, Lynch 2-36, Tibbs 1-11, R.Davis 1-9, Erdman 1-6.

MISSOURI’S SCHEDULE 58 38 45 41 51 41 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 23 Nov. 30

Murray St. Toledo at Indiana Arkansas St. at Vanderbilt at Georgia Florida South Carolina Tennessee at Kentucky at Mississippi Texas A&M

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POSTSEASON BASEBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Best-of-7 AMERICAN LEAGUE All games televised by Fox Saturday: Detroit at Boston (n) Today: Detroit (Scherzer 21-3) at Boston (Buchholz 12-1), 7:07 p.m. Tuesday: Boston (Lackey 10-13) at Detroit (Verlander 13-12), 3:07 p.m. Wednesday: Boston (Peavy 12-5) at Detroit (Fister 14-9), 7:07 p.m. Thursday: Boston at Detroit, 7:07 p.m., if necessary Saturday, Oct. 19: Detroit at Boston, 3:37 p.m., if necessary Sunday, Oct. 20: Detroit at Boston, 7:07 p.m., if necessary NATIONAL LEAGUE All games televised by TBS Friday: St. Louis 3, Los Angeles 2, 13 innings Saturday: St. Louis 1, Los Angeles 0, St. Louis leads series 2-0 Monday: St. Louis (Wainwright 19-9) at Los Angeles (Ryu 14-8), 7:07 p.m. Tuesday: St. Louis (Lynn 15-10) at Los Angeles, 7:07 p.m. Wednesday: St. Louis at Los Angeles, 3:07 p.m., if necessary Friday: Los Angeles at St. Louis, 7:37 p.m., if necessary Saturday, Oct. 19: Los Angeles at St. Louis, 7:37 p.m., if necessary

WORLD SERIES Best-of-7 All games televised by Fox Wednesday, Oct. 23: at AL Thursday, Oct. 24: at AL Saturday, Oct. 26: at NL Sunday, Oct. 27: at NL Monday, Oct. 28: at NL, if necessary Wednesday, Oct. 30: at AL, if necessary Thursday, Oct. 31: at AL, if necessary

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Today’s games Oakland at Kansas City, noon St. Louis at Houston, noon Carolina at Minnesota, noon Green Bay at Baltimore, noon Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, noon Pittsburgh at N.Y. Jets, noon Cincinnati at Buffalo, noon Detroit at Cleveland, noon Tennessee at Seattle, 3:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Denver, 3:05 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 3:25 p.m. New Orleans at New England, 3:25 p.m. Washington at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Open: Atlanta, Miami Monday’s game Indianapolis at San Diego, 7:40 p.m.

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‘Lone trumpeter’ continues tradition By ALEXANDER SMITH

sports@ColumbiaMissourian.com ATHENS, Ga. — Twenty minutes before kickoff at Georgia’s Sanford Stadium, the crowd falls silent. The low brass section of the Bulldogs band unleashes a held chord down on the field, but every Bulldog fan points an index finger at a uniformed young woman standing in the corner of the upper deck marked “SOUTH.” Senior trumpeter Nicole Hill begins a slow, mournful version of “Battle Hymn” that lasts no longer than 10 seconds. Just as the goosebumps begin to recede, the voice of legendary announcer Larry Munson echoes across the stadium. The beloved Munson died in 2011, but he lives on in KEVIN COOK/Missourian the pregame ceremonies. The “lone trumpeter” spec- Twenty minutes before kickoff, Georgia senior Nicole Hill stands in the corner of the upper deck marked tacle is a recent innovation in “SOUTH” and plays a slow, mournful version of “Battle Hymn” that lasts no longer than ten seconds. tradition-thick Athens. Around the turn of the millennium, a “I feel really honored,” she The sound system cut out on group of young men wrote the said. “I’m still kind of grasp- Sept. 21 before the trumpeter slowed-down “Battle Hymn” ing that I’m going to be able to could get to his third note, and trumpet solo as a joke, but it To view a video of the lone do this right now.” any anxious musician can ruin stuck. A soft-spoken native of the tempo. trumpeter in action, go to “Everybody was so mes- bit.ly/lonetrumpeter. Savannah, Ga., she dreamed But on Saturday morning, merized by it,” third-year of being the lone trumpeter talent won out over nerves. trumpeter Brian Walker said. since her senior year of high On a day that Hill described “They decided to put it in each week. Hill’s rendition of school. Her family doesn’t fol- as one of the most important the first game. Now we do it “Battle Hymn” was enough to low college football, but they in her life, she performed her at the Dawg Walk” — a pre- land her one of the elite spots. made their first visit to a 14-note solo flawlessly to the game ceremony during which “To be honest,” she said,”I Georgia game to see Hill per- rousing cheers of the Georgia Georgia players walk into the didn’t even think I had a form before one of the nation’s faithful. stadium — “we do it during chance to do it.” largest crowds. “Ever since I was a high the game, and we do it after The most prestigious honor Most of the people in the school senior and I saw it, I the game.” rests with the trumpeter who building would give her their knew that’s what I wanted to This year, approximately 20 performs just before the game full attention. do when I got here,” Hill said. of the 67 Redcoat trumpet- is about to start. “I’m going to try not to look “I just practiced really hard ers were selected for a final On Saturday, that was Hill. at them,” Hill said of the point- because I didn’t think I had a audition. Four trumpeters are Two hours before kickoff, ing crowd. “It’s going to be chance.” selected from that group for the gates were yet to open, but kind of intimidating in front of Greg Bowers is supervising the three game day perfor- Hill was in her perch on the 92,000 people.” editor: bowersg@missouri. mances; one student sits out south side of the stadium. Perfection is not a given. edu, 882-5729.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts Toronto 6 5 1 0 10 Boston 4 3 1 0 6 Detroit 5 3 2 0 6 Tampa Bay 5 3 2 0 6 Ottawa 3 1 0 2 4 Montreal 4 2 2 0 4 Florida 5 2 3 0 4 Buffalo 6 0 5 1 1 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts Pittsburgh 5 4 1 0 8 Carolina 5 2 1 2 6 N.Y. Islanders 5 2 2 1 5 Columbus 4 2 2 0 4 New Jersey 5 0 2 3 3 N.Y. Rangers 5 1 4 0 2 Washington 5 1 4 0 2 Philadelphia 6 1 5 0 2

GF 23 10 13 18 8 13 13 6

GA 15 5 13 14 9 9 21 16

GF 20 10 16 11 11 9 13 8

GA 13 13 13 10 18 25 20 17

WESTERN CONFERENCE Colorado St. Louis Chicago Minnesota Dallas Winnipeg Nashville San Jose Calgary Anaheim Vancouver Phoenix Los Angeles Edmonton

Central Division GP W L OT 5 5 0 0 4 4 0 0 5 3 1 1 5 2 1 2 4 2 2 0 5 2 3 0 5 2 3 0 Pacific Division GP W L OT 4 4 0 0 5 3 0 2 4 3 1 0 5 3 2 0 5 3 2 0 5 3 2 0 5 1 3 1

Pts 10 8 7 6 4 4 4

GF 18 19 15 14 9 14 9

GA 4 7 13 12 11 16 15

Pts 8 8 6 6 6 6 3

GF 21 18 14 16 12 13 17

GA 5 17 11 16 14 14 25

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday’s results Los Angeles 2, Carolina 1, SO Phoenix 2, Philadelphia 1 Florida 6, Pittsburgh 3 Chicago 3, N.Y. Islanders 2 Dallas 4, Winnipeg 1 Calgary 3, New Jersey 2 Saturday’s results St. Louis 5, N.Y. Rangers 3 Boston 3, Columbus 1 Toronto 6, Edmonton 5, OT Detroit 5, Philadelphia 2 Pittsburgh 5, Tampa Bay 4 Colorado 5, Washington 1 Chicago 2, Buffalo 1 Nashville 3, N.Y. Islanders 2 Minnesota 5, Dallas 1 Montreal at Vancouver (n) Ottawa at San Jose (n) Today’s games Phoenix at Carolina, noon Los Angeles at Florida, 2 p.m. New Jersey at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Anaheim, 7 p.m. Monday’s games Detroit at Boston, noon Edmonton at Washington, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m.

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NATIONAL CONFERENCE

MISSOURI 41, GEORGIA 26 Missouri Georgia

New England N.Y. Jets Miami Buffalo

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TODAY

7 p.m., FOX — American League Championship Series, game 2, Detroit at Boston

MONDAY

7 p.m., TBS — National League Championship Series, game 3, St. Louis at Los Angeles

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE TODAY

Noon, CBS — Regional coverage Noon, FOX — Regional coverage, doubleheader 3 p.m., CBS — Regional coverage 3:25 p.m., FOX — Regional coverage, doubleheader game 7 p.m., NBC — Washington at Dallas

MONDAY

7:25 p.m., ESPN — Indianapolis at San Diego

GOLF

TODAY

8 a.m., TGC — European PGA Tour, Portugal Masters, final round, at Vilamoura, Portugal 1 p.m., TGC — Champions Tour, SAS Championship, final round, at Cary, N.C. 4 p.m., TGC — PGA Tour, Frys.com Open, final round, at San Martin, Calif.

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE MONDAY

6:30 p.m., NBCSN — Minnesota at Buffalo

SOCCER TODAY

8 p.m., ESPN — MLS, Seattle at Portland

EXTREME SPORTS TODAY

3 p.m., NBC — Dew Tour, City Championships, at San Francisco 10 p.m., NBCSN — Dew Tour, City Championships, at San Francisco

Defensive line celebrates strong performance FRANKLIN from page 1B serviceable against Georgia, but his job was simply to control the game and not make a big mistake that would change the momentum of the game. For one play, though, the pressure rested squarely on Mauk’s shoulders. Facing second and nine from the Georgia 32 with less than four minutes remaining, Mauk looked to his left and saw receiver Dorial Green-Beckham pressed at the line of scrimmage with a safety on the hash. He took the snap, looked right to freeze the safety, and then lofted a back shoulder pass to Green-Beckham. The play resulted in a 20-yard completion and set up a short touchdown run by Henry Josey to seal the game. “If I would’ve thrown it a little further, we would’ve had a touchdown,” Mauk said. “But we did what we needed to do.” With Florida coming to Columbia next Saturday, all signs point toward the secondyear player making his first start. He plans on getting plenty of support from Franklin. “I talked to him a little bit (after the game),” Mauk said. “This is James. If you don’t know James, he’s gonna be fine. He’s a strong guy, and the thing is, everybody’s here for him and he knows that. My prayers go out to him, and he’ll be fine.”

The dance The Tigers whooped it up in the locker room after the

final whistle. One of the celebration’s primary features was defensive tackle Marvin Foster. While the fifth-year senior didn’t have a huge impact in the box score, he was in his element on a makeshift dance floor. He showed off his best moves to the delight of his teammates, who egged him on with chants of “Big Marrrrrrrrrvin.” “Big Marv likes to drop it low and get everybody hyped up,” defensive lineman Markus Golden said. The celebration by the defensive line was well deserved. The group made several minor errors — namely, three offsides penalties by Shane Ray — but they hounded Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray and made the defensive play of the game: a strip sack by Ray that Michael Sam ran into the end zone for a 28-10 first-half lead. The Tigers recorded only two sacks on the day, but the second was a drive-snuffing bull rush by Golden in the fourth quarter. “I pulled everybody to the side and said, ‘We’re going to have to win this game. It’s going to come down to the defense,’” Golden said. Murray was on his toes the entire game, and the pressure helped seal the win on the Georgia quarterback’s worst mistake of the day, an underthrown corner route that was intercepted by Randy Ponder to set up Missouri’s final touchdown drive. The win over the Bulldogs gave the Tigers vindication.

“There’s been a lot of games and a lot of teams that we’ve played against that just don’t show us respect,” Ray said. “Even the media doesn’t show us respect. It’s to the point where we don’t really care if people respect us or not. “At the end of the day, we’re gonna come out, we’re gonna play hard-nosed football and we’re gonna execute. Whether you respect us or not after that game, that’s your decision.” Pinkel was eager to discuss the big-picture meaning of the game. “I just think we earned a little more respect,” the coach said. “It went up a couple spots. We learned a lot more about ourselves. “One of the goals of these seniors is to get back to Mizzou’s winning ways. It’s a big deal for them. They came in and inherited a lot of winning. It’s important for them to raise the bar to competing for an SEC championship.”

The call When Pinkel and his Tigers defeated No. 1 Oklahoma three seasons ago, he didn’t leave the stadium until well after midnight. As he drove home, he called his mentor, former Washington coach Don James. “I started thanking him,” Pinkel said. “I’ve been in this business a long time. It was a big win.” But James wasn’t ready to celebrate. “He put a douse on the flame and said, ‘You know what? The

toughest game you’re gonna coach is next week,’” Pinkel recounted. “I didn’t listen to him very well. I got mad at him. I didn’t want to hear that. You kidding me?” The next week, Missouri gave up 24 first-quarter points en route to an embarrassing loss in Nebraska. That experience shifted Pinkel’s mindset, so as his players celebrated in the locker room, he spoke with his captains about staying focused before Florida. “Our toughest game is going to be this week coming up,” Pinkel said. Ray explained the team’s postgame mindset in a way that would’ve made Coach James proud. “Games like this, you win ‘em and some teams get caught up in the hype, the victory and you lose focus on preparing for the team next week,” Ray said. “We’re gonna scratch this. This a great win for us, we’re probably going to do a little celebrating tonight, but tomorrow we’re gonna come in and go back to work. We’ve got to get ready for a good Florida football team.” The team’s likely new starting quarterback didn’t even crack a smile in the postgame press conference. “Tunnel vision,” Maty Mauk said. “Don’t let people get in my head. Ignore everything. I’m going to be focused 100 percent, ready to give it my all for Missouri football.” Greg Bowers is supervising editor: bowersg@missouri.edu, 882-5729.

Trick play highlights Tigers’ offensive confidence TIGERS from page 1B “It’s a great call, because it worked,” Missouri coach Gary Pinkel joked after the game. The Tigers hadn’t scored a single point the entire second half. Georgia was blazing up and down the field on offense, poised to take the lead with one more stalled Missouri drive. The game was starting to resemble the 2012 matchup between the two teams, when Missouri let a late lead slip away in a lopsided loss. Missouri’s streak of road losses to top-10 teams, which dated to 1981 before Saturday’s win, seemed to have life. And those saying Missouri couldn’t compete in the Southeastern Conference were patting themselves on the back. Instead of rolling over when the game was unraveling in rapid fashion, Missouri

silenced the rowdy Bulldog fans with one play, improving its record to 6-0, 2-0 in the SEC, and thrusted itself right into the thick of the race for a division title in the SEC East. “We’ve been tested by fire now,” senior guard Max Copeland said. “You can only have that stuff revealed in this kind of situations. You can practice and you can train so much, but it’s these kinds of moments when you’re tested.” The win didn’t come without loss, though. As Missouri players jogged off the field, an emptying crowd around them, Franklin trailed behind. Wearing a sling on his separated right throwing shoulder, Missouri’s quarterback could barley pick his head up to look at the Tiger fans greeting the team at the tunnel. All he could muster was a thumbsup toward the crowd as he disappeared into the locker room, a grimace on his face,

not knowing when he would play again. Missouri also lost cornerback E.J. Gaines to a quad injury. Pinkel would not speculate on the severity of either injury after the game. “When somebody gets hurt, we know we have to plug the next guy in and keep moving,” defensive end Kony Ealy said. With Missouri ready to take its celebration from the field to the locker room, the last of the Georgia fans in the stands hurled inaudible insults toward Missouri’s players as they trotted of the field, laughing and smiling. The fans’ faces grew redder as they attempted to be heard over the sound of the band. Ealy had a simple response. He placed his helmet on the field, put his hands in the shape of a “W” and pointed them at the crowd, not saying a word, just smiling. The Tigers couldn’t help but

enjoy the win and relish in the success they’ve had thus far in 2013. The visiting locker room became a site for jubilation as Missouri’s players filled the surrounding area with sounds of shouting and laughter. With a home game against Florida on the horizon, the work is far from over, but Missouri finally had its first major win its new conference, and it felt good. That’s why Washington, who finished with 115 receiving yards and two touchdowns, including the crucial score in the fourth quarter, leaned back while running off the field and let out the frustration that has been building in the Missouri locker room since last season. “Tell me that win ain’t good enough!” Washington shouted. Nobody could. Greg Bowers is supervising editor: bowersg@missouri.edu, 882-5729.


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