Missouri notebook

Missouri’s Sam is SEC defensive lineman of the week; Georgia game time announced

Updated: 2013-09-30T17:33:13Z


The Kansas City Star

For the third consecutive game and the third time in four weeks, a Missouri player is the Southeastern Conference defensive lineman of the week.

Senior defensive end Michael Sam received the honor this week after he had three sacks and a forced fumble Saturday during Missouri’s 41-19 win against Arkansas State.

Sam, who has 12 1/2 career sacks, set a career high for a single game also matches the NCAA single-game high for sacks in a game this season.

He’s averaging 1.8 tackles for a loss, which leads the SEC and is tied for eighth in the nation.

Sam has seven tackles for a loss among his 17 tackles this season, which ties the career high he set as a redshirt freshman and again last year.

Fellow defensive ends Markus Golden and Kony Ealy won the weekly conference award earlier in the season for interception return touchdowns against Toledo and Indiana, respectively.

Game time announced

ESPN will televise Missouri’s SEC game Oct. 12 at Georgia. The conference announced an 11 a.m. kickoff for the game on Monday.

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