Missouri seems to have the weekly Southeastern Conference defensive lineman of the week award on lockdown.
By TOD PALMER
The Kansas City Star
Tigers senior Michael Sam won the award Monday for the second consecutive week and is Missouri’s fourth winner this season.
Sam notched three sacks for the second consecutive game Saturday during a 51-28 win at Vanderbilt. He finished with five total tackles.
Of the 16 three-sack games in the NCAA this season, Sam is the only player to own two such games. He leads the SEC in sacks (six) and tackles for a loss (10).
Sam is the first Missouri defensive player to win a weekly conference award twice in the same season since safety Pig Brown won the Big 12 defensive player of the week twice in 2007.
The only game in which the Tigers didn’t produce the SEC defensive lineman of the week was the season opener Aug. 31. Markus Golden won the award against Toledo and Kony Ealy won it against Indiana before Sam’s back-to-back wins.
MU-Florida game to air on KSMO in KC area
Despite a glossy 5-0 record, CBS and ESPN passed over Missouri’s home game against Florida on Oct. 19. The game will kick off at 11:21 a.m. and will be broadcast on KSMO (Channel 62) in the Kansas City area.
CBS selected Georgia at Vanderbilt and Auburn at Texas A&M, while South Carolina at Tennessee landed on ESPN in the morning with Arkansas at Alabama and LSU on Mississippi on ESPN or ESPN 2 in the evening.
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