Missouri Notebook

Cornerback E.J. Gaines out of the Missouri lineup again

Updated: 2013-10-27T05:22:57Z

Gaines out again

Senior cornerback E.J. Gaines missed a second consecutive game because of a strained right quad.

Gaines, a Fort Osage graduate, was injured during the second quarter of Missouri’s win Oct. 12 at Georgia. He was among the team’s leading tacklers at the time of his injury.

Redshirt freshman John Gibson, who split playing time with freshman Aarion Penton in Gaines’ place, picked off a Dylan Thompson pass and recorded two tackles.

Penton had an interception and three tackles, including one for a loss in the win against Florida.

• For the second straight season, Missouri left tackle Justin Britt held his own against South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, the presumptive No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick.

Clowney had five tackles, including one for a loss. He also broke up a pass and recorded a quarterback hurry, but other than that was largely silent.

“I think I did fine,” Britt said. “I had a good and didn’t let him get a sack.”

• Mizzou held Gamecocks running back Mike Davis to 51 yards and forced him to fumble twice, including once inside the MU 5. But Davis still played a crucial role in South Carolina’s rally from a 17-0 deficit with 10 catches for 99 yards.

| Tod Palmer, tpalmer@kcstar.com

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