Maty Mauk Suspended for Rest of Season by Missouri Tigers


Missouri Tigers QB Maty Mauk has been suspended for the rest of 2015 “for disciplinary reasons”, according to reports from St. Louis Post-Dispatch‘s Dave Matter. This comes mere days after the team reinstated Mauk after an initial four-game suspension. Mauk participated in practice this week, but Missouri Head Coach Gary Pinkel was silent on Mauk’s playing status for this week’s game against Mississippi State.

With Mauk’s suspension, the reins continue to rest in Drew Lock‘s hands. Lock began his stint as starting quarterback with a win against South Carolina, but has not garnered a win since then. The Missouri Tigers offense was abysmal under Lock’s care; the Tigers have not scored a touchdown in three games.

Upon his reinstatement on Sunday, many expressed hope that Mauk would pump new life into the Missouri offense; in Mauk’s time at the helm this season, the offense had some life. Mauk was able to consistently put points on the board, which Lock has, as of yet, failed to do. Mauk had a 112.5 player efficiency rating, compared to Lock’s 95.4. Under Lock’s tenure, the offense has also tanked to among the worst in the nation.

It remains to be seen if Lock can pull things back together. The Tigers’ offense is his, without question. What Lock needs to now prove is that he can lead the offense to victory despite its many deficiencies.

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