Hansbrough has 55-yard TD in Missouri scrimmage

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 21, 2014 at 5:35 pm •  Published: August 21, 2014
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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Russell Hansbrough had a 55-yard scoring run against the second-team defense at a scrimmage that wrapped up Missouri's training camp.

Temperatures in the 90s with high humidity Thursday added to the challenge for the 24th-ranked Tigers, seeking a follow-up to a 12-win season.

"It was great being out in this heat," coach Gary Pinkel said. "It's real important to be out in stuff."

Running backs combined for 208 yards on 23 carries and two touchdowns. Marcus Murphy, who started at wide receiver, had 54 yards on five carries. Freshman Trevon Walters had a 1-yard TD run and Ish Witters had 67 yards on seven carries.

Hansbrough, a junior who replaces Henry Josey as the starter, had the lone TD by the first-team offense.

Quarterback Maty Mauk was just 4 for 11 for 28 yards and lost a fumble returned for a touchdown by linebacker Eric Beisel. Tackle Harold Brantley had two sacks.

"Today we felt like we were moving the ball pretty fast, definitely with our run game," guard Anthony Gatti said. "Little bit of trouble in the pass game, but you know, the running game really stepped up and that was key."

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