Neither player will be available for Missouri’s game Saturday against South Carolina. The statement said “their status going forward will be evaluated after the game”.
USC takes on Missouri at 12 P.M. Eastern at Faurot Field. Backup left tackle Malik Cuellar will also be suspended for disciplinary reasons.
In the email, Moller wrote the team chose to close off Tuesday practices “due to a general lack of interest … and also for the best competitive interests of the football program”. Mauk’s father, Mike Mauk, underwent cancer surgery on Monday and Mauk was expected to spend the day with his family in Springfield, Mo.
Maty Mauk #7 of the Missouri Tigers passes against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth … Lock has passed for 225 yards and one touchdown with one interception in limited time. His suspension would appear to elevate true freshman Drew Lock into the starting QB role. Through four games this season the junior has 654 passing yards, 6 TD passes and 4 interceptions.
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