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We examine who's stock is rising and who's is falling in week two of our feature, Three Up, Three Down.

Three Up:

uparrowgHenry Josey - FR. - RB

Any time a player runs for 112 yards and three touchdowns on just seven carries, their stock is rising. Josey now has eight carries for 122 yards in his collegiate career. Think he’s deserving of more carries? Oh yeah, on Sunday Gary Pinkel said he thinks Josey is faster than Jeremy Maclin.

uparrowgAndrew Wilson - FR. - LB

With Luke Lambert and Will Ebner out of the lineup, Wilson, a redshirt freshmen slid over to the middle linebacker position and made his first career start. He made seven tackles, second most on the team. On Monday, Pinkel raved about Wilson’s effort.

“I thought Andrew Wilson did an exceptional job,” Pinkel said. He’s got a great future here.”

If it’s good enough for Coach Pinkel, it’s good enough to land you on our list.

uparrowgMichael Sam - FR. - DE

Against Illinois, Sam played well but ended up with one quarterback hurry as his only mark on the stat sheet. Safe to say he made his presence felt on Saturday. Sam was Missouri’s most productive defensive lineman, recording six tackles, 1.5 for loss, a sack, a forced fumble that resulted in a safety, and a blocked punt. As Gary Pinkel said on Monday, the second string d-ends are “closing the gap,” on the starters.

Three Down:

Defensive tackles:

It’s not that Terrell Resonno and Dominique Hamilton are playing poorly, but as the four defensive end, “candy,” formation continues to be successful, the defensive tackles are seeing fewer snaps.

“They’re starting to get a little frustrated with it,” Michael Sam joked on Monday. “If someone stops (the candy formation), I’m sure we’ll stop using it, bur right now I don’t think anyone can stop it,” he said.

That’s not exactly music to the ears of Missouri defensive tackles looking for playing time.

PA Announcer:

This is a stretch here, but when Mizzou wins by 44 points and played as well as they did, I’m having trouble saying anyone’s stock is falling and keeping a straight face. New PA announcer Randy Moehlman was a little off on Saturday. Most notably were the player introductions. His announcements were not at all in sync with what player’s picture was being shown on the video screen. Maybe I’m being picky, but I thought his “First down, M-I-Z’s” sounded a bit corny as well.

Opposing QB’s:

Again, this Three Up, Three Down feature is supposed to be for Mizzou players but I couldn’t think of anyone to fill this space. We’ve gotten used to the Mizzou defense making any quarterback look like an All-American over past few years. Not so, through this season’s first two games. Opposing quarterbacks have combined to go just 30 of 54 for 261 yards, two touchdowns and six interceptions against the Tigers. However, Mizzou will get a better test this week against San Diego State’s Ryan Lindley. He enters this week’s contest averaging 311 yards a game.