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Mauk Named SEC Freshman Player of the Week

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Maty Mauk of the Missouri Tigers attempts a pass against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the first half on October 26, 2013 at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri.  (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Maty Mauk of the Missouri Tigers attempts a pass against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the first half on October 26, 2013 at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

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Tiger QB matched school record with five touchdown throws in 48-17 win at Kentucky

Mizzou Football redshirt freshman QB Maty Mauk (Kenton, Ohio) has been named the Southeastern Conference’s Freshman Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. The honor is the third of Mauk’s debut season in the Tigers’ lineup, playing in relief of injured senior co-captain QB James Franklin (Corinth, Texas).

Mauk continued his high level of play in the 48-17 win at Kentucky, matching a feat only accomplished by all-time Mizzou great Chase Daniel. Mauk threw five touchdown passes against the Wildcats to match Daniel’s four five-TD pass games from his career (2005-08). The Tiger QB completed 17-of-28 passes (60.7 pct.) for 203 yards and helped sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham (Springfield, Mo.) set the school record for touchdown catches in a game with his four.

Mauk’s recognition is the 10th SEC honor for a Mizzou player in 2013, continuing to reset Mizzou’s best for conference honors in a season. Head coach Gary Pinkel’s 2007 squad brought home a total of eight individual honors.

The third honor for Mauk matches senior DE Michael Sam (Hitchcock, Texas) for the team-high in league honors this season. The two Tigers’ trio of honors are the first of their kind since 2007, when former Mizzou and current Kansas City Chiefs QB Chase Daniel was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week three times during the 2007 season (Oct. 8, Nov. 5, Nov. 26).

No. 9 Mizzou (9-1, 5-1) heads into an off week before a road trip to Ole Miss on Saturday, Nov. 23. The Tigers then close the regular season at home with Texas A&M on Nov. 30. Ticket information is available at MUTigers.com.

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