Through all the ups and downs the past couple years, Missouri football had one constant: Drew Lock.
Lock burst onto the national radar last season after passing for an SEC-record 44 touchdowns en route to a Texas Bowl appearance for Mizzou. Many wondered how he would follow it up this season after making the decision to return to school and play for new offensive coordinator Derek Dooley, and while he didn’t get to the 40 touchdown mark again, he was good enough to get most of his career passing numbers into the top five of the SEC all-time.
Lock went 16-25 for 221 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Missouri’s 38-0 romp over the Razorbacks Friday afternoon in Columbia, he also rushed for two touchdowns, giving him four on the day. Lock was removed midway through a fourth quarter drive to a rousing ovation from the Mizzou faithful.
Drew Lock leaves the field at home, one final time. pic.twitter.com/07jTx66Bwx— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 23, 2018
Aside from that nice moment, this game was nothing more than a dominant performance by the Tigers in their first shutout since 2010. Arkansas falls to 2-10, their first 10-loss season in school history. It was the first year under a new head coach and things will undoubtedly get better for them, but this entire season was a tough pill to swallow for Razorback fans.
Jordan Elliott is a name for Tigers fans to watch going forward. He had three sacks in the victory and will be one of Missouri’s biggest returning pieces next season. For now, the Tigers await their bowl game location for the second straight year.