Missouri suspends starting QB Maty Mauk for disciplinary reasons

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LEXINGTON, KY - SEPTEMBER 26: Maty Mauk #7 of the Missouri Tigers passes against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
LEXINGTON, KY - SEPTEMBER 26: Maty Mauk #7 of the Missouri Tigers passes against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Missouri starting quarterback Maty Mauk has been suspended for Saturday’s game against South Carolina for disciplinary reasons, according to a release from the school.

Offensive tackle Malik Cuellar, a junior college transfer, also is suspended.

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The release did not elaborate on the reason for the suspension and said both players’ statuses would be evaluated going forward.

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According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the suspension is not related to a legal matter.

Mauk started the Tigers' first four games of the season, completing just 51.8 percent of his passes for 654 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. Mauk also rushed for 145 yards and a score.

Cuellar played in the season opener against Southeast Missouri, but hasn’t played since.

With Mauk out, freshman Drew Lock, who has appeared in all four games, likely will get the first start of his career. Lock has completed 15 of 25 passes for 225 yards, a touchdown and an interception.

For more Missouri news, visit PowerMizzou.com.

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