Suspended Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk was apparently looking at tweets posted during Missouri's 21-3 loss to Florida on Saturday night.
Mauk's account favorited two tweets that were pointing fun at Mizzou fans who wanted Mauk replaced with backup quarterback Drew Lock and another that was praising Lock early in the game.
Lock, a true freshman, struggled mightily against Florida's defense. Missouri was 1-14 on third down and Lock was 16-39 for 151 yards and two interceptions.
Mauk was suspended indefinitely before Missouri's Week 5 game against South Carolina for unspecified reasons. Mizzou's offense got boos in a 9-6 Week 3 win over UConn at home and after the game Mauk said this about the boos.
“It’s whatever, honestly,” he said. “If that’s how they feel, that’s how they feel. I’m not going to worry about them. That’s why they’re up in the stands and I’m down on the field."
Lock, who had been getting various series in Missouri's first four games, became the starting quarterback and was efficient, if not basic, in Missouri's win over the Gamecocks.
Mauk, a junior, was Missouri's quarterback in 2014 and was in a similar situation to Lock in 2013. He replaced QB James Franklin after Franklin was injured and when Franklin returned (and didn't play exceptionally well), fans clamored for Mauk to see more playing time.
Before he was suspended, Mauk was 57-110 passing for 654 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. He was 221-414 passing for 2,648 yards, 25 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 2014.
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