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“We have to work with him,” added Drinkwitz. “I have to trust him when he’s wrong. I want it for him so much that I try to say, ‘Okay, well, if you’re not (completely ready) I’ll get you these (games) and these and these anyway.’ I think I threw it back. “

Banister, a part-time starter and MU’s most trusted third-down threat in recent years, has nine catches for 67 yards and one touchdown. He was constrained by a lower leg injury.

When Banister is unavailable or limited, Chance Luper (11 catches, 139 yards) would be the best option at the slot location. The backups JJ Hester and Boo Smith could also see more time in the rotation.

Slot receiver Ja’Mori Maclin, who missed the first four games with a broken forearm, is not featured in the injury report for the first time this season.

Hea, who shares tight-end duties with Daniel Parker Jr., has eight catches for 49 yards and one touchdown. Cook has missed each of the last two games, making a streak of 22 consecutive starts at the right watch. Connor Wood, a transfer from the state of Montana, has begun in his place. Robinson left the SEMO game two weeks ago with a lower leg injury.


Mizzou’s new indoor practice structure is called the Stephens Indoor Facility, named after the donors Brad and Rachel Stephens. The board of trustees of the UM system unanimously approved the naming rights on Thursday. The Stephens are MU graduates from the 1990s. Brad Stephens recently founded the Dallas-based investment firm Six Columns Capital.

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