University of Missouri football student-athlete Darius Robinson received the Southeastern Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week honor for the second time this season, as announced by the league office on Monday.
Robinson previously earned this distinction on October 16. In the game against No. 13 Tennessee on November 11, Mizzou secured a dominant 36-7 victory, with the defense delivering a standout performance. In the second half, the defense held Tennessee scoreless, forcing four punts and generating two fourth-quarter turnovers that translated into touchdowns. Additionally, the defense successfully defended against a missed 41-yard field goal attempt by Tennessee on their final possession. Robinson contributed significantly to the defensive effort by recording a sack for the sixth consecutive game, bringing his season total to 6.5 sacks. In the game against the Vols, he also registered two tackles and a quarterback hurry.
The Tigers’ defense limited one of the nation’s most explosive offenses to just seven points, marking the Vols’ lowest scoring output in the Josh Heupel era. This game also represented the fewest points allowed by the Tigers since shutting out Vanderbilt in 2020. Furthermore, Tennessee was held to under 83 rushing yards, marking the first time they were held below 100 yards since their 2022 matchup with Georgia and their lowest total overall since 2021 against UGA.
Looking ahead, the Tigers will conclude their home schedule by hosting the Florida Gators on Saturday, November 18, at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field. The game is scheduled to kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT and will be televised by ESPN.