COLUMBIA, Mo. South Carolina will be facing Missouri on Saturday with the Tigers down two players, including starting quarterback Maty Mauk.
Mauk, a junior, and junior offensive lineman Malik Cuellar have been suspended “for disciplinary reasons related to violation of team policies.” Their status will be evaluated after Missouri plays South Carolina, according to a statement from the university.
Mauk has started all four games on the season and is 57-of-110 passing for 654 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. Mauk is second on the team in rushing with 145 yards.
True freshman quarterback Drew Lock and sophomore Eddie Printz are listed as Mauk’s backups on the depth chart. Lock, a pro-style passer, is the presumed starter, according to various media reports.
The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Lock, who is from Lee’s Summit, Mo., has played in all four games and is 15-of-25 passing with one touchdown and one interception. He was a four-star prospect and the No. 1 instate prospect in Missouri for 2015.
In two starts vs. USC in 2013 and 2014, Mauk combined to go 22-of-59 passing for 381 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He was sacked twice in each game.
Cuellar is listed as the backup left tackle on the school’s latest depth chart.
Police investigate Georgia WR McKenzie
Georgia wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie is being investigated by police for allegedly making a terroristic threat in a confrontation at a restaurant on Monday night. It remains to be seen if he will be subjected to any disciplinary action before Saturday’s game against Alabama.
“That’s Mark (Richt’s) call,” Georgia Athletic Director Greg McGarity said. “Mark Richt will say something at the appropriate time, if there’s anything to say.”
According to an Athens-Clarke County police incident report, McKenzie is accused of “making terroristic threats” to a female complainant at a Chili’s restaurant Monday night. A woman named Maya Labat claims McKenzie told her “he was going to call some friends and they were going to come out and he was going to kill her,” according to the report.
However, officers interviewed witnesses at the scene, saw no reason to arrest McKenzie and no charges were filed. The incident remains under investigation, police said.
It appears McKenzie was among those interviewed at the scene. Also listed as witnesses are McKenzie’s teammates Dominick Sanders, Terry Godwin, D'Andre Walker and Jarvis Wilson.
Labat is the daughter of Patrick L. Labat, the chief of City of Atlanta’s Department of Corrections.
McKenzie is Georgia’s leading kickoff and punt returner and fourth-leading receiver (five catches, 89 yards). The 5-foot-8, 170-pound sophomore from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., tied a school record with three kick returns for touchdowns in 2014.