Mizzou Football junior defensive lineman Markus Golden (St. Louis, Mo.) has been named the Southeastern Conference's Defensive Lineman of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. Golden made a crucial play in Mizzou's 38-23 win over Toledo on Saturday, intercepting a Rocket pass and returning it 70 yards for a touchdown.
Golden's big pick-six started Mizzou's scoring in the second half, putting the Tigers up 24-9 with 11:40 left in the third quarter. A strong upfield rush and pressure from Golden put him in position to make the snag when Toledo quarterback Terrance Owens lost control of the football while attempting a pass.
Golden snatched the ball out of the air while he pushed Owens out of the way, allowing him open space to race 70 yards the other way for the score.
Mizzou (2-0) has an off week before returning to action at Indiana on Sept. 21 (7 p.m., BTN).
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