Brothers once again led the way for another sterling defensive performance by Mizzou, in the Tigers’ 27-20 win at Arkansas State Saturday evening. Brothers tied a career-high with 16 tackles for the second straight week to go along with a career-best two interceptions. His tackle total ties for the fourth-best performance during the Gary Pinkel era.
Both of Brothers’ interceptions came in the 4th quarter as Mizzou held on for the win. The first came on a play over the middle where he simply wrestled the ball away from an ASU receiver who appeared to be in the process of securing the reception, only to have Brothers snatch it away.
Mizzou’s defense was instrumental in the win at ASU, as the Tigers allowed just 217 yards of offense overall, a week after ASU gained over 400 yards at Southern Cal. The Tigers allowed a miniscule 39 yards of total offense on 29 plays in the second half, which allowed the MU offense to find its footing and overcome a 17-10 halftime deficit.
Brothers leads the nation thru 2 games with his 16.0 tackles per game. He has 62 tackles over his last five games (12.4 avg.).