Missouri QB Mauk suspended for Saturday’s game against South Carolina

Maty Mauk, who has started 18 consecutive games for Missouri at quarterback, has been suspended for Saturday’s contest against USC. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk has been suspended for Saturday’s game against South Carolina for disciplinary reasons related to a violation of team policies, the school announced Tuesday.

Head football coach Gary Pinkel also suspended junior offensive lineman Malik Cuellar, the Tigers’ backup left tackle, for the same reason. “Their status going forward will be evaluated after the game,” the school said in a release.

Mauk has completed 57 of 110 passing attempts this season with six touchdowns and four interceptions for the Tigers (3-1, 0-1 SEC). The junior has made 18 consecutive starts, including a 21-20 victory at South Carolina last season.

Missouri’s backup quarterback is true freshman Drew Lock, who has played in all four games this season, completing 15 of 25 attempts for 225 yards and one touchdown, with one interception. The majority of Lock’s statistics were compiled in a season-opening 34-3 victory over Southeast Missouri.

The Tigers are coming off a 21-13 loss at Kentucky, which ended an 11-game road winning streak dating back to the 2012 season.