Missouri was able to put points on the board in two different drives, thanks to kicker Andrew Baggett, who successfully made field goals from 31 and 28 yards. Offensively, the Missouri running game starred in the first quarter. As a group, the Tigers accounted for 78 yards of offense in 11 carries.
However, the Commodores pinned the Tigers back at their own 2 yard line late in the first quarter and were unable to pick up any yardage. The Tigers then were set to punt out of their own end zone, but the ball went through the hands of the punter and out of bounds, giving the Commodores a safety.
Otherwise, the Tigers defense has been stout against the Commodores passing and running attacks, allowing just 1.2 yards per carry on the ground. In addition, Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers has completed just three of his six passes for a mere 17 yards.