Mizzou football dominated Miami (OH) and walked away with a 4-0 record from non-conference play.
Here are the key stats.
Blaine Gabbert exits early. Gabbert didn't have the monster day we were expecting but he didn't have to with Mizzou's running game. He ends the day completing 15-of-21 passes for 187 yards. QB James Franklin replaced him.
Mizzou's running backs go on display. Mizzou had a rushing touchdown from four different running backs (and QB Blaine Gabbert). They spread the ball around very well. Backs had yards of 63, 54, 48, 39 and 20 while no one had ten carries.
Scoring quickly. By the middle of the first quarter, it was 14-0 and Mizzou looked to be cruising. This game was never in doubt thanks to Carl Gettis' early touchdown. On Miami's first play from scrimmage, they completed a pass, only to see a fumble, which was picked up by Gettis for a 19-yard touchdown. Eight seconds had passed in the game.
PAT streak is broken. The biggest loss from this game is that Mizzou PAT streak ended. Entering the game, they had 248 consecutive PATs made. They scored four touchdowns -- and hit four PATs -- bringing the total to 252. The NCAA record is 262. And, of course, Mizzou missed it. What a let down.
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