Tannehill's first three touchdown came via the air, as aerial strikes to Michael Lamothe, Cyrus Gray and Ryan Swope have totaled to an 18-24 passing performance for 180 yards. Tannehill's fourth touchdown resulted in a read option score at the goal line from three yards out.
Missouri's offense started out well initially, as two touchdowns from sophomore quarterback James Franklin in the first quarter gave the Tigers a 14-7 lead. Franklin scored on an electric 20-yard run, bulldozing over defensive backs and spinning out of tackles to go over the goal line. Franklin then found Eric Waters down the field for a 42-yard pitch and catch score.
Henry Josey, the Tigers star tailback, has only nine touches thus far for 49 yards (47 rushing, 2 receiving) in the first half. Missouri will receive the ball in the second half.