The Missouri Tigers defense has been the reason why they are leading 17-7 over the Arizona St. Sun Devils at the half. In the first quarter Kip Edwards intercepted Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly, and that pick set up the first touchdown for Missouri.
The Missouri offense has struggled some since starting quarterback James Franklin is out with a shoulder injury, and he has been replaced by freshman Corbin Berkstresser who has not played all that well. At the half he has completed 10-of-18 passes, but has only 68 yards plus he has an interception as well.
Berkstresser is a mobile quarterback as he has rushed the ball 12 times for 26 yards, and he scored the teams first touchdown on an 11-yard run.
The other Missouri touchdown came on a 7-yard run by Kendial Lawrence on a short four-play, 18-yard drive which was set up by a 48 yard punt return.
Arizona State did get on the board late in the second half when Kelly connected with running back D.J. Foster for a 33-yard touchdown pass.