Missouri raced to an early and never looked back in a 62-10 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday night at Faurot Field in Columbia, MO.
The Tigers jumped to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to two defensive touchdowns and a Kendial Lawrence 76-yard rushing touchdown. Zaviar Gooden had a 20-yard interception return and Michael Sam had a 7-yard fumble return to score, giving the Tigers an easy stranglehold over the Lions just eight minutes into the game.
Lawrence would add a 1-yard run in the third quarter and Marcus Murphy would add two second-half punt returns for touchdowns, as Missouri extended their lead to 62-3 before SE Louisiana scored again with just 2:32 remaining in the game.
The Tigers would put up 261 yards on 36 carries, with QB James Franklin 13-of-21 for 131 yards and one touchdown. Missouri outgained SE Louisiana 452-223 in the game, forcing four turnovers and holding the Lions to just 1.7 yardds per rush in the game.
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