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Maty Mauk has 4 TD passes and No. 20 Missouri tops Central Florida 38-10

  • Missouri's Josh Augusta, center, pulls down an interception in a crowd of players during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Central Florida, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

    Missouri's Josh Augusta, center, pulls down an interception in a crowd of players during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Central Florida, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Missouri wide receiver Bud Sasser, center, celebrates with teammates Jimmie Hunt, left, and Sean Culkin, right, after Sasser scored on a 21-yard reception during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Central Florida, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

    Missouri wide receiver Bud Sasser, center, celebrates with teammates Jimmie Hunt, left, and Sean Culkin, right, after Sasser scored on a 21-yard reception during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Central Florida, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Missouri running back Marcus Murphy, right, runs around Central Florida's Clayton Geathers, left, during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. Missouri won the game 38-10. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

    Missouri running back Marcus Murphy, right, runs around Central Florida's Clayton Geathers, left, during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. Missouri won the game 38-10. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)  (The Associated Press)

Maty Mauk threw four touchdown passes, two each to Jimmie Hunt and Bud Sasser, and passed for 144 yards to lead No. 20 Missouri past Central Florida 38-10 on Saturday.

The Tigers (3-0) led 14-10 at halftime before pulling away from the Knights (0-2), who had won their past two games against ranked teams.

Quarterback Justin Holman threw for 209 yards and one touchdown in his first career start for Central Florida, which only had 134 yards in the second half. Missouri had five sacks and forced four turnovers in the final 30 minutes.

Mauk entered the day tied for first nationally with eight passing touchdowns, and said this week that he likes to think aggressively on the field, even though sometimes it can be to the Tigers' detriment.