Missouri overpowers UNC in Independence Bowl
Shreveport, LA (Sports Network) - James Franklin ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, leading Missouri to a 41-24 win over North Carolina in Monday's Independence Bowl.
Franklin finished with 142 yards on the ground and 132 through the air for the Tigers (8-5), who used 31 straight first-half points to grab a decisive advantage. They recorded four straight wins to close the season, their last in the Big 12 before a move to the SEC.
Bryn Renner threw for 317 yards, three touchdowns and an interception for the Tar Heels (7-6), while Jheranie Boyd caught three passes for 95 yards and a score.continue>>