(Saturday, September 25th)
Final Score: Missouri 51, Miami-Ohio 13
Columbia, MO (Sports Network) - Five different players scored rushing touchdowns for Missouri, as the Tigers demolished the Miami-Ohio RedHawks, 51-13, in a non-league affair at Faurot Field.
The Tigers (4-0) finished with 236 rushing yards and were led by Kendial Lawrence's 63 yards. Henry Josey, who was one of the five players to score on the ground, added 54 yards on just eight totes. Blaine Gabbert threw for 187 yards and one touchdown in the win.
Zac Dysert completed 20-of-27 passes for Miami-Ohio (2-2), but finished with just 178 yards and was intercepted once. Armand Robinson was the top target for the RedHawks, as the wide out hauled in 10 passes for 99 yards.
The Tigers dominated the first quarter of this matchup, and the first score came from the defense, as Carl Gettis returned a fumble 19 yards for a touchdown.
Missouri added a 39-yard touchdown run by Lawrence, and a 28-yard TD scamper by Josey to push its lead to 21-0.
A third different player added a touchdown run for Missouri, as De'Vion Moore rumbled into the endzone from seven yards out early in the second stanza to give the Tigers a 28-0 advantage.
The RedHawks finally got on the scoreboard midway through the quarter when Trevor Cook connected on a 23-yard field goal. However, Miami-Ohio went into the break on the wrong end of a 28-3 score.
Missouri continued to dominate the RedHawks in the second half, as Blaine Gabbert hit Wes Kemp for a 33-yard scoring strike. Grant Ressel's extra point was unsuccessful, leaving the score at 34-3 in favor of Missouri.
Later in the third frame Ressel redeemed himself for the missed extra point by connecting on a 50-yard field goal.
A one-yard touchdown run by Gabbert pushed Missouri's advantage to 44-3 with over six minutes remaining in the third quarter.
Cook added a 40-yard field goal late in the third frame for Miami-Ohio, but the Tigers answered back immediately with a one-yard touchdown run by Marcus Murphy in the final seconds of the quarter.
The RedHawks added a 12-yard touchdown pass from Austin Boucher to Jamal Rogers, but Miami-Ohio was simply too far behind and eventually fell by a 38- point margin.
09/25 20:07:16 ET