Missouri overpowers UNC in Independence Bowl

James Franklin ran for two touchdowns and 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.