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Tigers Win Conference Opener

Posted by willp on October 6, 2013

The Missouri Tigers stayed undefeated with a 51-28 win to open up conference play at Vanderbilt.

Missouri scored on its first six possessions of the first half, with three touchdowns and three field goals, one set up off a Kentrell Brothers interception, marking the 35th straight game the Mizzou defense forced a turnover.

James Franklin threw for four touchdowns, and Henry Josey ran for two more as Missouri took a 30-7 lead at half and continued comfortably ahead in the second half.

The Tigers avenged a 2012 loss to the Commodores, falling 19-15 at home last season. Mizzou goes into the week ranked in the Top 25 for the first time since September of 2011.

Mizzou will face the Georgia Bulldogs at 11 AM Saturday, with coverage on KTGR featuring Tiger Gameday beginning at 8 AM.

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