PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri leads 42-0 at halftime against Western Illinois

Saturday, September 17, 2011 | 9:53 p.m. CDT; updated 10:33 p.m. CDT, Saturday, September 17, 2011
Players run out of the tunnel at Faurot Field before they face off against the Western Illinois Leathernecks on Saturday. The pink socks, wristbands and tape worn by the players are to raise awareness for breast cancer.

COLUMBIA — Henry Josey’s 263 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries led an explosive Missouri offense to a 42-0 halftime lead over Western Illinois.

Josey's performance in the first half put him fourth on Missouri's single-game rushing record list.

Tigers out-gained the Leathernecks 476-50 overall in the half. The Leathernecks' only first down of the half came 34 seconds into the second quarter.



Missouri defensive back Trey Hobson hits Western Illinois quaterback Josh Hudson after Hudson ran to the ball.
From left, Daniel Bailey,"O," Adam Zeller, "T," Steven Fitzgerald, "Paw," and Jared Jeffries, "F," cheer on the opening Missouri kickoff, Western Illinois game at Faurot Field on Saturday.
Missouri's No. 20 Henry Josey scores the first touchdown of the game. By halftime, the Tigers were leading the Western Illinois Leathernecks 42-0.
Western Illinois' Larry Patterson goes airborne during his 24-yard kickoff return after MU's third touchdown in the first quarter.
Tailback Henry Josey carries the ball in the first quarter for a big gain as defensive back Tyler West pushes him out of bounds during the Missouri and Western Illinois' game.
Missouri Wes Kemp catches a touchdown pass at the end of the second quarter, making score 34-0.
From left Megan Cunningham, Josh Guyette and Stacy DiLullo greet friends on the cheer leading team. The three of them used to cheer, and knew most of the cheerleaders on the field.

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