Missouri football defeats Toledo 38-23

Saturday, September 7, 2013 | 5:57 p.m. CDT; updated 8:45 p.m. CDT, Saturday, September 7, 2013
The Missouri Tigers defeated the Toledo Rockets 38-23 on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

COLUMBIA — Missouri football defeated Toledo 38-23 on Saturday at Faurot Field.

While the Toledo Rockets put up 387 total yards of offense, they couldn’t quite keep pace with James Franklin and the Tigers, who poured in four touchdowns to complement Markus Golden’s 70-yard interception return for touchdown in the third quarter.

Franklin finished with 289 total yards — 212 through the air and an extra 77 on the ground. His only score was nine-yard fade route to Dorial Green-Beckham in the second quarter, but Franklin’s passing and running helped set up three short touchdowns on the ground.

Senior captain and middle linebacker Andrew Wilson was Missouri’s first victim of the new “targeting” rule in 2013. He hit a Toledo receiver in the head with his forearm in the third quarter and was ejected. Per the new rule, he will be suspended for the first half of Missouri’s next game, a Sept. 21 contest at Indiana.

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