Missouri football defeats Vanderbilt 51-28
Saturday, October 5, 2013 | 10:05 p.m. CDT;
updated 11:52 p.m. CDT, Saturday, October 5, 2013
NASHVILLE — Missouri's offense ran Vanderbilt out of its own stadium 51-28 in the Tigers' first SEC game of the season.
James Franklin and company scored on eight of their first nine drives, the only smudge on that near-perfect line a kneel-down to end the first half. The Tigers quarterback finished with 341 total yards and four touchdowns, while his offense racked up 523 net yards.
Missouri (5-0) gave up four touchdowns on defense, but the pass rush made a big impact for the second week in a row. Defensive end Michael Sam accounted for three of the team's seven sacks, and an early Kentrell Brothers interception helped the Tigers build a 17-0 lead halfway through the first quarter.
The team travels to Athens, Ga. next Saturday for a game against the Georgia Bulldogs (4-1). Kickoff is 11 a.m. CT.
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