COLUMBIA, Mo. – Connor Bazelak squeezed a full day of manufacturing into one half Saturday as he led Missouri to a 59-28 victory over Southeast Missouri.
Bazelak accomplished 21 of 30 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns for the Tigers (2-1). He unfold the ball to 10 receivers and related on a 46-yard landing cross to D’onte Smith and a 52-yard TD cross to Chance Luper.
Missouri working again Tyler Badie entered the sport because the nationwide chief in yards from scrimmage with 392. He performed sparingly Saturday towards an overmatched FCS opponent, however he made essentially the most of his restricted possibilities, dashing 9 instances for 81 yards and two touchdowns and catching two passes for 14 yards and one other rating.
Missouri constructed a 38-0 halftime lead. Within the second half, Brady Cook and Tyler Macon performed quarterback for the Tigers. On his first profession cross try, Macon related with JJ Hester down the center on a 65-yard landing.
Southeast Missouri: The Redhawks misplaced main receiver Aaron Alston when he was known as for focusing on within the first quarter. Alston hit Missouri punt returner Smith with the crown of his helmet. The SEMO passing sport, which had struggled towards FCS opponents the primary two weeks of the season, could not afford to lose its finest weapon towards an FBS opponent.
Missouri: After permitting a mixed 604 dashing yards to Central Michigan and Kentucky within the first two video games of the season, the Tigers’ protection wanted a confidence-builder – if not a hug – towards SEMO. Missouri gave up simply 56 dashing yards within the first half whereas the starters had been enjoying. However the reserves struggled mightily, permitting 238 dashing yards within the second half and never even touching Q’Nairies Anderson on a 75-yard landing run late within the fourth quarter.
Missouri: The Tigers go to Boston School subsequent Saturday.
Southeast Missouri: The Redhawks open Ohio Valley Convention play at residence towards Tennessee State subsequent Saturday.