Missouri at Vanderbilt

Missouri cruises in SEC debut at Vanderbilt, 51-28

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) James Franklin threw for four touchdowns and Missouri squashed any doubts about its early season schedule with a 51-28 victory at Vanderbilt Saturday.

The Tigers moved to 5-0 and opened conference play without missing a beat in the program's first trip to Nashville as a member of the SEC.

Franklin guided Missouri on scoring drives on the first six possessions and finished 19-for-28 for 278 yards.

Vanderbilt (3-3, 0-3 SEC) managed to move the ball in the third quarter, the Tigers answered each score.

Henry Josey added two touchdown runs for the Tigers, who recorded 523 yards of total offense.

Vanderbilt wideout Jordan Matthews was held to two catches and eight yards in the first half, but finished with 123 yards receiving and a touchdown to set a school record in both categories.

The 51 points was the most scored against a Vanderbilt team since Florida scored 55 in 2009.

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Scoring Summary
MIZZOUL'Damian Washington 26 yd pass from James Franklin (Andrew Baggett kick)
MIZZOUAndrew Baggett 44 yd FG
MIZZOUEric Waters 11 yd pass from James Franklin (Andrew Baggett kick)
MIZZOUAndrew Baggett 29 yd FG
VANDYWesley Tate 2 yd run (Carey Spear kick)
MIZZOUHenry Josey 5 yd run (Andrew Baggett kick)
MIZZOUAndrew Baggett 41 yd FG
VANDYJordan Matthews 26 yd pass from Austyn Carta-Samuels (Carey Spear kick)
MIZZOUHenry Josey 1 yd run (Andrew Baggett kick)
VANDYAustyn Carta-Samuels 2 yd run (Carey Spear kick)
MIZZOUMarcus Lucas 15 yd pass from James Franklin (Andrew Baggett kick)
VANDYJonathan Krause 35 yd pass from Austyn Carta-Samuels (Carey Spear kick)
MIZZOUL'Damian Washington 42 yd pass from James Franklin (Andrew Baggett kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2927
Third Down Efficiency4-115-14
Fourth Down Efficiency2-32-4
Plays-Net Yards71-52379-468
Passing Yds278338
Kick Return Yds075
Punt Return Yds300
Time of Poss.29:5830:2
Individual Stats
MIZZOU: Henry Josey 14-69, Marcus Murphy 4-69, James Franklin 12-63, Russell Hansbrough 9-44, Morgan Steward 3-1, Team 1--1
VANDY: Jerron Seymour 12-65, Wesley Tate 7-27, Brian Kimbrow 1-25, Austyn Carta-Samuels 18-13
MIZZOU: James Franklin 19-28-278-0
VANDY: Austyn Carta-Samuels 29-41-338-1
MIZZOU: Marcus Lucas 6-60, L'Damian Washington 3-86, Eric Waters 3-39, Jimmie Hunt 3-35, Dorial Green-Beckham 2-30, Bud Sasser 2-28
VANDY: Jordan Matthews 7-123, Wesley Tate 6-57, Jonathan Krause 5-81, Kris Kentera 5-39, Jerron Seymour 5-31, Brian Kimbrow 1-7
Missouri7th SEC East2-64-8
Vanderbilt5th SEC East3-56-7

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