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Missouri, with a huge 1st quarter, ends 5-game skid

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) In a team meeting Monday, Missouri coach Barry Odom set ablaze scouting reports, game plans and other remnants of a disappointing first half of the season. Five days later, the Tigers started the second half of the season by torching Idaho's secondary.

Missouri ended a five-game losing streak with a 68-21 victory on Faurot Field.

''I think the display in the team meeting room Monday was perfect,'' quarterback Drew Lock said. ''I think we're all buying into the whole second season. Starting off 1-0 is what we needed. I think we can keep building on that. We've got a lot of winnable games coming up, and we just need to believe in it.''

Lock completed 23 of 33 passes for 467 yards and six touchdowns. He fell one touchdown pass short of the school record he set in the season opener. J'Mon Moore caught 11 passes for 174 yards and a touchdown.

The game began ominously for the Tigers (2-5). Armond Hawkins intercepted Lock on the first play, and the Vandals (2-5) proceeded to score on a 7-yard pass from Matt Linehan to Kaden Elliss, a linebacker who moonlights on offense.

''There was a very pointed discussion between our offensive coordinator and him,'' Odom said, referring to Josh Heupel and Lock. ''It would not be G-rated.''

Lock, in his third year starting for a team that hasn't posted a winning record since 2014, said he has developed thick skin.

''I've handled a lot of adversity since I've been here, so throwing a pick on the first play, I've been in a lot worse situations here,'' Lock said.

Missouri responded with five first-quarter touchdowns, including three TD passes from Lock to tight end Albert Okwuegbunam. By halftime, Missouri led 51-14 and had accumulated 465 yards.

Idaho entered the game ranked sixth nationally in pass defense, but it hadn't played a Power 5 conference opponent until Saturday. The Tigers rely on run-pass option plays, and Lock chose the pass option frequently in the first half. The Vandals gave Missouri receivers big cushions - seemingly conceding short passes to prevent big plays - but Lock still connected on a 45-yard pass to Emanuel Hall and a 50-yarder Johnathan Johnson in the first quarter. Idaho was repeatedly gashed down the middle of the field by Missouri's tight ends, including Kendall Blanton's 62-yard reception.

Missouri was missing leading rusher Damarea Crockett, who injured his shoulder last week against Georgia and is expected to be out ''for a while,'' Odom said. In his place, freshman Larry Rountree rushed 12 times for 97 yards, including a 53-yard rush in which he plowed over Idaho defensive back Dorian Clark.

''I was just hitting the first person I saw in front of me,'' Rountree said. ''I'm not trying to be soft. I'm not afraid of contact.''

Missouri's offensive output wasn't entirely unexpected. The Tigers scored 72 points in their season-opening win over Missouri State and compiled a combined 62 points in losses at Kentucky and Georgia the last two weeks.

Missouri has been plagued by poor special teams, but the kicking game was a strength against Idaho. Richaud Floyd scored on an 85-yard punt return, and another TD was set up when Ronnell Perkins recovered a muffed kickoff in the first quarter.

Missouri entered Saturday ranked 122nd nationally in total defense after giving up an average of 499 yards per game. Idaho managed just 278 yards. Linehan completed 19 of 32 passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns. Alfonso Onunwor caught eight passes for 89 yards, and Aaron Duckworth carried 13 times for 74 yards. Backup quarterback Mason Petrino got some playing time late in the game and threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to David Ungerer with 48 seconds left.

''They just played way better than we did,'' Idaho coach Paul Petrino said. ''Offensively, they got after us. Defensively, they won one-on-one matchups. You've just got to give them credit.''

THE TAKEAWAY

A NOD TO THE PAST: It was homecoming at Missouri, and the Tigers honored their past by wearing throwback helmets with block M logos on the side, rather than the modern Tiger head logos. Also, Missouri opened the game lined up in the Split-T formation - invented by former coach Don Faurot in 1941 - before shifting into a spread formation.

MISSING KICKER: Missouri played without kicker Tucker McCann, but it didn't miss him. McCann was suspended for a violation of team rules, and in his place, Nick Bartolotta made two field goals and converted 8 of 9 extra-point attempts. The 5-foot-6 Bartolotta also made a solo tackle on a kickoff. Odom said McCann will return to his starting role this week.

THE RETURN OF D-LINE ZOU: In the last decade, Missouri was so prolific at cranking out NFL defensive linemen that it adopted the nickname ''D-Line Zou.'' That line had been quiet in 2017 until it faced Idaho. The Tigers finished with five sacks. Defensive tackle Terry Beckner, a preseason All-SEC pick, had only two sacks in the first six games. He was far more active against the Vandals, posting two sacks and six tackles.

GOING BOTH WAYS: Ellis was one of the few bright spots for Vandals. In addition to his touchdown catch, he had three tackles for loss, including a sack.

UP NEXT

MISSOURI: The Tigers will try to put together their first winning streak of the season when they visit Connecticut.

IDAHO: The Vandals will meet Louisiana-Monroe at home.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Point After Touchdown 3:17
92-N.Bartolotta extra point is no good.
plays
yds
pos
7
22
Point After TD 3:12
92-N.Bartolotta extra point is good. Team penalty on MIZ False start 5 yards enforced at IDA 2.
plays
yds
pos
7
22
Touchdown 3:17
3-D.Lock complete to 81-A.Okwuegbunam. 81-A.Okwuegbunam runs 18 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
37
yds
00:20
pos
7
27
Point After TD 5:58
92-N.Bartolotta extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
21
Touchdown 5:58
3-D.Lock complete to 6-J.Moore. 6-J.Moore runs 15 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
85
yds
01:19
pos
7
20
Point After TD 8:52
92-N.Bartolotta extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
14
Touchdown 9:13
15-C.Coffey punts 58 yards from IDA 27. 17-R.Floyd runs 85 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
2
yds
01:59
pos
7
13
Point After TD 11:15
92-N.Bartolotta extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 11:15
3-D.Lock complete to 81-A.Okwuegbunam. 81-A.Okwuegbunam runs 19 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
89
yds
01:35
pos
7
6
Point After TD 12:57
15-C.Coffey extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 12:57
10-M.Linehan complete to 3-K.Elliss. 3-K.Elliss runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
33
yds
01:52
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 1 10
Rushing 1 0
Passing 0 9
Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Conv 0-3 0-0
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 29 211
Total Plays 13 12
Avg Gain 2.2 17.6
Net Yards Rushing 23 5
Rush Attempts 9 1
Avg Rush Yards 2.6 5.0
Net Yards Passing 6 206
Comp. - Att. 2-4 9-11
Yards Per Pass 1.5 18.7
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-5 0-0
Penalties - Yards 2-20 3-20
Touchdowns 1 4
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 1 3
Other 0 1
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 3-52.0 0-0.0
Return Yards 47 139
Punts - Returns 0-0 2-118
Kickoffs - Returns 3-28 1-21
Int. - Returns 1-19 0-0
Kicking 1/1 4/5
Extra Points 1/1 4/5
Field Goals 0/0 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Idaho 2-5 770721
Missouri 2-5 341714368
6 PASS YDS 206
23 RUSH YDS 5
29 TOTAL YDS 211
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Ma. Linehan 10 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 11 1 0 155.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59.3% 1286 10 4 134.5
Ma. Linehan 2/4 11 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
A. Duckworth 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 34 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
99 586 2
A. Duckworth 5 34 0 26
I. Saunders 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
70 312 1
I. Saunders 1 -2 0 0
Ma. Linehan 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 -5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
55 -18 2
Ma. Linehan 3 -5 0 2
M. Petrino 4 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 -5 0
M. Petrino 1 -6 0 -6
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
K. Elliss 3 LB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 29 1
K. Elliss 1 7 1 7
J. Sannon 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
37 374 1
J. Sannon 1 4 0 4
D. Ungerer 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 87 1
D. Ungerer 0 0 0 0
R. Mwehla 26 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 160 2
R. Mwehla 0 0 0 0
A. Onunwor 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 356 3
A. Onunwor 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
A. Hawkins 8 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
A. Hawkins 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Coffey 15 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 1/1
SEASON FG XP
9/11 15/16
C. Coffey 0/0 0 1/1 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Coffey 15 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 52.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
35 46.9 1
C. Coffey 3 52.0 1 58
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Duckworth 23 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 10.5 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
14 17.1 21 0
A. Duckworth 2 10.5 21 0
J. Wysocki 85 TE
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 7.0 7 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 7.0 7 0
J. Wysocki 1 7.0 7 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Lock 3 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
81.8% 206 3 1 310.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55% 1929 20 8 155.5
D. Lock 9/11 206 3 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
L. Rountree III 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
32 134 1
L. Rountree III 1 5 0 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Moore 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 74 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
25 480 5
J. Moore 5 74 1 19
J. Johnson 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 50 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
27 407 3
J. Johnson 1 50 0 50
E. Hall 84 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 45 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 419 3
E. Hall 1 45 0 45
A. Okwuegbunam 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 37 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 139 4
A. Okwuegbunam 2 37 2 19
Defense T-A SACK INT
T. Beckner Jr. 5 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
T. Beckner Jr. 1-0 1.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
N. Bartolotta 92 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 4/5
SEASON FG XP
0/0 4/5
N. Bartolotta 0/0 0 4/5 4
T. McCann 19 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 1/1
SEASON FG XP
6/8 21/22
T. McCann 0/0 0 1/1 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
L. Rountree III 33 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 21.0 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 26.3 21 0
L. Rountree III 1 21.0 21 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Floyd 17 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 59.0 85 1
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 35.3 85 1
R. Floyd 2 59.0 85 1
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:49 MIZZOU 33 1:52 4 33 TD
11:12 IDAHO 25 1:59 5 -3 TD
8:52 IDAHO 25 0:32 3 8 Punt
5:51 IDAHO 33 1:41 3 -9 Punt
2:01 IDAHO 34 1:22 4 9
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 MIZZOU 25 0:00 1 75 INT
12:50 MIZZOU 21 1:35 6 89 TD
8:52 MIZZOU 35 0:00 1 0
7:17 MIZZOU 15 1:19 4 85 TD
3:37 IDAHO 37 0:20 2 37 TD
3:12 IDAHO 20 1:06 5 0 TD