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Missouri opened the 2012 football season against FCS opponent Southeast Louisiana. The SEC's newest member had no trouble, winning 62-10. However, these sentences buried at the end of a Columbia Tribune article on the game may be of some interest to Georgia fans.
Regardless, the Tigers have their own attrition issues, most notably an offensive line that his been decimated by injuries. The line paved the way for 261 yards rushing yards, including a 76-yard TD by Kendial Lawrence, but couldn't stop the Lions from harassing James Franklin in the passing game. Georgia and its vaunted defense will baptize that group.
No matter how thin the offensive line, Missouri will be ready for the Dawgs:
Will the Tigers be ready to flex their new SEC muscles immediately?
This team is looking forward to sending a rather emphatic message to the rest of this powerhouse league that Faurot Field will be no easy destination on the SEC road.
"'Looking forward to it' does...
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COLUMBIA, Mo. Missouri running back Kendial Lawrence became a forgotten man last year when his injury opened the door for Henry Josey's breakout campaign. He wasted little time reminding folks what he can do Saturday night.
Healthy and motivated for his senior season, Lawrence rushed for a career-best 121 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a 62-10 rout of Southeastern...
For some unknown reason (other than money), the University of Missouri decided to inflict pain upon their football program by joining the Southeastern Conference on July 1. Most would think that the Tigers, who went 8-5 last season in a decent Big XII, would take their lumps in their first season in the SEC. They will travel to #6 Georgia for a nationally-televised night game...
Marcus Murphy scored on punt returns of 72 and 70 yards and Zaviar Gooden and Michael Sam fueled a lightning-fast start with early defensive touchdowns in Missouri's 62-10 season-opening rout of Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday night.
Kendial Lawrence ran for a 76-yard TD and totaled 121 yards on 10 carries with two touchdowns for the Tigers, who led 28-0 after running just...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Marcus Murphy scored on punt returns of 72 and 70 yards and Zaviar Gooden and Michael Sam fueled a lightning-fast start with early defensive touchdowns in Missouri's 62-10 season-opening rout of Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday night.
Kendial Lawrence ran for a 76-yard TD and totaled 121 yards on 10 carries with two touchdowns for the Tigers, who led...
The Missouri Tigers came out on fire in the first quarter and jumped all over visiting Southeastern Louisiana before a big crowd and never looked back on their way to a big win with career and record setting nights by Murphy and Lawrence.
Here is the full statement by Missouri's Sheldon Richardson. The "Big 10 football" remark got national play but he had much more to say.
Linebacker Zaviar Gooden: "Obviously, we'll start focusing on" the Georgia "game after we watch film, make corrections and all that stuff. We know we've got a tough challenge ahead, but we're willing...