Home coming was marred by a stingy Florida Gator defense, which roughed up Missouri true freshman QB Drew Lock all game long, in his second outing as a Tiger starter.
Florida came out firing on all cylinders in their opening drive after receiving the kick off and scored their first touchdown on a 1-yard run.
Missouri looked good on their first drive getting down into the red zone, but had to settle for a 21-yard field goal from Andrew Baggett, but Florida was able to score it's second touchdown of the first quarter on a second 1-yard TD run by Taylor to make it it 14-3 with a little over a minute left in the opening quarter, and that is all they would need, as the Gators defense stuffed the run game, while keeping Lock on the run and on his backside with a lot of pressure..
Missouri QB Drew Lock threw an interception which was turned into a pick six by a Florida defensive back in the 3rd quarter to end the scoring.
Lock finished the game 16 of 39 for 151 yards and 2 interceptions on the night.
Tiger running back Russell Hansbrough had a productive night of 74 yards on 9 carries, but that was the highlight of the offense.
Linebackers Kentrell Brothers and Michael Scherer each recroded double digit tackles on the night. Brothers with 15 tackles and a sack.
DE Charles Harris had another strong game providing pressure and recording 6 tackles and a sack on the evening.
Missouri falls to 4-2 overall, and 1-2 in SEC play.
The Tigers are on the road at Georgia next week.