Missouri Trounces Delaware State

Missouri sophomore Drew Lock tosses five touchdown passes in win over Delaware State.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Drew Lock and the Missouri Tigers rolled over visiting Delaware State on Saturday afternoon. 

Lock completed 26 of 36 passes for 402 yards and five touchdowns as the Tigers trounced the overmatched Hornets 79-0 at Memorial Stadium. 

"We left a lot of things out on the table against Georgia and we knew that," said Lock, who tied the school single-game record for touchdown passes for the second time in three games. "We knew we had to come into this game and execute and take care of our business. It was about us this week, executing and trying to make things perfect, in a sense. We didn’t do that, we didn’t make everything perfect, but we played well enough."

Missouri (2-2), coming off a disappointing 28-27 loss against Georgia a week earlier, broke the school records for points scored in a game as well as largest margin of victory. The Tigers racked up 698 yards of total offense, with 430 yards passing and 268 yards running. 

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“We talk all the time about being a winner or a loser every day, and for us, to have a chance to get back in the winning circle is what we wanted to do," Missouri coach Barry Odom said. "We were efficient at times offensively. Defensively, we did some good things. Still, we’ll be a lot better football team. I’m proud of my guys and they worked hard this week. They like to compete and I’m excited to see them celebrate a little bit.”

J'Mon Moore caught eight passes for 114 yards and four touchdowns, tying the school record for touchdown catches in a game. Dimetrios Mason had eight receptions for 120 yards. Emanuel Hall had seven catches for 122 yards and a touchdown. Eric Laurent caught a TD pass.

Freshman running back Damarea Crockett had 115 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 12 catches. Marvin Zanders had two rushing touchdowns and Ish Witter added a touchdown run. 

Delaware State (0-2) racked up 140 yards of offense (96 passing, 44 rushing). The Missouri defense recorded three sacks — from Donavin NewsomJordan Harold and Marcell Frazier — and two interceptions (Michael Scherer and John Gibson).

Missouri scored on nine of its 10 possessions in the first half — scoring touchdowns on eight of those nine scoring possessions — and led 58-0 at halftime. The 58 points scored broke the school record for points in a half.

The teams agreed to switch to 10-minute quarters in the second half. 

The Tigers scored twice in the third quarter to push their lead to 72-0. Zanders added a touchdown run, his second of the game, in the fourth quarter to push the advantage to 79-0. 

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