Missouri Surges Past Murray State 58-14 in Opener

4 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, August 31 2013 Aug 31, 2013 Saturday, August 31, 2013 10:16:00 PM CDT August 31, 2013 in Tiger Talk
By: The Associated Press

COLUMBIA - James Franklin threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns before coming out early in the third quarter, helping Missouri take command after early struggles and whip Murray State 58-14 Saturday night in an opener that began in 98-degree heat.

Henry Josey had 113 yards on 13 carries with a 68-yard score in his first game back from a left knee injury that required two surgeries and sidelined him all last season. Russell Hansbrough had 104 yards on eight attempts with a pair of scores for Missouri, coming off a disappointing 5-7 record in its first SEC season.

Maikhail Miller threw three interceptions, two by E.J. Gaines, against a defense that stiffened after allowing two early touchdowns. Murray State faded quickly against its first SEC opponent since 2005.

 

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