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    Missouri Rolls Past Murray State

    By Tim Letcher
    SEC Digital Network

    James Franklin passed for 318 yards and three touchdowns as the Missouri Tigers thumped the Murray State Racers 58-14 on Saturday night in Columbia.

    Franklin, who missed time last year with multiple injuries, appeared to be completely healthy on Saturday. He rushed for 44 yards on six carries in the game as well.

    Missouri trailed 14-13 at the end of the first quarter before running off 45 straight points to put this game away.

    The Tigers rushed for 358 yards in the game. Both Henry Josey (113 yards) and Russell Hansbrough (104) went over the 100-yard mark.

    Statistical Leaders

    Murray State


    Passing - Maikhai Miller, 16-32, 145 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT
    Rushing - Maikhai Miller, 11 carries, 73 yards
    Receiving - Paul Rice, 5 receptions, 63 yards

    Missouri

    Passing - James Franklin, 26-38, 318 yards, 3 TD
    Rushing - Henry Josey, 13 carries, 113 yards, 1 TD
    Receiving - Dorial Green-Beckham, 4 receptions, 83 yards

    Quick Notes:

    • Missouri is now 13-0 all-time against teams from the Football Championship Subdivision
    • Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel has now won 12 straight season openers
    • Five different Tigers scored rushing touchdowns in this game