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    Missouri Tops Arkansas State, Moves to 4-0

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    By Tim Letcher
    SEC Digital Network

    James Franklin passed for 255 yards and three touchdowns as Missouri beat Arkansas State, 41-19 on Saturday night in Columbia.

    Arkansas State scored first, and led 6-0 until Marcus Murphy scored from eight yards out to give the Tigers a 7-6 lead.

    In the third quarter, Arkansas State took the lead back on a 44-yard field goal by Brian Davis, but Missouri would regain the lead, for good, on a Franklin to L'Damian Washington touchdown pass with 3:39 left in the third.

    Missouri stretched its lead by scoring 21 points in the fourth quarter, thus securing a 4-0 start.

    Statistical Leaders

    Arkansas State


    Passing - Adam Kennedy, 37-46, 308 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

    Rushing - David Oku, 19 carries, 36 yards

    Receiving - Julian Jones, 10 receptions, 136 yards, 1 TD

    Missouri

    Passing - James Franklin, 20-29, 255 yards, 3 TD

    Rushing - Russell Hansbrough, 8 carries, 96 yards

    Receiving - Dorial Green-Beckham, 4 receptions, 95 yards, 2 TD

    Quick Notes:

    Missouri is now 4-0 for the third time in the last five seasons.

    Gary Pinkel is now second on Missouri's career wins list with 94.

    Missouri leads the series with Arkansas State, 3-0.