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Missouri routs McNeese State 50-6

Sep 12, 2010 - 2:06 AM By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer

COLUMBIA, Mo.(AP) -- Freshman Henry Josey scored on three of his first four carries and Blaine Gabbert completed his first 15 passes in Missouri's 50-6 rout of McNeese State on Saturday night.

Josey had 112 yards on seven carries, 105 coming in the first half. He was untouched on a 62-yard scoring run, had a 34-yarder for his first carry of the game, and scored twice - both times untouched - from 6 yards for Missouri (2-0).

Josey began the game as the third-string tailback, a position already minus leading rusher Derrick Washington, who was kicked off the team before the opener against Illinois. Josey, who had one carry for 10 yards in the opener, became Missouri's first freshman to score three touchdowns since quarterback Corby Jones in 1995 against Iowa State.

Gabbert was 15 for 15 for 129 yards before his first incompletion early in the second quarter. He finished 26 for 31 for 220 yards and a touchdown. Gabbert threw a 24-yard scoring pass to Jerrell Jackson on his lone series of the third quarter for a 43-0 lead before being relieved by freshman James Franklin.

Missouri scored touchdowns on its first four drives and added a safety for a 30-0 cushion with 10:03 left in the half en route to its fifth straight home opening victory. Michael Sam tackled quarterback Jacob Bower for the safety and blocked a punt in the third quarter to set up one of Grant Ressel's two chip shot field goals.

Even the Tigers' first punt was a success, downed at the 1 in the second quarter. Missouri led 43-0 with 11:54 to go in the third quarter against a school ranked 13th in the FCS, and is 10-0 against teams from the lower division.

Jacob Bower was 11 for 19 for 99 yards and three interceptions for McNeese State (1-1), co-champions of the Southland Conference last year. Wes Briscoe caught a touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter for the Cowboys, who trailed 33-0 at halftime.

The Tigers' T.J. Moe reached double figures in receptions for the second straight game, catching 10 passes for 79 yards. Franklin scored on an 8-yard run.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MCNEESE ST 0 0 0 6 6
    MISSOURI 14 19 17 0 50 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MISSOURI - TD, HENRY JOSEY 6 YD RUN (GRANT
    RESSEL KICK), 2:58. MISSOURI
    7-0
    MISSOURI - TD, HENRY JOSEY 6 YD RUN (GRANT
    RESSEL KICK), 8:22. MISSOURI
    14-0
    2ND QUARTER: MISSOURI - TD, HE

    Sep 11 9:53 PM


  • NCAAF
    MCNEESE ST 6
    MISSOURI 50 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Sep 11 9:53 PM


  • NCAAF
    MCNEESE ST 6
    MISSOURI 50 11:36 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    McNeese State 6, Missouri 50  4th - 11:36Sep 11 9:29 PM


  • NCAAF
    MCNEESE ST 0
    MISSOURI 50 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Sep 11 9:24 PM


  • NCAAF
    MCNEESE ST 0
    MISSOURI 50 0:27 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    McNeese State 0, Missouri 50  3rd - 0:27Sep 11 9:22 PM


  • NCAAF
    MCNEESE ST 0
    MISSOURI 43 11:54 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    McNeese State 0, Missouri 43  3rd - 11:54Sep 11 8:53 PM


  • NCAAF
    MCNEESE ST 0
    MISSOURI 36 12:56 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    McNeese State 0, Missouri 36  3rd - 12:56Sep 11 8:48 PM


  • NCAAF
    MCNEESE ST 0
    MISSOURI 33 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Sep 11 8:21 PM


  • NCAAF
    MCNEESE ST 0
    MISSOURI 33 0:20 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    McNeese State 0, Missouri 33  2nd - 0:20Sep 11 8:18 PM


  • NCAAF
    SAFETY MISSOURI
    MCNEESE ST 0
    MISSOURI 30 10:03 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    McNeese State 0, Missouri 30  2nd - 10:03Sep 11 7:58 PM


  • NCAAF
    MCNEESE ST 0
    MISSOURI 28 11:32 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    McNeese State 0, Missouri 28  2nd - 11:32Sep 11 7:53 PM


  • NCAAF
    MCNEESE ST 0
    MISSOURI 21 13:58 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    McNeese State 0, Missouri 21  2nd - 13:58Sep 11 7:47 PM


  • NCAAF
    MCNEESE ST 0
    MISSOURI 14 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Sep 11 7:41 PM


  • NCAAF
    MCNEESE ST 0
    MISSOURI 14 6:38 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    McNeese State 0, Missouri 14  1st - 6:38Sep 11 7:25 PM


  • NCAAF
    MCNEESE ST 0
    MISSOURI 7 12:02 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    McNeese State 0, Missouri 7  1st - 12:02Sep 11 7:15 PM