Mizzou football leads SEMO 37-0 at halftime as four different players have scored TDs.
Well, it’s going about how it should for Mizzou football in this one.
A nice cruise hit a few bumps as Mizzou has dropped five touchdowns on the in-state school in the first half. It started out fast and SEMO did some things to halt Mizzou, but the Tigers have dominated from start to half to take a 37-0 lead.
Mizzou now is the only team in the FBS with a touchdown in four particular ways — a rushing TD, passing TD, punt return and INT return.
The Tigers got on the board first with a Larry Rountree III rush to mark the score 7-0. A Cale Garrett pick-six followed and the Tigers were up 13-0.
On the next drive, Kelly Bryant got the deep ball going and hit Jalen Knox for 54 yards to get down to the 3-yard line. From there, Albert Okwuegbunam caught his first pass of the night, a 3-yard touchdown to give the Tigers a 20-0 lead.
Then, Richaud Floyd took a low punt 71 yards for another TD to go up 27-0. Mizzou’s offense stalled much after that, not a good sign, but one that showed SEMO hasn’t completely quit.
Mizzou went two-straight possessions without a first down and a third possession that saw Bryant throw his first INT of the night.
The Tigers got back on track with a five-play 64-yard TD drive that ended with Rountree’s second TD and a final drive that ended with a Tucker McCann field goal.
It’s sort of expected what Mizzou has done so far. The Tigers are stopping the Redhawks’ possessions and are running a balanced offense. They have established some good runs behind their two tops backs and that has given Bryant opportunities to make some deep passes.
Expect some more backups to get some playing time in the second half as the Tigers look toward their first conference game next week.
For now, Mizzou should concentrate on getting through this one improving in all areas and staying healthy.