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MISSOURI SEASON IN REVIEW
Game 1: Mizzou 51, UT-Martin 14
September 1 | Memorial Stadium
Mizzou football rolled to a 51-14 victory over UT Martin at Memorial
Stadium in the opening game of the 2018 campaign.
Senior QB Drew Lock (Lee’s Summit, Mo) assembled an efficient
performance, completing 19-of-25 passes for 289 yards and four
touchdowns. Lock connected with senior WR Emanuel Hall (Franklin,
Tenn.) for a handful of huge plays, as Hall totaled a career-high 171
receiving yards and a pair of scores on just four receptions.
Lock’s performance moved him into second-place in Mizzou history
in career passing yards as the senior has now totaled 8,984 yards
during his time at Mizzou. Lock currently sits in second place behind
Chase Daniel. Lock also posted his 24th career game with more than
200 yards passing and trails only Daniel, who posted 38 games with
more than 200 yards passing.
Following a nine-yard score by junior RB Damarea Crockett (Little
Rock, Ark.) on Mizzou’s first drive, Lock connected with Hall on a 34-
yard touchdown strike with 7:22 remaining in the first quarter. The
play capped a quick three-play, 35-second drive and put the Tigers
ahead by two scores in the early going.
While Mizzou’s offensive attack was in full-stride early on, the Tigers
defense followed suit, forcing three consecutive punts to start
the ballgame before redshirt freshman CB Terry Petry (Missouri City,
TX) forced a fumble that was scooped up by senior S Cam Hilton (St.
Louis, Ill.) in UT Martin territory. Mizzou would end up building a 38-7
lead by the halftime break.
Freshman WR Kam Scott scored the first touchdown of his career
on his first career catch, a leaping snag in the middle of the field on
a third quarter pass from Lock. He became the first true freshman to
score a receiving touchdown in his debut since Chase Coffman accomplished
the feat in 2005 against Arkansas State (9/3/05).
Junior LB Cale Garrett collected a team-high eight total tackles, six
of which were solo, giving him eight career games with eight-plus
Game 2: Mizzou 40, Wyoming 13
September 8 | Memorial Stadium
Mizzou Football ran past Wyoming, 40-13 at Memorial Stadium.
Mizzou scored touchdowns on five consecutive
drives beginning in the second quarter, all of 70+ yards
and at least eight plays, to pull away from the Cowboys and improve
to 2-0 for the first time since 2015. Senior QB Drew Lock and
senior WR Emanuel Hall had great games, both further cementing
themselves in the Mizzou record books. Lock went 33-for-45 for
398 yards and four TDs while adding 51 yards and another score
on the ground. Lock is now tied for seventh in SEC history with 79
career TD passes, matching Andre Woodson’s career total.
Hall had a career-high 10 catches for 171 yards, becoming the
first Mizzou WR since 2009 (Danario Alexander) to post back-toback
games of 170+ receiving yards.
Mizzou held Wyoming scoreless in the first half and allowed just
84 Cowboy yards in the opening 30 minutes, the fewest yards allowed
in a first half by a Mizzou defense since 2015 against UConn.
The turning point of the game came in the second quarter, as
Mizzou finally broke through in what was a defensive stalemate for
much of the first half. After a Wyoming punt pinned Mizzou under
the shadow of its own goal posts with 5:32 remaining in the second
quarter, QB Drew Lock and the Mizzou offense engineered a
game-changing drive. Sparked by a 36-yard connection from Lock
to Emanuel Hall on third-and-six from its own nine-yard line, Mizzou
put together a nine-play, 97-yard drive to extend the lead to
10-0. Lock capped the drive with a 12-yard scramble for his fourth
career rushing TD.
Mizzou’s defense then got the ball back, and the Tiger offense
again responded, putting together another great drive to extend
the lead to 16-0. With 2:23 remaining, Mizzou went 73 yards on
12 plays as Lock found a wide-open Albert Okwuegbunam for a
19-yard TD strike right before the half. Lock had a key scramble
on third-and-seven early in the drive to pick up eight yards, as he
trucked a Wyoming defender with a lowered shoulder to pick up
the final yard.
Lock then found Hall again for a 28-yard strike on the first drive
of the third quarter as Mizzou extended its lead to 23-0 to put the
MIZZOU’S DEFENSE HELD UT-MARTIN TO JUST 277 YARDS OF TOTAL OFFENSE IN THE
WIDEOUT EMANUEL HALL HAD A CAREER-HIGH 10 RECEPTIONS FOR 171 YARDS TO
LEAD THE WAY AGAINST WYOMING.