Early in the second quarter, Lee’s Summit native Drew Lock made his collegiate debut. Lock went 4-for-5 for 51 yards.
The quick rundown of Lock’s series:
Opened with a five yard pass to Sean Culkin. On third and 4, Lock hit J’Mon Moore for 22 yards to the SEMO 41. Lock then went to Nate Brown for a 21 yard connection. Inside the redzone, on a third and six, Lock was dropped for a sack by John Popovich. Andrew Baggett finished the drive with a 39-yard field goal putting the Tigers up 17-0.
Late in the second quarter, SEMO’s Tay Bender led the Redhawks to the Tigers 17. Ryan McCrum hit a 35-yard field goal to pull SEMO to within 17-3 with 2:19 to play in the half. The drive covered 76 yards in 16-plays.
Head coach Tom Matukewicz had to be happy with that success.
SEMO gained 139 yards compared to just 48 for the Tigers in the second quarter.
The Tigers run game suffered with Hansbrough wearing a boot on the sideline. Mizzou has just 30 yards on 14 carries.