The Missouri Tigers set a modern day scoring record after their 79-0 win over the Delaware State Hornets on Saturday afternoon at Faurot Field.
What does Missouri gain from a game like this?
For starters, its a chance to get another game under their belt. It gives each side of the ball another day to work with each other in a game setting. It gives the coordinators and coaches another game to work on communication. The biggest takeaway from a game like this is the fact that the score was so lopsided proves the players got Barry Odom’s message loud and clear about preparing for every opponent the same.
This Tigers team expected to win, but took nothing for granted. Their week long preparation was strong and the players are buying into Odom’s system.
The team will continue to work on special teams. In his post game press conference, Odom was unhappy with the opening kickoff return that resulted in a penalty and starting the offense back inside the five. He was also unhappy with the number of fumbles and said this week it’s back to high and tight drills.
“The state of Missouri is counting on us to protect the football,” said Odom.
Listen to Barry Odom’s postgame (15:00)
The Tigers pulled their starters for the second half and the teams agreed to reduce the game time to just ten minutes per quarter.
Drew Lock finished the first half going 26-of-36 for 402 yards and five touchdowns. J’Mon Moore scored four times on eight catches for 114 yards. Emanuel Hall added a touchdown and 122 yards. Dimetrios Mason added eight catches for 120 yards.
The Tigers held Delaware State to a total of 140 yards. Mizzou’s record for single game yardage was 722. The Tigers came up short at 698, but Head Coach Barry Odom certainly changed the play calling and took the foot off the gas midway through the third quarter.
–The 79 points beats the previous record of 69. The last time the Tigers scored 69 was in 2008 vs. Western Illinois.
–It was also the first time since ’08 that three receivers had over 100 receiving yards. Today it was Hall, Dimetrios Mason and J’Mon Moore.
–Freshman RB Demarea Crockett rushed for over 100 yards for the first time since Marcus Murphy in the 2015 Citrus Bowl
–Senior LB Michael Scheer came up with his first interception.
–Junior DE Jordan Harold recorded his first sack.
–Sophomore P Corey Fatony completed his first pass, when Mizzou ran a fake in the first quarter.