The Missouri State Bears tied a record with 28 points in the first quarter, 690 total yards of offense, and roll 62-17 over the University of Missouri Rolla Miners. Bears made their college debuts, 24 of those freshmen. UMR’s Antonio Williams returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown to put the Miners on the board. The Bears’ 690 total yards tied the third best single game total on record at Missouri State.
Missouri Southern wins 51-0 over Haskell University. Southern out-gained Haskell 587-121 and forced three turnovers. Renard Johnson 8 carries, 148 yards and one score for the Lions.
Southwest Baptist put up over 500 yards of total offense in their season opener, but the Bearcats came up short to the Harding University Bisons, 43-40. Freshman Steve Gachette threw for 379 yards and 4 touchdowns. Nick Smart 14 catches, 148 yards and 2 TDs
Southeast Missouri State, overpowered by Cincinnati of the Big East 59-3. Redhawks quarterback Victor Anderson did rush for 118 yards.