With the game well in hand, freshman quarterback Drew Lock came into the game with 7:04 to play and the ball at his own eight yard line. After a completion to Emanuel Hall and a drop by Hall, Lock threw his third pass of the series on a 2nd 6 from his own 22.
SEMO lost track of running back Tyler Hunt and Lock found him wide open down field. Hunt won a foot race to the endzone giving Lock his first career touchdown. The play went for 78 yards and brought to close a great opening game for the backup to Maty Mauk.
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Lock finished 6-of-10 for 138 yards and one TD.
Mauk went 12-for-22 for 181 and two scores, plus an interception. Mauk also had a drop in the endzone by Nate Brown that was a sure score. Then two plays later, TE Sean Culkin caught a touchdown pass but was ruled to have gone out of bounds and then re-entered the play.
The defense held SEMO to 197 total yards, limiting quarterback Tay Bender to just 59 yards passing.
Linebacker Kentrell Brothers set a career high with 16 tackles.