Florida’s two cornerbacks Jalen Tabor and Quincy Wilson returned interceptions for touchdowns, helping No. 18 Florida beat Mizzou 40-14 on Saturday to celebrate their homecoming as they move into first place in the Southeastern Conference’s Eastern Division.
Meanwhile for the Tigers, they fall to the bottom of the division with an 0-3 conference record and 2-4 overall.
Mizzou struggled offensively from the onset and went three-and-out on their first six possessions. Lock finished with just four completions on 18 attempts for 39 yards.
Marvin Zanders took over late in the game against mostly Gator backups and finished with 59 passing yards while going 3-for-4.
“There are a lot of problems we have to fix and we’ll get to it,” said head coach Barry Odom who is still searching for his first conference win.
Defensively, the Tigers held their own for the first half, keeping the Gators offense to just two field goals while spending most of the half on their side of the field.
However, as the game wore on and time of possession heavily favored Florida, (Missouri: 13:21 Florida: 31:39 after three quarters) the Tigers defense tired.
Florida finished with 523 yards.