On silly day of football, Lock enjoys record day in Mizzou's 72-43 win

MU fans enjoyed the Tigers' 72-43 win over Missouri State on Saturday. (Rod Smith/KRCG13)

COLUMBIA --- Can Michael Porter play football?

Specifically, defense?

Saturday was a football day, a day for offense, tailgating, seeing friends you haven't seen since last season, and talking about the prospects of Missouri basketball and that fantastic recruiting class.

Winter is coming.

Because for Barry Odom's team, expectations are low and on this day, the Missouri Tigers meet those expectations. They won, but it's hard to feel like much of a winner when the defense plays like this --- especially against an FCS team that hasn't had a winning season in eight years.

Missouri's offense wasn't good, it was great. The same goes for our beloved JV team, Missouri State, as the teams combined to score 115 points.


There were 1,307 yards of offense. Or to put it another way, 3/4 of a mile. One yard at a time.

The defense rests? Nope. They didn't show up, they were more transparent than a whisper, and it led to the Tigers' silly 72-43 decision over the Bears before a season-opening crowd of 50,131 on a Chamber of Commerce weather day at Faurot Field.

Touchdowns and Tigers and Bears, oh my.

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