Scores

Final

Toledo 23

(0-2, 0-2 away)

Missouri 38

(2-0, 2-0 home)

Coverage: ESPNU

3:30 PM ET, September 7, 2013

Faurot Field, COLUMBIA, MO

1 2 3 4 T
TOL 3 6 14 023
MIZZ 10 7 14 738

Top Performers

Passing: J. Franklin (MIZZ) - 212 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Fluellen (TOL) - 17 CAR, 111 YDS

Receiving: A. Russell (TOL) - 7 REC, 101 YDS, 1 TD

Missouri pulls away to beat Toledo 38-23

Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- James Franklin made crucial big plays on consecutive scoring drives in the second half and Missouri pulled away from Toledo for a 38-23 victory on Saturday.

Missouri (2-0) led 24-23 after Toledo (0-2) scored its first two touchdowns of the year but Franklin's 21-yard keeper set up Henry Josey's second 1-yard touchdown run of the game which extended Missouri's lead to eight.

The quarterback later had a 6-yard carry on fourth-and-3 and an 11-yard gain on third-and-9 to set up Marcus Murphy's 8-yard run to conclude the scoring with 10:29 to go.

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel beat the school at which he's a Hall of Famer and the career wins leader with the help of a few goofs by the visitors.

Toledos' David Fluellen had 111 yards on 14 carries and 10 catches for 100 yards.

Markus Golden got a gift 70-yard interception return in the third quarter when the ball squirted out of Toledo quarterback Terrance Owens' hands and right into his arms. Jeremiah Detmer hit three field goals in the first half, connecting from 24, 46 and 41 yards, but punted a low line drive into the back of a Toledo lineman, a 9-yard net to the Rockets' 44 that gave Missouri a short field on the Murphy score.

Owens scored on a 4-yard keeper and hit Alonzo Russell for a 41-yard score, most of it on a sideline sprint that capitalized on blown coverage, in a span of 5 1/2 minutes in the third quarter to shave the deficit to one.

Attendance was announced at 56,785 in a game that began in 90-plus degree heat. Less than half remained for the finish.

Golden's touchdown came just a few plays after linebacker Andrew Wilson, one of Missouri's top defensive players, was ejected for a borderline targeting hit on Marcus Reedy on an incomplete pass. Golden was whistled for unsportsmanlike conduct after planting the ball on the turf in the end zone, and Reedy's resulting 59-yard kickoff return helped set up Owens' touchdown.

Dorial Green-Beckham beat one-on-one coverage from Jordan Martin on a 9-yard touchdown catch with 1:14 to go in the half for a 17-9 lead. Missouri got a big stop in the other end zone to end the half, with Matt White intercepting a pass from Owens that was tipped.

Levi Copeland's 51-yard diving reception at the 7, with three defenders in futile pursuit, set up Josey's first 1-yard run.

The officiating crew needed alternate Chad Walker after umpire David Parker sprained his left knee in the first quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TOL
MIZZ
1st Downs1723
Total Yards387384
Passing262212
Rushing125172
Penalties9-534-50
3rd Down Conversions4-119-15
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers31
Possession27:2332:37

Passing Leaders

ToledoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Owens26/412626.413
MissouriC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Franklin16/252128.511

Rushing Leaders

ToledoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fluellen171116.5026
Owens3103.315
MissouriCARYDSAVGTDLG
Franklin17774.5021
Murphy8567.0112

Receiving Leaders

ToledoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Russell710114.4141
Fluellen1010010.0025
MissouriRECYDSAVGTDLG
Washington57815.6025
Green-Beckham55110.2114

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTOLMIZZ
FG12:35Andrew Baggett 35 Yd
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03
FG08:51Jeremiah Detmer 24 Yd
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33
TD05:58Henry Josey 1 Yd Run (Andrew Baggett Kick)
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310
SECOND QUARTERTOLMIZZ
FG08:50Jeremiah Detmer 46 Yd
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610
FG04:57Jeremiah Detmer 41 Yd
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910
TD01:14Dorial Green-Beckham 9 Yd Pass From James Franklin (Andrew Baggett Kick)
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917
THIRD QUARTERTOLMIZZ
TD11:40Markus Golden 70 Yd Interception Return (Andrew Baggett Kick)
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924
TD09:53Terrance Owens 4 Yd Run (Jeremiah Detmer Kick)
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1624
TD04:22Alonzo Russell 41 Yd Pass From Terrance Owens (Jeremiah Detmer Kick)
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2324
TD00:00Henry Josey 1 Yd Run (Andrew Baggett Kick)
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2331
FOURTH QUARTERTOLMIZZ
TD10:29Marcus Murphy 8 Yd Run (Andrew Baggett Kick)
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2338

Research Notes

With Toledo hanging with Missouri in the 2nd half.... Entering 2013, Toledo has beaten a team from a BCS-AQ conference at least once in 6 of the previous 7 seasons. Its only season without such a win was 2011.
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