Brian Consiglio, 23 Sports—

Saturday, September 24

The Missouri football team (2-2, 0-1 SEC) shut out Delaware State 79-0 on Saturday to earn their second victory of the season. It was the largest victory in school history, coming just one week after a tightly contested nail biter against Georgia. The Hornets of Delaware State, an FCS school, were simply overmatched by all the talent on Mizzou’s roster.

It was Family Weekend at Mizzou, and visiting parents certainly got to see some offense as the Missouri Tigers scored 30 points in the opening quarter, and after four more Missouri touchdowns in the second quarter, the halftime score was 58-0.

Both coaches agreed to shorten the third and fourth quarters to just 10 minutes, but the blowout continued, as backup quarterback Marvin Zanders torched Delaware State’s defense with his legs, just as Drew Lock had done with his arm in the first half. Zanders finished with two rushing touchdowns and more importantly, zero turnovers, as the Tigers were able to run the ball and milk some clock throughout the second half.

Starting quarterback Drew Lock had his best half of the season Saturday, throwing for over 400 yards and 5 touchdowns all before halftime, and Lock did not throw a single interception. When Mizzou wins the turnover battle, they usually win the game, especially at home. Lock tied a school record with 5 passing touchdowns, 4 of which went to starting wide receiver J’Mon Moore, who tied a school record for most receiving touchdowns in a single game.

The duo will look to continue their success next week as the Tigers travel to Death Valley to take on LSU in a battle of the Tigers.