Scores

Final

SE Missouri St 3

(1-1, 0-1 away)

(6) Missouri 52

(2-0, 2-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 6, 2008

Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field, Columbia, MO

1 2 3 4 T
SEMO 0 0 0 33
#6MIZZ 21 21 3 752

Top Performers

Passing: C. Daniel (MIZZ) - 245 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: D. Washington (MIZZ) - 8 CAR, 67 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: W. Peoples (SEMO) - 8 REC, 80 YDS

No. 6 Mizzou builds 42-point lead, flirts with school scoring record in rout

Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri's offense was nearly perfect in the first half against outclassed competition.

Chase Daniel said it was good practice for the bigger games to come, when the sixth-ranked Tigers will need the points.

"We played exactly like we should have played," Daniel said after a 52-3 romp over Southeast Missouri on Saturday night. "I think we scored almost every single time we touched the ball and that's what we expect no matter the opponent.

Fast Facts

• Missouri scored 42 points in the first half en route to improving to 8-0 all-time against FCS opponents. The Tigers have scored at least 35 points in every game against FCS opponents, too.

• Including last week's 52-42 win over No. 24 Illinois, this marks the first time in school history the Tigers have had back-to-back 50-plus point games.

• Chase Daniel completed 16-of-17 passes (.941), the highest single-game completion percentage in school history (minimum of 10 attempts).

-- ESPN Research

"No matter if it's USC, Alabama, SEMO, it doesn't matter. We want to score every time we get the football."

Daniel was 16-for-17 for 245 yards and three touchdown passes before coming out midway through the second quarter and Derrick Washington scored three times, helping No. 6 Missouri run up a quick 42-point lead before calling in the reserves in a 52-3 romp over Southeast Missouri on Saturday night.

"The holes were big out there," Washington said. "The line was moving and I'm right behind them, just getting the job done."

Missouri (2-0) scored on its first five possessions, Sean Weatherspoon returned an interception for a score and the Tigers ended up three points shy of the school record for first-half scoring against Kansas in 1969.

The first-string offense faced only one third down, averaged 13.3 yards per play in the first quarter and didn't punt until backup quarterback Chase Patton ran an unsuccessful series in the final four minutes of the half.

The Tigers were not above rubbing it in against a lower-division school they last faced in 1936, scoring on a trick play with Daniel's 28-yard pass off a lateral pass from Jeremy Maclin making it 21-0 late in the first quarter. Southeast Missouri State (1-1) has lost its last three games against BCS competition by a combined 174-13, also getting steamrolled by Cincinnati last season and Arkansas in 2006.

"Anytime you put 85 scholarships against 63, or the No. 6 team in the nation against us, it's a tough call," coach Tony Samuel said. "But it is what it is, and for us if this was the NFL this would be a preseason game."

Daniel followed his lone misfire, a ball over the head of tight end Chase Coffman, with 14 straight completions -- one off the school record he shares with Kent Kiefer (1990). None of the drives lasted three minutes.

Washington had 67 yards on eight carries and scored on a pair of 5-yard runs and a 28-yard reception on the trick play, giving him five touchdowns in his first two weeks as the starting tailback. Maclin, who sprained his left ankle in the fourth quarter of a 52-42 opening victory over Illinois, scored on a 3-yard reception and had a 29-yard punt return.

"It's behind me for the most part," Maclin said. "I felt good today and I'll feel good next week."

Weatherspoon became the first player in school history to score on an interception in consecutive weeks and Ziggy Hood gave Missouri blocked extra-point kicks in its first two games.

Southeast Missouri, an FCS team playing up in class for a $250,000 payday, didn't get a first down until its third possession. The Redhawks came up empty on two effective drives in the first half, with Hood blocking a 28-yard field goal attempt and Doug Spada missing a 28-yard field goal attempt, before Spada broke the shutout on a 41-yarder early in the fourth.

The second half was notable because Missouri started freshman quarterback Blaine Gabbert, one of the top recruits in the nation last year. The school had been debating whether to redshirt Gabbert, who was 3-for-8 for 64 yards while Patton, a senior, was 7-for-8 for 64 yards.

Coach Gary Pinkel said both also would play next week against Buffalo.

"We've felt if Chase Daniel was hurt, we'd play both," Pinkel said. "We'll let them compete and go from there. I think it's the right thing to do for our team."

Missouri is 8-0 against teams from the Championship Subdivision, with a total score of 214-33.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SEMO
MIZZ
1st Downs2131
Total Yards334592
Passing250336
Rushing84256
Penalties5-404-46
3rd Down Conversions6-172-8
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers20
Possession34:2425:36

Passing Leaders

Southeast Missouri StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lillard20/381975.201
MissouriC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Daniel16/1724514.430

Rushing Leaders

Southeast Missouri StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones12564.7018
Scheible3186.009
MissouriCARYDSAVGTDLG
Moore9758.3021
Washington8678.4222

Receiving Leaders

Southeast Missouri StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Peoples88010.0015
Ahamefule46315.8026
MissouriRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson67011.7015
Perry36020.0128

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSEMOMIZZ
TD10:51Derrick Washington 5 Yd Run (Jeff Wolfert Kick) 07
TD07:44Jeremy Maclin 3 Yd Pass From Chase Daniel (Jeff Wolfert Kick) 014
TD01:13Derrick Washington 28 Yd Pass From Chase Daniel (Jeff Wolfert Kick) 021
SECOND QUARTERSEMOMIZZ
TD12:12Jared Perry 28 Yd Pass From Chase Daniel (Jeff Wolfert Kick) 028
TD11:19Sean Weatherspoon 65 Yd Interception Return (Jeff Wolfert Kick) 035
TD08:45Derrick Washington 5 Yd Run (Jeff Wolfert Kick) 042
THIRD QUARTERSEMOMIZZ
FG04:00Jeff Wolfert 43 Yd 045
FOURTH QUARTERSEMOMIZZ
FG11:33Doug Spada 31 Yd 345
TD09:38Jimmy Jackson 17 Yd Run (Jeff Wolfert Kick) 352