Mizzou runs all over Tennessee on senior night, wins fourth straight

Annette Crawford
November 12, 2017

The Tigers finished with 659 totals yards, including 433 yards on the ground. He was sacked five times. Tennessee had three-straight possessions end turnovers in the second half, and Missouri scored on all three of their ensuing possessions.

Tennessee got just two tackles for loss in this game.

In that 2016 game, the Tigers' Damarea Crockett, a freshman, rushed for 225 yards on 24 carries and Witter added 163 as Missouri ran 110 plays.

This time, though, the Tigers got in trouble when they tried to pass.

Missouri cut through Tennessee's defense easily in the second half.

RUSHING - Tennessee: Will McBride 14-63, Ty Chandler 8-33, Carlin Fils-Aime 3-31, John Kelly 9-17, Tim Jordan 1-5, Team 1-minus 3; Missouri: Ish Witter 24-216, Larry Rountree 18-156, Micah Wilson 5-39, Dawson Downing 4-22, Drew Lock 1-3, Team 1-minus 2. He did have an interception returned for a touchdown, but he also had six or seven dropped passes by his receivers.

Trying to extend a winning streak that began with nonconference wins over Idaho and CT and continued last week against Florida, the Tigers opened with a familiar game plan and gashed the Vols with repeated Witter runs, six for 70 yards on the game's second possession.

McBride finds a way to overcome, with pressure in his face, throws a strike to Ethan Wolfe for a touchdown to tie the game at 17.

That score, Tennessee's first offensive one, helped tie the game at 17-17.

McBride certainly made his fair share of mistakes, but he also had some good plays against a bad Missouri defense.

As the seconds ticked away in the second quarter, Tennessee's offense finally broke through - and broke a streak that dated back to September.

If Guarantano, who has started the last two games, can't play, freshman Will McBride will start in his place.

A year ago Missouri moved the ball at will on Tennessee with little to show for it. And that happened again tonight.

About six minutes later, Lock hit J'Mon Moore with a 23-yard scoring toss and Tennessee (4-6, 0-6), a Top 10 team just last season, was down 38-17 and all it had in mind was having to endure the long trip back to Knoxville. The Vols need to win one of their final two games or will lose eight in a season for the first time in school history.

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