COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Carl Gettis returned a fumble 19 yards to score on the first play of the game and was among seven Missouri players getting a touchdown apiece in a 51-13 rout of Miami of Ohio on Saturday.
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Missouri (4-0) scored on runs of 39 yards by Kendial Lawrence and 28 yards by Henry Josey while going ahead 21-0 in the first quarter. Blaine Gabbert threw a touchdown pass and scored on a 1-yard sneak for the Tigers, who ended suspense immediately a week after needing a last-minute touchdown to beat underdog San Diego State.
Armand Robinson had 10 receptions for 99 yards for Miami of Ohio (2-2), which had three turnovers in the first half and had five fumbles, losing two of them.
Trevor Cook had two field goals for the RedHawks, including a career-long 40-yarder in the third quarter. The lone touchdown came on a 12-yard reception by Jamal Rogers with 1:40 to go.