Scores

Final

Arizona State 20

(2-1, 0-1 away)

Missouri 24

(2-1, 2-1 home)

Coverage: ESPN2

7:00 PM ET, September 15, 2012

Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field, Columbia, MO

1 2 3 4 T
ASU 0 7 0 1320
MIZZ 10 7 7 024

Top Performers

Passing: T. Kelly (ASU) - 178 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: K. Lawrence (MIZZ) - 16 CAR, 62 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Moe (MIZZ) - 8 REC, 88 YDS

Corbin Berkstresser starts for injured James Franklin, leads Missouri

Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Corbin Berkstresser ran for a score in his first career start at quarterback in place of injured James Franklin, and Missouri's defense forced four turnovers to ease the pressure on the redshirt freshman in a 24-20 victory over Arizona State on Saturday night.

Missouri (2-1) built a 17-point cushion in the third quarter in front of a sellout crowd of 71,004, the school's first for a non-conference game since Notre Dame in 1984. The Tigers held on late a week after fizzling late in a 21-point loss to No. 7 Georgia that spoiled the school's SEC debut.

Marion Grice scored on a pair of fourth-quarter runs that cut the deficit to four for Arizona State (2-1), which had a fumbled snap on the second extra-point kick.

Kendial Lawrence scored on a pair of short runs, and T.J. Moe was strong overall with eight catches for 88 yards and a 43-yard kickoff return to open the game for Missouri.

Missouri kicker Andrew Baggett made a 46-yard field goal early but missed from 37, 45 and 48 yards.

Kenronte Walker made two big plays late, a pass deflection on fourth and goal from the 2 to turn it over on downs and an end-zone interception and 49-yard return to clinch it in the final minute.

Missouri had quarterback suspense until just before kickoff with Franklin the final starter announced, followed by intrigue when Berkstresser took the field while Franklin wore a cap and headset on the sideline, nursing an elbow injury. It was the first start missed by the Tigers' No. 1 quarterback since coach Gary Pinkel's first season in 2001.

Brad Smith didn't miss a start in four seasons, Chase Daniel made it three years in a row and Blaine Gabbert started every game two years. Franklin had made 15 consecutive starts and warmed up without obvious discomfort prior to the game, throwing several passes of 20 or more yards while watched closely by offensive coordinator Dave Yost.

Berkstresser, who subbed in the season's first two games, got plenty of help early as Missouri built a 17-0 lead. He cost the Tigers a scoring opportunity in the second quarter, throwing into coverage on Brandon McGee's interception at the Sun Devil 3.

The Tigers got touchdown runs from Berkstresser and Lawrence on a pair of 18-yard drives off turnovers, with Kip Edwards recovering a fumble and intercepting Taylor Kelly on consecutive possessions.

Arizona State had 27 total yards before putting together a 66-yard drive near the end of the half fueled by quick hitters and capped by D.J. Foster's 33-yard score on a screen pass from Kelly that took advantage of an overzealous pass rush.

ASU punter Josh Hubner fumbled a snap late in the third quarter, recovering the ball after it slipped through his hands and rolled over the top of his head. He still managed to kick the ball, and the desperation 11-yard effort gave Missouri possession at the Sun Devils' 33. Lawrence had a 14-yard reception to the 2, then ran it in from the 1 for a 24-7 lead.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ASU
MIZZ
1st Downs1818
Total Yards296318
Passing183192
Rushing113126
Penalties7-5410-85
3rd Down Conversions2-1210-22
4th Down Conversions1-20-1
Turnovers41
Possession25:0934:51

Passing Leaders

Arizona StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kelly14/231787.712
MissouriC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Berkstresser21/411984.801

Rushing Leaders

Arizona StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kelly15593.9021
Grice6244.029
MissouriCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lawrence16623.9216
Berkstresser18251.4111

Receiving Leaders

Arizona StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Grice24522.5034
Coyle5438.6024
MissouriRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moe88811.0026
Lucas4358.8013

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERASUMIZZ
FG11:25Andrew Baggett 46 Yd 03
TD06:55Corbin Berkstresser 6 Yd Run (Andrew Baggett Kick) 010
SECOND QUARTERASUMIZZ
TD04:51Kendial Lawrence 7 Yd Run (Andrew Baggett Kick) 017
TD02:31D.J. Foster 33 Yd Pass From Taylor Kelly (Alex Garoutte Kick) 717
THIRD QUARTERASUMIZZ
TD04:08Kendial Lawrence 1 Yd Run (Andrew Baggett Kick) 724
FOURTH QUARTERASUMIZZ
TD14:00Marion Grice 2 Yd Run (Alex Garoutte Kick) 1424
TD11:10Marion Grice 9 Yd Run (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 2024