Scores

Final

South Dakota St 18

(0-1, 0-1 away)

(24) Missouri 38

(1-0, 1-0 home)

Coverage: ESPNU

3:30 PM ET, August 30, 2014

Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field, Columbia, MO

1 2 3 4 T
SDSU 7 3 8 018
#24MIZZ 21 0 7 1038

Top Performers

Passing: M. Mauk (MIZZ) - 178 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: Z. Zenner (SDSU) - 17 CAR, 103 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. White (MIZZ) - 2 REC, 83 YDS, 2 TD

No. 24 Missouri defeats South Dakota St 38-18

Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Maty Mauk threw for 178 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 24 Missouri past South Dakota State 38-18 in the season opener for both teams Saturday.

Mauk seemed at ease early, finding receiver Darius White crossing behind the Jackrabbits' defense for a 44-yard touchdown pass just 50 seconds into the game. The Tigers extended their lead to 21-10 at halftime and never trailed.

Zach Zenner rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries for South Dakota State (0-1), who fell to 0-7 against FBS teams since moving to Division I in 2004. Zach Lujan completed 21 of 28 passes for 239 yards and an interception in place of Austin Sumner, who left the game in the first quarter and did not return.

Missouri moved to 14-0 all-time against Football Championship Subdivision teams and has won 13 consecutive season openers.

The Tigers' early 7-0 lead lasted only one play thanks to a 75-yard touchdown run by Zenner, but Mauk found White again on the third drive, this time for a 39-yard pass in the corner of the end zone behind safety Anthony Sherrils. White finished with two receptions for 83 yards and two touchdowns.

Missouri added another score in the first quarter on Russell Hansbrough's 10-yard run that featured a missed tackle and a bit of misdirection. Hansbrough started after backing up Henry Josey last year, finishing with 20 carries for a career-high 126 yards.

Safety Duron Singleton set up the touchdown with his first career interception for Missouri, catching Sumner's pass at South Dakota State's 29-yard line and returning it 19 yards. The play marked the 45th consecutive game in which the Tigers forced a turnover, the longest such streak in the country.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SDSU
MIZZ
1st Downs1519
Total Yards365393
Passing246178
Rushing119215
Penalties5-255-27
3rd Down Conversions5-153-11
4th Down Conversions0-02-2
Turnovers30
Possession35:2424:36

Passing Leaders

South Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Zach Lujan21/282398.501
Austin Sumner2/471.801
MissouriC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Maty Mauk13/211788.530

Rushing Leaders

South Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Zach Zenner171036.1275
Austin Sumner2189.0017
MissouriCARYDSAVGTDLG
Russell Hansbrough201266.3125
Marcus Murphy9546.0012

Receiving Leaders

South Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jake Wieneke610717.8045
Jason Schneider56713.4027
MissouriRECYDSAVGTDLG
Darius White28341.5244
Bud Sasser23718.5129

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSDSUMIZZ
TD14:10Darius White 44 Yd pass from Maty Mauk (Andrew Baggett Kick)Watch Highlight 07
TD13:57Zach Zenner 75 Yd Run (Justin Syrovatka Kick)77
TD7:38Darius White 39 Yd pass from Maty Mauk (Andrew Baggett Kick)714
TD6:31Russell Hansbrough 10 Yd Run (Andrew Baggett Kick)721
SECOND QUARTERSDSUMIZZ
FG3:58Justin Syrovatka 39 Yd Field Goal Watch Highlight 1021
THIRD QUARTERSDSUMIZZ
TD10:28Zach Zenner 3 Yd Run (Zach Lujan Pass to Jason Schneider for Two-Point Conversion)Watch Highlight 1821
TD10:12Marcus Murphy 100 Yd Kickoff Return (Andrew Baggett Kick)Watch Highlight 1828
FOURTH QUARTERSDSUMIZZ
TD10:18Bud Sasser 29 Yd pass from Maty Mauk (Andrew Baggett Kick)Watch Highlight 1835
FG1:13Andrew Baggett 44 Yd Field Goal Watch Highlight 1838