Connor Bazelak squeezed a full day of manufacturing into one half Saturday as he led Missouri to a 59-28 victory over Southeast Missouri.

Bazelak accomplished 21 of 30 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns for the Tigers (2-1). He unfold the ball to 10 receivers and related on a 46-yard landing cross to D’onte Smith and a 52-yard TD cross to Chance Luper.

THE TAKEAWAY

Southeast Missouri: The Redhawks misplaced foremost receiver Aaron Alston when he was known as for specializing in inside the primary quarter. Alston hit Missouri punt returner Smith with the crown of his helmet. The SEMO passing recreation, which had struggled in opposition to FCS opponents the primary two weeks of the season, couldn’t afford to lose its most attention-grabbing weapon in opposition to an FBS opponent.

Missouri: After permitting a mixed 604 dashing yards to Central Michigan and Kentucky inside the primary two video video video games of the season, the Tigers’ security wished a confidence-builder — if not a hug — in opposition to SEMO. Missouri gave up merely 56 dashing yards inside the primary half whereas the starters had been collaborating in. But the reserves struggled mightily, permitting 238 dashing yards contained in the second half and on no account even touching Q’Nairies Anderson on a 75-yard landing run late contained in the fourth quarter.

UP NEXT

Missouri: The Tigers go to Boston College subsequent Saturday.

Southeast Missouri: The Redhawks open Ohio Valley Conference play at dwelling in opposition to Tennessee State subsequent Saturday.