Another week in the SEC equals another loss for Mizzou. This time at the hands of an opponent only the most delusional Tiger fan thought they had a chance to beat, Alabama. It was a rain soaked afternoon where nothing went right for Mizzou from turnovers, missed tackles, poor decisions to this play by LaMichael Fanning, a Alabama defense player, who upended MU running back Russell Hansbrough with a WWF style move:
With 3 of Mizzou;s 4 SEC losses coming at home it appears that the notoriously poor traveling fan base has failed to show up to home games as well. The good news for the Tiger’s is that they cannot add to the L column this as they are on a bye.
Here is what the media had to say about Saturday’s dismal performance by the Tigers:
Mizzou run over by Alabama | MissourNet
The #1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide outgained Mizzou 533-126 and gained 362 yards on the ground with six rushing touchdowns in a 42-10 final at Faurot Field. Eddie Lacy rushed for 178 yards and three scores and T.J. Yeldon added 144 yards and two scores.
Lacy and Yeldon each scored two touchdowns in the first 24:20 of the game before lightning delayed the game for 40 minutes.
Bama’s run game finds its footing against Mizzou | STL Today
if you add the distance he (Bama RB Lacy) covered cutting across the field while outrunning much of the Mizzou defense, Lacy certainly topped 100 yards on that one carry.
That’s not something the junior does routinely given a full game. But his career-high 177 yards were the most glaring indictment of a Mizzou defense that had been fairly solid.
Alabama scored six touchdowns on the ground with Yeldon adding two, including a flying leap from just inside the 5-yard line on which he successfully broke the plane of the goal line with the ball in his left hand.
No 1 Alabama Crushes Mizzou 42-10 | Fox 4 KC
Alabama (6-0, 3-0 SEC) finished the game with 533 total yards on offense. Mizzou finished with 129 total yards. Most of the Tide’s yards came on the ground, as they posted a whopping 362 yards rushing. Missouri rushed for a total of 3 yards.
It didn’t take long for Alabama to put points on the board. On the second play from scrimmage, junior running back Eddie Lacy broke off a 73-yard touchdown run to put the Crimson Tide up 7-0.
Mizzou freshman quarterback Corbin Berkstresser threw an interception at midfield with 7:19 left in the first quarter. Three plays later, Lacy ran for his second TD on the day, and the Tide took a 14-0 lead.
The Tigers responded by having a punt blocked at their own 17-yd line. Shortly thereafter, freshman RB T.J. Yeldon gave the Tide a 21-0 lead with a 1-yd TD run. Yeldon poured it on in the second quarter with his second rushing TD of the day, a 15-yd run that gave Bama a 28-0 lead.
Tide Roll Against Mizzou | CBS 42
“Basically the offensive line came out and they dominated,” Lacy said. “I mean, every time we made a big run it was because they made a big hole for us.”
Alabama did enough things right after the unscheduled break to disappoint the few thousand fans who didn’t leave for good during the 38-minute lightning delay.
the Tigers (3-4, 0-4) have been outscored 126-55 in their first season in the SEC, and have been competitive to the finish in only last week’s 19-15 loss at home to Vanderbilt.
Kendial Lawrence had 33 yards on seven carries but Missouri finished with just 3 yards on 28 carries including 53 yards in losses by Berkstresser, 42 of them on a sack-lost fumble at the end of the half.
Mizzou looks to recover after ‘Bama wins 42-10 | Go Vols Xtra
Missouri’s season-long offensive woes continued on Saturday in a 42-10 drubbing by Alabama (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference). The Tigers gained just three rushing yards on 28 carries and 126 passing yards while converting just two of 15 third-down plays. Missouri (3-4, 0-4 SEC) failed to score an offensive touchdown for the first time in 90 games.
Missouri had few bright spots, spotting Alabama a 21-point lead in the first quarter, with none of Alabama’s scoring drives taking more than three plays or lasting longer than 72 seconds.
Eddie Lacy had a career-best 177 yards on 18 carries and three touchdowns for Alabama, including a 73-yarder on the game’s second snap, for his second 100-yard game of the year. T.J. Yeldon had 144 yards on 18 carries and two TDs, also his second time in triple digits this season. That gave Alabama a pair of 100-yard rushers in the same game for the first time this season.
Mizzou drenched, drubbed and dreadful in loss | STL Today
The dismantling by top-ranked Alabama, which led 27-0 before a lightning delay 21 minutes 20 seconds into the game, punctuated the end of the first half of MU’s first Southeastern Conference season thusly:
The Tigers are 0-4 in league play and have been outscored 133-55.
Alabama (6-0 overall, 3-0 SEC) outgained MU 533-129 in yardage, outrushed the Tigers 362-3 and held them without an offensive touchdown in a game for the first time since 2005.
When the teams left the field (for the rain delay), Alabama had 311 yards, MU 40, and the Tide had 11 first downs to Mizzou’s two.