Missouri 62, Southeastern Louisiana 10:
Kendial Lawrence rushed for 121 yards and a pair of touchdowns as host Missouri trounced Southeastern Louisiana.
The Tigers (1-0) scored on their first two offensive possessions and turned the Lions' first two drives into defensive touchdowns, cruising to victory in the tune-up for their Southeastern Conference opener next week against No. 6 Georgia.
Missouri racked up 28 points in the opening 7:41, thanks to an opportunistic defense. Zaviar Gooden intercepted Nathan Stanley's pass on Southeastern Louisiana's second offensive play and returned it 20 yards for a score. On the Lions' next possession, Kony Ealy sacked and stripped Stanley, and Michael Sam scooped it up and returned it seven yards for a score.
Lawrence had just 10 carries but made the most of them, reeling off a career-long 76-yard touchdown run to make it 21-0. He added a 1-yard scoring run in the third quarter, extending the lead to 34-3.
Marcus Murphy helped Missouri blow it open with a pair of punt return touchdowns of 70 and 72 yards, marking the second time in school history the Tigers had two return touchdowns in the same game and the first time the same player produced both.
Missouri quarterback James Franklin was 13-for-21 for 131 yards and a touchdown, hooking up with T.J. Moe for a 2-yard score on the opening drive. Franklin added 39 yards on six carries.
Backup Corbin Berkstresser relieved Franklin late in the third quarter and capped a scoring drive with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Jimmie Hunt. GAME NOTEBOOK:
The last time Missouri scored two defensive touchdowns in a game was in 2006 at Texas Tech. … Murphy's 70-yard punt return was the longest by a Missouri player since Jeremy Maclin took one 75 yards in the 2008 Alamo Bowl. … Moe tied Kenny Holly for sixth on the school's all-time list with 151 receptions and passed Holly for 10th all-time in receiving yards (1,728). … Gooden has intercepted a pass in three straight games dating to last season. … Highly-touted freshman WR Dorial Green-Beckham had three catches for 32 yards for Missouri. … Missouri improved to 78-39-5 all-time in season openers and has won 11 straight and 15 of 16. … The Lions dropped to 0-16 all-time against FBS opponents.