NCAAF Game Recap - Missouri at Tennessee
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:30 PM EST

Cit
17
Ala
50
F
Duke
6
Clem
35
F
Syr
3
ND
36
F
Ind
20
Mich
31
F
UMass
27
UGA
66
F
Kans
40
Okla
55
F
WVU
41
OkSt
45
F
Ariz
28
WaSt
69
F
OHSt
52
MD
51
F OT
Rice
10
LSU
42
F
Cin
13
UCF
38
F
IASt
10
Tex
24
F
UtSt
29
ColSt
24
F
Idaho
10
Fla
63
F
PSU
20
Rut
7
F
OreSt
23
Wash
42
F
MidTN
23
KY
34
F
Utah
30
Colo
7
F
BC
21
FlaSt
22
F
Boise
45
NM
14
F
NW
24
Minn
14
F
Stan
Cal
PPD
Ark
6
MisSt
52
F
WestMI
41
Ball
42
F OT
Buff
17
Ohio
52
F
MiaOH
13
NIU
7
F
Toled
56
Kent
34
F
Tul
17
Hou
48
F
FlAtl
38
NorTx
41
F
Mem
28
SMU
18
F
MSU
6
Neb
9
F
TCU
16
Bayl
9
F
Pitt
34
Wake
13
F
SoFL
17
Temp
27
F
Colg
14
Army
28
F
NCSt
52
Lou
10
F
VMI
14
OD
77
F
FLInt
42
Char
35
F
GASt
17
App
45
F
UTSA
0
Marsh
23
F
Nev
21
SJSU
12
F
ULMon
17
ArkSt
31
F
WCU
26
UNC
49
F
TxSt
7
Troy
12
F
USC
27
UCLA
34
F
LaTec
20
SMiss
21
F
TxTch
6
K St
21
F
Iowa
63
Ill
0
F
MiaFL
38
VaTec
14
F
Mizzu
50
Tenn
17
F
Wisc
47
Purd
44
F(2OT)
Tuls
29
Navy
37
F
UVA
27
GATec
30
F OT
BGSU
21
Akr
6
F
AF
27
Wyo
35
F
Lib
0
Aub
53
F
SoAl
38
ULLaf
48
F
GaSo
41
CoCar
17
F
UAB
20
TxAM
41
F
UConn
21
ECU
55
F
UTEP
16
W Ky
40
F
Miss
29
Vand
36
F OT
Chat
9
SCar
49
F
NMSt
10
BYU
45
F
SDSU
14
Fres
23
F
AzSt
29
Oreg
31
F
UNLV
28
Hawaii
35
F

Nov 17, 2018, 3:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Missouri (7-4)

6

20

14

10

50

Tennessee (5-6)

0

10

7

0

17

Missouri trounces Tennessee 50-17 for third straight win
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:39 PM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Missouri quarterback Drew Lock remembers how Tennessee fans roasted him on social media after the Tigers hired Derek Dooley as offensive coordinator.

"I still had Twitter at that time and I was getting tagged in all of these tweets from Tennessee people, (saying), `Aww, Drew Lock's got Derek Dooley now. Here he goes down the drain, Blah, blah, blah,"' Lock said.

Lock issued one heck of a response Saturday as Missouri trounced the Volunteers 50-17 in Dooley's return to Tennessee, which fired him as head coach six years ago.

With Lock throwing two touchdown passes and Larry Rountree rushing for 135 yards, Missouri (7-4, 3-4 SEC) breezed to its third straight victory. This win had to be particularly sweet for Dooley, who went 15-21 as Tennessee's coach from 2010-12.

Rather than going down the drain under Dooley, Lock is moving up the Southeastern Conference rankings for career passing yardage.

Lock went 21 of 30 for 257 yards Saturday and now has thrown for 11,599 yards in his career to reach second place on the SEC's all-time list. Lock overtook David Greene, who passed for 11,528 yards at Georgia from 2001-04.

"That feels really good," Lock said. "That is definitely really cool, especially to be able to do it here with Coach Dooley."

The SEC record holder is Aaron Murray, who compiled 13,166 career passing yards for Georgia from 2010-13.

Ty Chandler had two touchdown runs for Tennessee (5-6, 2-5), which lost starting quarterback Jarrett Guarantano to an injury after he was sacked twice in the first quarter . Keller Chryst replaced Guarantano early in the second period and went 7 of 19 for 173 yards with two interceptions.

"Missouri outcoached us, outplayed us today," Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt said.

Pruitt had no postgame update on the status of Guarantano or wide receiver Marquez Callaway, who also was knocked out of the game after catching two passes for 98 yards.

Missouri outgained Tennessee 117-(minus-17) in the first quarter but only had a 6-0 lead to show for it after two drives stalled in the red zone, forcing the Tigers to settle for field goals.

The momentum briefly changed after Chryst entered the game. Chryst's 41-yard completion to Jauan Jennings on a third-and-6 play set up a 5-yard touchdown run from Ty Chandler that put Tennessee ahead 7-6.

Missouri went back ahead for good with a touchdown on its next drive, beginning a stretch of four straight possessions in which it reached the end zone.

With Tennessee trailing 19-10, the Vols reached Missouri's 28-yard line in the final minute of the half before DeMarkus Acy picked off a Chryst pass and delivered a 76-yard interception return. That turnover put Missouri at Tennessee's 11 to set up Lock's 3-yard touchdown pass to Johnathon Johnson, which gave the Tigers a 26-10 advantage.

"We had a chance to put some points on the board and we make a bad throw and they run it (most) of the way back, at least a 10-point swing there," Pruitt said.

After both teams reached the end zone on their opening possessions of the second half, another Tennessee turnover put the game out of reach.

Tennessee's Carlin Fils-aime fumbled on his only carry of the night, and Joshuah Bledsoe picked it up and ran 39 yards for a Missouri touchdown that made it 40-17.

"I didn't think we'd be in position in the third quarter to milk the clock," Missouri coach Barry Odom said, "but that is the way the game unfolded."

TAKEAWAYS

Missouri: Don't bet against the Tigers in November. Missouri improved its November record to 9-2 under Odom, who's in his third year on the job. The Tigers won easily Saturday even though an ankle injury limited Damarea Crockett to three carries for 10 yards after he rushed for over 100 yards each of the last two weeks. Missouri has won its last eight November games. Last year, the Tigers won their final six regular-season games before falling to Texas in the Texas Bowl.

Tennessee: The Vols still can become bowl eligible by winning at Vanderbilt, which would represent a giant step forward for a program that finished 4-8 and went winless in SEC competition last year.

"We want to go to a bowl game, we've got to go get it," Chandler said. "It's not going to be handed to us."

FAMILIAR SCORE

This is the second straight year that Missouri has beaten Tennessee 50-17. Tennessee fired Butch Jones as coach the day after last season's Missouri-Tennessee game, which featured Missouri scoring 33 unanswered points to break a 17-all tie.

TARGETING CALLS

Missouri linebacker Tavon Ross got a targeting penalty in the first half. Tennessee linebacker Shanon Reid and Missouri defensive end Nate Anderson drew targeting penalties in the second half, which means the two of them won't be able to play in the first half of their regular-season finales.

UP NEXT

Missouri hosts Arkansas on Friday.

Tennessee visits Vanderbilt on Saturday.

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Passing

Mizzu Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Lock 30 21 70.0 2 257 44 0 118.3
Tenn Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Guarantano 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
K. Chryst 19 7 36.8 0 173 49 2 31.1

Rushing

Mizzu Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
L. Rountree III 26 135 5.2 20 1
S. Bakare 9 41 4.6 15 1
Tenn Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Chandler 14 82 5.9 33 2
T. Jordan 6 18 3.0 18 0

Receiving

Mizzu Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Blanton 1 0 0.0 0 0
E. Hall 4 74 18.5 30 0
Tenn Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
M. Callaway 2 98 49.0 49 0
J. Jennings 1 41 41.0 41 0

Fumbles

Mizzu F FL
J. Johnson 1 1

Returning

Mizzu KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
R. Floyd 1 26.0 0 26 1 2.0 0 2
Tenn KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
N. Warrior 1 17.0 0 17 0 - 0 0
M. Callaway 0 - 0 0 1 2.0 0 2

Punting

Mizzu Punt Yds Avg LgPu
C. Fatony 3 127 42.3 47
Tenn Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Doyle 6 262 43.7 49

Takeaways

Mizzu Int Yds InTD
D. Acy 2 83 0
J. Bledsoe 0 0 0
Tenn Int Yds InTD
B. Buchanan 0 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Mizzu Tenn
Points For 50 17
Total Yards 484 255
Rushing Yards 227 82
Passing Yards 257 173
Passing Completions / Attempts 21/30 7/21
Turnovers 1 3
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 2/1
First Downs 29 11
Penalties - Yards 10/79 6/59
Time Of Possession 22:22 38:38
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/14 2/10
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 3/42 6/44

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Mizzu Tenn
Mizzu 3:26 FG Tucker McCann 35 yd FG 3 0
Mizzu 13:45 FG Tucker McCann 23 yd FG 6 0
2nd Quarter Mizzu Tenn
Tenn 4:15 TD Ty Chandler 6 yd run (Brent Cimaglia kick) 6 7
Mizzu 6:45 TD Tyler Badie 4 yd run (Tucker McCann kick) 13 7
Tenn 9:24 FG Brent Cimaglia 21 yd FG 13 10
Mizzu 13:21 TD Dominic Gicinto 8 yd pass from Drew Lock (blocked XP) 19 10
Mizzu 14:45 TD Johnathon Johnson 3 yd pass from Drew Lock (Tucker McCann kick) 26 10
3rd Quarter Mizzu Tenn
Tenn 2:10 TD Ty Chandler 2 yd run (Brent Cimaglia kick) 26 17
Mizzu 4:45 TD Larry Rountree III 2 yd run (Tucker McCann kick) 33 17
Mizzu 5:45 TD Joshuah Bledsoe 39 yd fumble return (Tucker McCann kick) 40 17
4th Quarter Mizzu Tenn
Mizzu 2:58 FG Tucker McCann 39 yd FG 43 17
Mizzu 12:07 TD Simi Bakare 2 yd run (Tucker McCann kick) 50 17

Game Information

Stadium: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tennessee
Attendance: 88,224
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