Sound the alarms, the Missouri Tigers are on a winning streak!
Drew Lock and the Tigers traveled to Storrs and took care of business against the UConn Huskies, 52-12, for the first road win of Barry Odom’s coaching career.
The game got off to a bit of a rocky start for the Tigers, after a botched snap on a punt led to a UConn safety. Lock and the Tigers responded with three straight touchdowns, though. One to J’Mon Moore and two to tight end Al Okwuegbunam, who is quickly becoming Mizzou’s best red zone weapon.
After a UConn field goal made it 21-5, Mizzou scored 24 straight points. Ish Witter provided the lone rushing touchdown of the day, Moore struck again, and Johnathon Johnson struck for a 72 yard touchdown off a slant.
Lock finished the day 31-37 with 377 yards and five touchdowns, bringing his totals for the last two weeks to 54-70 with 844 yards, 11 touchdowns, and just one interception.
Sure, it’s just Idaho and UConn, but the Tigers will take it. For the first time all year, they’ve played a complete game of solid football in back to back weeks. Lock has looked like one of the nation’s best quarterbacks, which was the praise coming into the season, and the defense has looked like Mizzou of old.
Suddenly, the Tigers look like they can be in play for a potential 5-7 bowl, if not somehow sneak to 6-6, with Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Vanderbilt all still on the schedule.