The Mizzou Tigers prepare to take on the University of Central Florida Knights at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri on September 13, 2014. UPI/Bill Gutweiler By BILL GUTWEILER
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Bud Sasser scored two touchdowns and Russell Hansbrough added another to lead Missouri past Vanderbilt 24-14 Saturday and end a two-game home losing streak.
After scoring twice apiece on special teams and defense last week at Florida, the Tigers (6-2, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) used three touchdowns by their offense against the Commodores (2-6, 0-5).
Missouri gained 385 total yards, easily eclipsing its combined total of 266 yards in its last two games. Maty Mauk completed 11 of 23 passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns while Marcus Murphy added 93 rushing yards on 16 carries.
Johnny McCrary completed 17 of 31 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start for Vanderbilt, becoming the team’s fourth quarterback to start this season because of injuries.
Missouri leaned heavily on its rushing attack, running 46 times for 244 yards compared to 23 passing attempts.