Franklin, Ealy pace Mizzou to win over pass-happy Indiana - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Franklin, Ealy pace Mizzou to win over pass-happy Indiana

  • MissouriMore>>

  • Mizzou to square off against Texas in Texas Bowl

    Mizzou to square off against Texas in Texas Bowl

    Sunday, December 3 2017 3:55 PM EST2017-12-03 20:55:08 GMT
    Sunday, December 3 2017 3:55 PM EST2017-12-03 20:55:08 GMT
    twitter.com/izzouFootballtwitter.com/izzouFootball

    The Missouri Tigers football team will face a familiar foe as they go bowling. 

    More >>

    The Missouri Tigers football team will face a familiar foe as they go bowling. 

    More >>
  • Mizzou-Illinois football rivalry to return for four years beginning in 2026

    Mizzou-Illinois football rivalry to return for four years beginning in 2026

    Monday, November 20 2017 4:01 PM EST2017-11-20 21:01:41 GMT
    Monday, November 20 2017 4:01 PM EST2017-11-20 21:01:41 GMT
    (Mizzou Twitter)(Mizzou Twitter)
    A week after it announced football games with the Kansas State Wildcats, the Missouri Tigers football program announced that another rivalry will be renewed.  The Braggin' Rights rivalry with the Illinois Fighting Illini will return on the gridiron for four years from 2026-2029.  Illinois will host the games in 2026 and 2028, while Mizzou will play host in 2027 and 2029.  Missouri, who leads the all-time series between the teams 17-7, won six straight games the teams...More >>
    A week after it announced football games with the Kansas State Wildcats, the Missouri Tigers football program announced that another rivalry will be renewed.  The Braggin' Rights rivalry with the Illinois Fighting Illini will return on the gridiron for four years from 2026-2029.  Illinois will host the games in 2026 and 2028, while Mizzou will play host in 2027 and 2029.  Missouri, who leads the all-time series between the teams 17-7, won six straight games the teams...More >>

Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON, IN - James Franklin threw for 343 yards and two touchdowns, and defensive end Kony Ealy returned an interception 49 yards for a score to lead Missouri past Indiana 45-28 on Saturday night.

The Tigers (3-0) won in Bloomington for the first time since 1953 and ended an eight-game winless streak in this series, though the teams hadn't played since 1992.

Indiana (2-2) was led by Nate Sudfeld, who threw for 229 yards and one TD, but he was picked off three times. The Hoosiers now have a bye week before hosting Penn State on Oct. 5.

It was the only regular-season meeting between schools from the Big Ten and SEC, but the highly-anticipated shootout became a one-sided affair after the Hoosiers tied the score at 14 midway through the second quarter.

Franklin broke the tie with his 1-yard TD run. Then 275-pound Ealy leapt up, picked off Sudfeld and scored to make it 28-14.

Indiana never recovered.

On a night the Hoosiers wore their chrome-striped helmets and celebrated the 20-year anniversary of their Independence Bowl team, fans got to see a little bit of everything in the first 30 minutes.

While Franklin and Sudfeld were busy trading scores, each team had a receiver top the 100-yard mark. And during two quarters in which the teams combined for 627 yards, 93 plays, six touchdowns and five turnovers, the two biggest turned out to be a successful fake field goal that eventually led to a Missouri touchdown and Ealy's interception and touchdown trot.

Missouri, which led 28-14 at the half thanks to Ealy, made it 31-14 on Andrew Baggett's 31-yard field goal late in the third quarter. Franklin then hooked up with L'Damian Washington on a 14-yard TD pass early in the fourth to seal it.

Coach Gary Pinkel won his 93rd game at Missouri, tying Dan Devine for second on the school's all-time victory list.

Indiana did manage to get a 68-yard scoring pass from Tre Roberson to Shane Wynn with 11:24 left in the fourth and Roberson scored on a short run with 10 seconds to go, but the Hoosiers never got a chance to get close.

Franklin finished 32 of 47. Marcus Lucas caught 10 passes for 101 yards, Dorial Green-Beckham had eight catches for 105 yards and a score, and Russell Hansbrough ran 13 times for 104 yards and scored a TD.

Sudfeld was 21 of 39. Cody Latimer had eight catches for 139 yards and a score, while Wynn caught five passes for 90 yards and another TD.

  • SEC FootballSEC CoverageMore>>

  • Third UGA football player arrested since SEC Championship victory

    Third UGA football player arrested since SEC Championship victory

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 1:30 PM EST2017-12-13 18:30:58 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:08 AM EST2017-12-14 16:08:13 GMT
    Source: University of Georgia via websiteSource: University of Georgia via website

    Freshman defensive back Latavious Brini was arrested on a felony charge of forgery in in the first degree. 

    More >>

    Freshman defensive back Latavious Brini was arrested on a felony charge of forgery in in the first degree. 

    More >>
  • Bulldog legend reminisces about 1943 Rose Bowl

    Bulldog legend reminisces about 1943 Rose Bowl

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 5:09 PM EST2017-12-13 22:09:36 GMT
    Wednesday, December 13 2017 5:15 PM EST2017-12-13 22:15:46 GMT
    Charley Trippi with his wife Peggy. (Source: WGCL)Charley Trippi with his wife Peggy. (Source: WGCL)

    The march to the championship is extra special for a Georgia football legend. 

    More >>

    The march to the championship is extra special for a Georgia football legend. 

    More >>
  • LSU back at practice, focus turns to Notre Dame

    LSU back at practice, focus turns to Notre Dame

    Derrius Guice should be avaliable for Notre Dame game. Source: Mark LaGrangeDerrius Guice should be avaliable for Notre Dame game. Source: Mark LaGrange
    LSU went back to work this week in preparation for the Citrus Bowl against Notre Dame. A win would be nice, but this is also a chance to get some freshman playing time to get ready for 2018. Well it'll come in practice only. "Those guys will get more reps. So I'll give them a couple of more reps at the end of a team period. It's sending the wrong message to our football team. It's all focus on winning the game. Exactly what we did last year," said LSU Head Coach Ed Org...More >>
    LSU went back to work this week in preparation for the Citrus Bowl against Notre Dame. A win would be nice, but this is also a chance to get some freshman playing time to get ready for 2018. Well it'll come in practice only. "Those guys will get more reps. So I'll give them a couple of more reps at the end of a team period. It's sending the wrong message to our football team. It's all focus on winning the game. Exactly what we did last year," said LSU Head Coach Ed Org...More >>
Powered by Frankly