The Missouri Tigers have not been able to defeat the Texas Longhorns since 1997. That seems like it all might change this weekend, however, as Mizzou has taken a a 14-3 lead at halftime after keeping Texas off the scoreboard for the entire second quarter.
The Tigers quarterback, James Franklin, has been the early catalyst for the Missouri offense in the first half. Franklin has had an up and down season thus far, but Saturday looks like it will be an other 'up' week as he's completed 10 of his 12 passing attempts for 115 yards -- and ran in a touchdown to boot.
Running back Kendial Lawrence has also been solid for the Tigers as he's carried eight times for 79 yards and a score as Missouri looks to get away from its current losing record.
As far as Texas is concerned, the No. 16 team in the nation, their offense just hasn't been moving the ball. Quarterback David Ash has completed 8-of-15 for 90 yards, but also has thrown the game's only interception. His running game hasn't been able to help, either, as the Texas backs have combined for 55 yards on 22 attempts.
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