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Tigers Down Central Florida 21-16 - Match Report

Tigers Down Central Florida 21-16 - Match Report

Central Florida was unable to contain Kendial Lawrence on Saturday and the result was a 21-16 Week 5 loss against the Tigers.

Missouri won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 48.5.

James Franklin completed 19 of 30 pass attempts for 257 yards for the Tigers in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Knights defense.

Storm Johnson rushed for 93 yards for Central Florida, while Brynn Harvey added 25 yards. Blake Bortles threw for 267 yards for the Knights, while receivers J.J. Worton and Rob Calabrese had 56 and 41 yards respectively.

Missouri was outgained by Central Florida 395-346 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 27-16 by the Knights.

The time of possession battle favored Central Florida as their offense was on the field for 33:13, longer than the 26:47 of their opponents.

Missouri looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Vanderbilt. Central Florida will aim to get back on the winning track vs East Carolina.