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Missouri Defeats Miami (Ohio) 17-6 - Recap

The Tigers grabbed a Week 1 victory over the RedHawks on Saturday, winning 17-6 at Memorial Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Tigers were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 21. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 48.5.

James Franklin completed 17 of 26 pass attempts for 129 yards for the Tigers in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the RedHawks defense.

Erik Finklea rushed for 71 yards for Miami (Ohio), while Orne Bey added 5 yards. Zac Dysert threw for 194 yards for the RedHawks, while receivers Chris Givens and David Frazier had 71 and 55 yards respectively.

Miami (Ohio) lost the offensive yardage battle to Missouri 291-270 yards in Saturday's game. Miami (Ohio) had more first downs as that total ended up 19-15.

Missouri lost the time of possession battle 33:44/26:16, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Next game, Missouri takes its act on the road to face Arizona State looking for another win. For Miami (Ohio), they head on the road to face Minnesota.