University of Missouri

No. 24 Missouri pulls away from South Dakota State in fourth quarter, wins season opener 38-18

No. 24 Missouri wasn’t expecting Marcus Murphy to be called on to turn the tide Saturday against South Dakota State with a third-quarter kickoff return touchdown in a 38-18 season-opening win at Memorial Stadium. It shouldn’t have been so difficult for the Tigers, who are the reigning SEC East division champions, but credit the Jackrabbits, who are ranked No. 10 in the Football Championship Subdivision, for keeping the game close well into the fourth quarter despite playing the final three quarters with a backup quarterback.


Live updates, stats from tonight’s Royals-Indians game

Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Saturday night’s Royals-Indians game for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Star’s Royals beat reporter, and other Star sportswriters and editors. First pitch is set for 6:10 p.m. on Fox Sports Kansas City.

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