The key: Pick one of junior wide receiver J’Mon Moore’s three touchdowns during a 30-point first quarter. He’d finish with a school-record four touchdowns.
The key: Sophomore quarterback Drew Lock finished the first half (and game) 26 of 36 for 402 yards with a school-record five touchdowns. He also threw five touchdowns two weeks ago against Eastern Michigan.
The key: After initially declining to shorten the second half, Delaware State agreed at halftime to play 10-minute third and fourth quarters.
The key: Lock’s backup, sophomore quarterback Marvin Zanders, scored on a 14-yard run, part of a three-touchdown effort (two rushing, one passing) in the second half.
Missouri’s 698 yards were the most since churning out a school-record 744 in a 69-0 win Sept. 17, 2011, against Western Illinois. The Tigers could pretty much do whatever they wanted whenever they wanted.
It doesn’t get better than a shutout. Mizzou only allowed 7 total yards in the second half, including minus-3 yards on seven carries. That’s just ridiculous.
Another missed extra point gives Mizzou three this season and a targeting penalty on a fake-punt pass plus a poor game-opening kickoff return were some of the few glaring mistakes in the game.
Faking a punt on fourth-and-7 from midfield in a 30-0 game on the first play of the second quarter? C’mon, that deserved a minus. Otherwise, first-year coach Barry Odom got a ton of guys into the game.
Player of the game: Junior wide receiver J’Mon Moore had a career-high eight catches for 114 yards with a program-record four touchdown receptions.
Reason to hope: Missouri has a legitimately prolific offense and an improving defense (at least, that’s the presumption). Both will be tested more at LSU.
Reason to mope: Junior right guard Alec Abeln, who started at center with Sam Bailey sidelined by an ankle injury, also suffered a sprained ankle.
Looking ahead: Missouri plays its first game at LSU. There’s nothing easy about playing under the lights at Death Valley, but it’s a chance for Barry Odom’s crew to make a statement.