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Missouri pulls away late, avoids upset at the hands of the Heat

Thanks to some tough running by QB James Franklin, the Missouri Tigers were able to prevail over the upset-minded Missouri Heat.

Riding the momentum of 50k+ screaming fans, the Tigers were able to jump out to an early 10-3 lead. The game had all the makings of a blowout heading into the second quarter, but the Heat had other ideas.

On the field, the Heat began to chip away at Missouri's defense, notching two field goals before the end of the first half. It was their strategy off the field however, that was more effective. The Heat took aim at Mizzou's biggest weakness, their horrendous fanbase. What better way to negate home-field advantage than by coercing two-thirds of the fans to vacate the stadium?

The Heat's strategy started to pay dividends right away, and with 4:22 left in the third quarter the Missouri lead had been cut to one. The Heat had Mizzou on the ropes, and thanks to the absence of any form of support from the crowd, it seemed unlikely that the Tigers would be able to muster enough energy to pull out a win.

Unfortunately for the Heat, the level of talent on the Missouri roster was just too much to overcome. The dynamic duo of Henry Josey and Marcus Murphy found the end zone once each in the second half, propelling the Tigers to a 38-23 victory.

After the game, frustrated Missouri players took to Twitter to vent about their fanbase's embarrassing showing.

If Mizzou wants to compete in the SEC this year, they will need a much stronger performance from their fans.

Or cooler game-time temperatures. That would probably help too.

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