Missouri football kicks off its 2018 season with a Week 1 game against the UT-Martin Skyhawks.
Missouri ended the 2017 season with six-straight regular-season wins before a deflating loss to Texas in the Texas Bowl. The Skyhawks have beaten one FBS team in the school’s history; that came in 2012 against Memphis.
Here’s all the information fans need to know before, during and following Missouri’s season opener.
Missouri football vs. UT-Martin: Game thread, live updates
Starting left guard Kevin Pendleton out for the game. He had a knee brace on and wasn’t wearing pads during pregame warmups.
15:00 — Tucker McCann kicks it out of the end zone for a touchback to start off the season.
10:58 — Damarea Crockett finds a massive hole, breaks a few tackles and bulldozes his way nine yards into the end zone for a touchdown. Mizzou 7, UT Martin 0
7:22 — Lock throws a 34-yard dime to Emanuel Hall for a touchdown. Mizzou 14, UT Martin 0
14:57 — Larry Rountree III finds a gap and easily scores on a one yard touchdown run. Mizzou 21, UT Martin 0
14:12 — Brandon Lee forces a fumble, Cam Hilton recovers it. Missouri takes over on the UT Martin 32-yard-line.
12:55 — With a receiver draped all over him, Emanuel Hall grabs a 31-yard touchdown pass from Lock. Mizzou 28, UT Martin 0
9:34 — UT Martin running back Jaimiee Bowe pounds it in from a couple inches out for a touchdown. Mizzou 28, UT Martin 7
8:03 — Tucker McCann splits the uprights with a 27-yard field goal. Missouri 31, UT Martin 7
2:43 — Lock heaves another perfect touchdown pass; this time to Johnathon Johnson in the corner of the end zone. Mizzou 38, UT Martin 7
Starting safety Khalil Oliver to miss the second half due to a sprained left ankle. Lock still in the game at quarterback.
13:14 — Drew Lock heaves a bomb 70 yards down the field to freshman wide receiver Kam Scott for a touchdown. He’s 19-25 for 289 yards and four touchdowns with a rating of 225.9. Mizzou 45, UT Martin 7
6:58 — Tucker McCann knocks a 32-yard field goal through the uprights. Mizzou 48, UT Martin 7
4:34 — A missed assignment leads to a wide open LaDarius Galloway 51-yard touchdown reception on a swing pass. Mizzou 48, UT Martin 14
13:32 — Backup Sean Koetting converts on a 32-yard field goal. Mizzou 51, UT Martin 14
Missouri football vs. UT-Martin: Game time, TV channel
Time: 3 p.m. CT
Date: Saturday, Sep. 1, 2018
Location: Faurot Field, Columbia, Mo.
TV channel: SEC Network Alternate
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Missouri football vs. UT-Martin: Watch online
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Missouri football vs. UT-Martin: Betting odds
Because UT-Martin is an FCS school, there are no available betting odds for the game.
Missouri football vs. UT-Martin: Preview, picks
Chris Bohkay: Mizzou 66 - UT Martin 5
Mitch Hill: A lot to not enough; maybe Missouri 60, UT Martin 17? Really hard to pick the score here, so let’s just go with that. Albert O has at least four touchdowns.
Pete Scantlebury: Not seeing any lines out there for this game (for good reason) but I feel like this is the safest bet for an FCS blowout sacrifice in recent Missouri history. Missouri 58, UT-Martin 13. Biggest stat line is the combined performance of Damarea Crockett and Larry Poundtree, who combined for 360 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Josh Matejka: Behind 6 combined touchdowns from Crockett, Rountree and Albert O, Missouri puts the Skyhawks down in a 65-17 win.
Ryan Herrera: Missouri 51, UT-Martin 17. I’m really trusting the defense here to not allow a repeat of Week One last year against Missouri State. I’m thinking they clamp down throughout the game, and the offense runs all over the Skyhawks on the way to a quick and easy blowout. Drew Lock ends up with “just” five passing touchdowns compared to the seven he racked up in Week One last season, but he still somehow surpasses the 521 passing yards he put up agains the Bears.
Jack Parodi: Mizzou wins 63-7. Emanuel Hall totals a pair of touchdowns on nine receptions for nearly 200 yards. Lock it in.
AlaTiger: It has to be Lock, if only because Rountree and Crockett will split carries. 6 TD, 0 INT, 511 yards. Tigers win, 59-10. If you can’t be really optimistic in the first week, why be a fan?
kristina: 42-10. Albert Okwuegbunam scores like four of the touchdowns. So happy this is print and I don’t have to butcher his last name. MIZ!