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GAME THREAD: Missouri hosts Wyoming on Saturday

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Missouri football welcomes Wyoming to town for an intriguing Week 2 matchup.

Missouri had a no-nonsense win over UT-Martin to open the season, as Drew Lock threw for 289 yards and four touchdowns while receiver Emanuel Hall tallied four catches for 172 yards and 2 touchdowns. Wyoming, meanwhile collapsed in the second half against Washington State

Here’s all the information fans need to know before, during and following Missouri’s season opener.

Missouri football vs. Wyoming: Game thread, live updates

FIRST QUARTER

13:50 — Terez Hall forces a fumble, Khalil Oliver picks it up. Missouri takes over on the Wyoming 45-yard-line. Missouri 0, Wyoming 0

12:01 — Tucker McCann’s 47-yard field goal attempt sails wide right. Missouri 0, Wyoming 0

4:08 — McCann bounces back from a missed field goal earlier in the quarter, splitting the uprights on a 50-yarder. Missouri 3, Wyoming 0

2:55 — Albert Okuwegbunam gets the ball stripped out of his hands. Wyoming takes over on their own 46-yard-line. Missouri 3, Wyoming 0

SECOND QUARTER

12:36 — McCann keeps attempting long field goals, this one from 49 yards. No good. Missouri 3, Wyoming 0

5:32 — Finally, a touchdown! Lock scrambles 12 yards into the end zone. Missouri 10, Wyoming 0

0:32 — Lock finds Okuwegbunam 19 yards in the end zone for the tight end’s first touchdown on the year. Fatony fumbled the snap on the PAT. Missouri 16, Wyoming 0

THIRD QUARTER

10:16 — Lock to Hall for a 28-yard touchdown. Missouri 23, Wyoming 0

7:20 — Wyoming gets on the scoreboard via a 51-yard field goal. Missouri 23, Wyoming 3

4:37 — Lock keeps pouring it on for the Tigers. He tosses a 12-yard touchdown pass to Kendall Blanton. Missouri 30, Wyoming 3

2:51 — Wyoming running back Jevon Bigelow rushes seven yards for the Cowboys’ first touchdown of the night. Missouri 30, Wyoming 10

FOURTH QUARTER

13:05 — Lock connects with Johnathon Johnson for his fourth touchdown pass of the game (each to a different receiver). Missouri 37, Wyoming 10

7:27 — McCann connects on another field goal; this time for 43 yards. Missouri 40, Wyoming 10

5:23 — Wyoming kicker Cooper Rothe converts on a 36-yard field goal. Missouri 40, Wyoming 13

Missouri football vs. Wyoming: Game time, TV channel

Time: 6 p.m. CT

Date: Saturday, Sep. 8, 2018

Location: Faurot Field, Columbia, Mo.

TV channel: ESPNU

Missouri football vs. Wyoming: Watch online

Fans with a cable provider log-in can watch the Missouri football game online at WatchESPN.com.

Here is a direct link to stream the Missouri football game online.

Missouri football vs. Wyoming: Betting odds

Missouri is a consensus 16.5-point favorite according to VegasInsider.com, but is up to a 20.5-point favorite in other sportsbooks.

Missouri football vs. Wyoming: Preview, picks

Jack Parodi: For a second straight week, Missouri’s strength on offense will be able to capitalize on their opponent’s weakness.

The Tigers have one of the best passing offenses in college football with quarterback Drew Lock, wide receiver Emanuel Hall, tight end Albert Okuwegbunam, along with a few other talented players.

They take on Wyoming Sept. 8, and the biggest weakness of the Cowboys’ defense is their secondary — namely, the cornerbacks.

Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew shredded the Wyoming secondary in Week One, completing 38 of 57 passes (66.7 percent) for 319 yards and three touchdowns. Most of the work was done through the Cougars’ outside receivers, as the two combined for 155 yards on 10 catches.

The talent of Washington State’s receivers isn’t close to Missouri’s, and Lock should be able to tear apart Wyoming’s weak cornerbacks by combining a deep ball with Hall and more traditional hitch and in routes with Nate Brown.

Hall and Brown possess the elusiveness to find separation from Southeastern Conference corners — these Mountain West boys should be cake.

Expect to see a lot of quicker routes similar to last year’s offense, as the Tigers will try to keep Wyoming’s safeties out of plays. Missouri should run up the numbers early and often in an easy Week Two victory.

Ryan Herrera: Missouri 37, Wyoming 20. After catching three passes for just 19 yards last week, I’m betting Nate Brown gets a lot more involved in the passing game and leads the team in receiving yards.

Mitch Hill: Mizzou 38 Wyoming 17, thanks to some late game scores to make the game seem like a runaway. I also have Crockett going for 200+ Total yards and a couple of touchdowns.

AlaTiger: Mizzou, 48-17. Dominic Gicinto takes a slant to the house and gets people’s attention.