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James Franklin and Kendial Lawrence are carrying the Edmonton Eskimos' offense

Here are five Mizzou things for August 29, the last Saturday before Mizzou's football season begins.

Mizzou Tigers pennant 1. :)



Mizzou Tigers pennant 2. Eskimo M Nation

Toronto Star: Eskimos dominate Argonauts in Edmonton

Rookie quarterback James Franklin threw one touchdown and ran in another as the Edmonton Eskimos beat the Argonauts 38-15 on Friday.

The win moved the Eskimos (6-3) back into a first-place in the CFL’s West Division with the Calgary Stampeders. Edmonton was coming off a 49-20 loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last week.

Toronto saw a three-game winning streak snapped and fell to 6-3 on the season.

Franklin, making his first career start in place of Matt Nichols, engineered a 92-yard opening drive before capping it off by eluding a tackle and scrambling 18 yards into the end zone for an early 7-0 lead.

Franklin hit Derel Walker with a 53-yard pass, setting up a 23-yard Grant Shaw field goal on Edmonton’s second drive.

Edmonton Journal: Eskimos' rookie QB bombs Argonauts

The Eskimos have clarity at quarterback, thanks to rookie James Franklin’s 29-of-38 passing effort for 335 gorgeous yards and one touchdown. [...]

The Eskimos got a boon of a game from receiver/kick-returner Kendial Lawrence, whose 64-yard punt-return touchdown in the third quarter put the distance between the two teams that Toronto would never make up. The second-year Eskimo and a college teammate of Franklin’s at the University of Missouri had seven punt returns for 192 yards and added seven catches for 52 yards, with one rush for 19 yards.

"It was perfect timing," said Lawrence. "We just needed some momentum going, a perfect drive, whether it was offence, defence or special teams. It started our run and we scored some points after that."

(Spoiler alert: you're going to be thinking of Kyle Field after watching that.

Mizzou Tigers pennant 3. Next up in the #MizzouMade category Todd McShay ranks his top offensive line prospects for the 2016 NFL Draft

BOEHM WILL BE A BOOST FOR ANY PRO TEAM Evan Boehm has started all 40 of Mizzou's games in the last three seasons, and Todd McShay thinks the center will be playing for an NFL team next season. How does he think Boehm's skills project to the next level?

Mizzou Tigers pennant 4. Volleyball is 1-0 Mizzou Volleyball Wins Wild Season Opener vs. North Dakota State, 3-2

Mizzou started slowly and fell asleep in the fourth set, but the Tigers still got past NDSU in the season opener. The match as a whole was skewed in Mizzou's favor -- points (73-65), blocks (16-5), aces (6-2) -- but lulls kept NDSU in the match. The Bison went on runs of 5-1 and 5-2 to take the first set, then runs of 5-0 and 5-1 to take the fourth. ALAS ... disaster averted. 1-0.

Mizzou Tigers pennant 5. Soccer is 1-1-1 Second Half Goal Lifts Indiana Past Mizzou, 1-0

Mizzou had more shots (13-11), more shots on goal (6-4), more saves (6-3), fewer offsides (1-2) ... but the real lesson here is just to stop scheduling Indiana in any damn sport.