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10/06/2012 11:04 PM EDT
Vanderbilt earns road win at Missouri 19-15
VANDERBILT 19, MISSOURI 15
By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A botched Missouri extra-point snap and a
bobbled punt attempt that led to a safety helped Vanderbilt beat
Missouri 19-15 Saturday night, depriving the former Big 12
school of its first Southeastern Conference win.
Missouri (3-3, 0-3 Southeastern Conference) took an early 6-0
lead and kept Vanderbilt from gaining a first down until nearly
nine minutes into the second quarter. Missouri couldn't muster
much offense after an early injury to starting quarterback James
Franklin, who sprained his left knee on a first-quarter run and
Tiger Coach Gary Pinkel said Franklin injured his medial
collateral ligament and, "will be out for a few weeks,"
including a home game next weekend against No. 1 Alabama.
Backup quarterback Corbin Berkstresser was just 9 of 30 for 189
yards, including an 85-yard scoring pass to Bud Sasser that cut
a Commodores' fourth-quarter lead to 16-15. Missouri missed the
extra point and a chance to tie on a bad snap.
Zac Stacy rushed for 72 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries
for Vanderbilt (2-3, 1-2), which earned its first conference
win. Jordan Rogers was 14 of 24 for 182 yards and one
Missouri also played without freshman wide receiver Dorial
Green-Beckham, one of five Tigers suspended for the game after a
mid-week campus drug bust. Reserve running back and kick
returner Marcus Murphy broke a finger in the first quarter and
didn't return, and starting linebacker Will Ebner sat out with a
Vanderbilt's first points of the game came when Missouri punter
Trey Barrow couldn't handle a snap while standing in the back of
Missouri's end zone, with the ball rolling out the back. A
5-yard Stacy run late in the second half gave the Commodores a
9-6 lead they wouldn't relinquish. His second TD gave Vanderbilt
a 16-9 lead early in the fourth quarter.
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