Texas A&M Football News 2017: Around the SEC – Week 8

COLUMBIA, MO - OCTOBER 21: J'Mon Moore (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
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2. Missouri snaps five-game losing streak

Missouri started the season with a bang, defeating Missouri State 72-43, but any thoughts of a promising season for the Tigers flew out the window after they went 0-5 over their next five games.

They played Kentucky close in Lexington, only losing by a touchdown. Outside of that, the Tigers have been steamrolled week in and week out. This week, however, it was the Tigers turn to do the steamrolling.

Missouri hosted the Idaho Vandals this week and won 68-21. The Tigers have had flashes of offensive firepower this year, but it really took center stage this week. The Vandals scored the first points of the game, but after tying it up the Tigers never looked back.

Quarterback Drew Lock threw for 467 yards, six touchdowns and one interception against the Vandals. Lock’s touchdowns went to four different receivers. Running back Ish Witter ran for two touchdowns and Richaud Floyd returned a punt for a touchdown.

If the Tigers can find a way to play like that week in and week out, they can compete with anyone. They visit UConn in Week 9 before finishing their conference schedule with Florida and Tennessee at home and Vanderbilt and Arkansas on the road.