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Mizzou overwhelms Western Illinois 69-0

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Henry Josey rushed for three touchdowns and

263 yards while James Franklin threw for three scores as Missouri

overwhelmed Western Illinois 69-0 on Saturday.

Missouri (2-1) set a school record with 744 yards of offense and

tied a school record for most points scored while holding Western

Illinois (1-2) to just one first down and 44 total yards. That

outburst broke the previous record of 665 yards against Kansas in

1949.

The Tigers built a 42-0 halftime lead against the overmatched

Leathernecks of the Football Championship Subdivision. Josey scored

on rushes of 6, 21 and 68 yards, breaking his career high of 112

yards in the first quarter. He didn't play in the second half,

missing a chance to top Devin West's school-record 319 yards

against Kansas in 1998.

Wes Kemp caught two TDs for Missouri, and backup QB Jimmy

Costello threw his first career touchdown in fourth-quarter mop-up

duty.

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