WIU gets a short kickoff with Josh Gabelmann taking the short back to his team's 30 yard line.
After a short run, Tiger qb Franklin hits T.J. Moe from 30 yards out to put Missouri up 28-0. We have 9:36 left in the opening half.
Let's hope the Leathernecks can get some offense going.
A six yard run and and long incomplete pass has the Tigers at 3rd & 4.
An 18 yard pass to TE Michael Egnew gets the Tigers down to the WIU 27 but they false start on the next play.
We have 12:12 left in the opening half.
Missouri gets three on a pass play on their first play.
And Josey gets 15 on the next play.
The Leathernecks are finding some running room up the middle with another six yards by Flowers.
QB Josh Hudson gets two and we have a 3rd and two.
Flowers gets tackles in the backfield for a loss of 1.
WIU is punting after reaching the Missouri side of the field for the first time.
The punt is fair caught and is hit by a WIU defender so Missouri will get the ball out to their own 31.
A nice 7 yard run by Flowers gets wiped out by a false start call.
Flowers, however, gets 9 on the next play to give WIU their first 1st down.
The Tigers are at the WIU 32 and will go for it on a 4th and 11 and force a fumble by Tiger qb James Franklin. WIU takes over at their own 32.
We have 14:53 left in the 2nd qtr.
WIU gives up just a 2 yard pass to Josey. This is the end of the opening quarter with Missouri up 21-0.
A penality and and and incomplete pass has Missouri at 3rd and 13. Can the Leathernecks stop them this time?
Josey gets a 35 yard gain on the first play for the Tigers.
WIU comes up a yard short of getting their first first down of the game and punts.
Missouri fair catches the Michael Shroble punt on their own 34. We have 1:41 left in the 1st qtr.
Larry Patterson's kickoff return gets WIU out to their own 25 yard line.
Josey goes in on the next play from 21 yards out. Missouri 21 Western Illinois 0 with 2:45 left in the opening qtr.
Missouri is driving again after several large gains by both running and passing.
The Tigers are down to the WIU 21 yard line now with exactly 3:00 left.
The Leathernecks get nothing after two rushes and now have a 3rd & 10 from the 35.
A rush by Bryce Flowers gets just three and they will be forced to punt again.
Missouri returns the punt back to their own 27.
We are at the 4:37 mark with Missouri now with the ball.
WIU returns the kickoff out to their own 36 by Trenton Heard. 1st & 10 from there for the Leathernecks.
Josie plunges in on the next play to make the score Missouri 14 WIU 0 at the 6:51 mark of the 1st qtr.
Josie gets anoter big run of 33 yards to set up a 1st & goal at the six yard line.
Missouri has three big rushes by Missouri's Henry Josie and two more by Jared Culver has the Tigers currently at the WIU 40 yard line.
WIU calls their second time out of the first half. We have 7:50 left in the opening qtr.
E. Washington 0 7 10 0-17
South Dakota 7 14 3 6-30
USD-Warren 2 run (Robb kick), 7:36.
USD-Blount 48 pass from Warren (Robb kick), 10:55.
USD-Thompson 67 interception return (Robb kick), 7:49.
EWU-Edwards 2 pass from B.Mitchell (Jarrett kick), :14.
EWU-FG Jarrett 21, 10:18.
USD-FG Robb 33, 1:24.
EWU-Herd 27 pass from B.Mitchell (Jarrett kick), :01.
USD-FG Robb 33, 11:40.
USD-FG Robb 30, 4:23.
First downs 22 16
Rushes-yards 19-11 43-198
Passing 369 126
Comp-Att-Int 38-60-2 8-15-1
Return Yards 11 153
Punts-Avg. 4-37.8 4-43.0
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-0
Penalties-Yards 4-28 8-87
Time of Possession 28:46 31:14
RUSHING-E. Washington, J.Talley 5-23, Bronson 1-5, M.Brown 7-(minus 6), B.Mitchell 6-(minus 11). South Dakota, Ganious 15-85, Warren 16-59, Sims 7-38, Blount 1-14, Powell 1-12, Team 3-(minus 10).
PASSING-E. Washington, B.Mitchell 38-60-2-369. South Dakota, Warren 8-15-1-126.
RECEIVING-E. Washington, Edwards 13-138, Kaufman 8-66, Herd 5-58, Clark 5-46, J.Talley 3-25, M.Brown 3-22, Gehring 1-14. South Dakota, Powell 5-49, Blount 2-60, Neilson 1-17