Looking at the halftime stats, WIU has gained just 50 yards while giving up 476 yards. That comparison pretty much tells the story in this game.
Just runs it up the middle and is set to go to the halftime break, hoping to get some kind of momentum into the 2nd half.
LB Ryan Carleton gets a big sack for WIU and Missouri throws an incomplete on second down.
However, on third down, Josey scores from 68 yards out. Josey has 263 yards so far on the game.
Missouri 42 Western Illinois 0 with 0:52 left.
The Leathernecks again go three and out with just four yards on the ground on this drive.
The punt sends Missouri back to their own 37. We have just 1:32 left in a forgettable first half for the Leathernecks so far.
WIU starts at their own 23 after a short kickoff return.
The Leatherneck defense gives up another touchdown to Kemp on a 10 yard pass.
Missouri 35 Western Illinois 0 with 3:06 left in the 1st half.
Josey has two more big runs, along with a big catch has them at 1st & goal at the 6.
A third incomplete has WIU punting after just holding the ball 21 seconds.
A nice punt by Shroble and also a holding call on Missouri sends the Tigers back to their own 35. We have 5:18 left.
Two incomplete pass has the Leathernecks at 3rd & 10.
The Tigers are driving again after just another big run by Josey but the Leatherneck defense has MU at 3rd and 6 from the WIU 46.
WIU forces the fourth down on a nice pass breakup by safety Tim Franklin and Missouri will punt. WIU fair catches the punt at their own 9.
We have 5:46 left in the 1st half.
The Leathernecks can't get anything going and are forced to punt again after just one yard gained on this possession.
The punt sends Missouri back to their own 34 and is fair caught.
We have 7:45 left in the opening half. Still Missouri 28 WIU 0.
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?