Mizzou loses to Vanderbilt 19-15

2012-10-06T17:51:00Z 2012-10-07T06:26:31Z Mizzou loses to Vanderbilt 19-15By Stu Durando
October 06, 2012 5:51 pm  • 

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mizzou's final scoring opportunity ended with three incomplete passes from the Vanderbilt 25-yard line and the Commodores then ran out the clock to complete a 19-15 win at Faurot Field.

Missou remains winless in its first season in the Southeastern Conference, having previously lost to Georgia and South Carolina. No. 1 Alabama visits Faurot Field next week.

Mizzou outgained Vandy 395-295 but it wasn't enough on a night that saw starting quarterback James Franklin go down with a sprained left knee in the first quarter. Corbin Berkstresser was 9 for 30 in his place.

Vandy extends lead

Carey Spear kicked a 21-yard field goal to extend Vanderbilt's lead over Mizzou to 19-15 with 7 minutes 20 seconds left at Faurot Field.

Minutes earlier, Corbin Berkstresser connected with Bud Sasser on an 85-yard touchdown pass but Mizzou botched the extra point, allowing Vanderbilt to maintain a 16-15 lead. The scoring play was the longest for Mizzou since 1976.

Baggett kicks third FG

Andrew Baggett capped Mizzou's longest drive of the season with his third field goal of the game as the Tigers and Vanderbilt ended the third quarter tied 9-9 at Faurot Field.

Baggett'ts 22-yarder ended an 88-yard drive with 30 seconds left in the third quarter. Corbin Berkstresser remains at quarterback for Mizzou in place of injured James Franklin.

Vandy leads at halftime

Vanderbilt took a 9-6 lead into halftime tonight at Faurot Field, taking advantage of an injury suffered by Mizzou quarterback James Franklin in the second quarter.

Zac Stacy's 5-yard touchdown run gave the Commodores the lead late in the first half after Mizzou went up 6-0 on two Andrew Baggett field goals.

Mizzou outgained Vandy 173-84 in the half, but the Tigers became stagnant after Franklin left with a sprained knee. Corbin Berkstresser was 4 for 14 passing for 29 yards in his place.

Franklin out for game

Franklin suffered a sprained left knee and running back Marcus Murphy dislocated his right ring finger in the first half tonight and neither will return to the game against Vanderbilt.

The Commodores lead 9-6 late in the half after Zac Stacy's 5-yard touchdown run.

Mizzou leads 6-2

Mizzou jumped to a 6-2 lead over Vanderbilt tonight at Faurot Field, but injuries were the dominant theme of the first quarter.

Quarterback James Franklin and running back/punt returner Marcus Murphy returned to the locker room, and linebacker Will Ebner was on the sideline in street clothes and unavailable. No information on their injuries was immediately available in the press box.

Andrew Baggett kicked field goals of 31 and 28 yards for the Tigers, who outgained Vanderbilt 133-23 in the first quarter. They drove to the Commodores' 14-yard line on their first possession and reached the 10 on their second.

After Franklin left, Corbin Berkstresser took over at quarterback with poor results. He lost a fumbled snap at the Mizzou 35 but Vandy was unable to score.

Minutes later he was unable to dig the Tigers out of a hole after they started at their own 2-yard line. On the subsequent punt attempt, Trey Barrow had the snap slip through his hands and out of the end zone for a Vanderbilt safety.

E.J. Gaines replaced Murphy on punt returns. Jack Meiners made the start at right guard in place of Max Copeland. Elvis Fisher returned at left tackle.



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