COLUMBIA Marcus Murphy eyes the football as it flips through the dark night sky and watches it fall into his grasp. This is always a small victory, he says; the magic can’t happen until he catches the ball. It is Saturday, the fourth quarter of Missouri’s blowout win over Southeastern Louisiana, and on this night, there is no shortage of magic. Murphy, a sophomore running back who had already returned one punt for a touchdown in this game, proceeds to duck, dive and weave through five tacklers until he finds himself in the open field, only 50 yards away from history with only the punter to beat.
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