Granted, McNeese State is not a BCS powerhouse. The Cowboys came to Missouri's Faurot Field Saturday 1-0 after their 30-27 win over Lamar.
Lamar, a school that didn't have football for 21 years put up over 400 yards passing on McNeese State last week, so it was no surprise when Mizzou had instant success throwing the football.
The Tigers top signal caller, Blaine Gabbert was 15 of 15 for 129 yards before he threw his first incomplete pass in the second quarter. Gabbert finished the game 26 of 31 passing for a total of 220 yards and a touchdown.
The star of the day was MU freshman tailback Henry Josey. Josey carried the ball only seven times, but made the most of his carries by rushing for 112 yards and three touchdowns. Josey's speed translates to the football field a and he looked extremely fast against the less talented Cowboys of McNeese State.
Once Missouri gained a 43 point advantage, Head Coach Gary Pinkel stuck to his normal philosophy of not humiliating an opponent. Mu began mass substituting its 2nd and 3rd string players in order to give them some valuable game experience as well as to prevent the score from getting completely out of hand.
Freshman quarterback James Franklin looked shaky at times, but flashed his dual-threat potential filling in for Gabbert.
San Diego State makes the trip to Missouri's Faurot Field next Saturday to take on the Tigers in an evening matchup under the lights.
Side Note: Former MU Tailback Derrick Washington is in trouble with the law again. Washington was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of third-degree domestic assault.