COL FB: Missouri 17, Miami-Ohio 6

Sept. 3, 2011 at 3:42 PM

COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- James Franklin rushed for a touchdown and passed for another Saturday in No. 21 Missouri's season-opening 17-6 victory over Miami-Ohio.

Franklin's five-yard TD run up the middle with 4:35 left in the first quarter put Missouri (1-0) ahead for good, and he capped the scoring with a 10-yard scoring strike to Marcus Lucas in the fourth.

Franklin finished 17-of-26 for 129 yards with one interception while racking up 72 yards on the ground.

T.J. Moe hauled down six passes for 56 yards for the Tigers.

Miami-Ohio's Zac Dysert rolled up 194 aerial yards on 26-of-39 passing with no touchdowns and one pick-off.

Erik Finklea got the only TD for the Redhawks (0-1) on a 10-yard, third-quarter run.

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