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Mauk, Missouri top South Dakota State

Columbia, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Maty Mauk threw two of his three touchdown passes to Darius White as 24th-ranked Missouri opened the season with a 38-18 win over FCS foe South Dakota State.

Russell Hansbrough had 126 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries for the Tigers (1-0), who posted 12 victories and captured the SEC Eastern Division title last season.

Zach Lujan completed 21-of-28 passes for 239 yards with one interception in place of South Dakota State starter Austin Sumner. Sumner suffered a right foot/ankle injury on a first-quarter scramble and is expected to miss significant time.

Zach Zenner had two touchdown runs for the Jackrabbits (0-1).

The game looked to be a shootout in the early going as both teams scored quickly on their opening possessions.

After Mauk connected with White for a 44-yard touchdown on the third play of the game, Zenner ripped off a 75-yard scamper to the end zone on South Dakota State's first play from scrimmage.

Mauk and White hooked up again, this time for a 39-yard scoring strike to restore the lead for Missouri.

The advantage stretched to 21-7 when Hansbrough ran for a 10-yard touchdown after Duron Singleton picked off Sumner.

Missouri's offense stalled in the second quarter and it carried a 21-10 lead into halftime after Justin Syrovatka converted a 39-yard attempt for the visitors.

Zenner scored on a 3-yard run to cap the opening drive of the third quarter. A successful 2-point conversion closed the gap to 21-18, but Marcus Murphy returned the ensuing kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown.

The Jackrabbits quickly moved the ball into Missouri territory on their next series. Lujan threw toward the end zone, where Aarion Penton made the interception.

Missouri put the game away in the fourth quarter. Mauk found Bud Sasser for a 29-yard touchdown before Andrew Baggett, who missed two field goals earlier in the game, nailed a 44-yarder.

Game Notes

The Tigers have forced a turnover in 45 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NCAA ... Missouri upped its record to 14-0 all-time against FCS opponents ... The Tigers also won their 13th straight season opener ... South Dakota State faced an FBS opponent for the seventh consecutive season, but is still searching for its first win against one since moving to Division I in 2004.

08/30 19:59:37 ET

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UVA 27
UNC 28
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NCCU 42
SAVST 14
 
2nd
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KAN 0
 
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WISC 52
MD 7
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SMU 10
MEM 48
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ILL 28
MINN 24
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RICE 41
UNT 21
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NEB 42
RUTG 24
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TEX 0
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UAB 17
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UVA 27
UNC 28
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NILL 28
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SJST 31
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AKR 21
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GASTATE 31
GASO 69
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TOL 42
UMASS 35
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WMICH 42
OHIO 21
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COL 37
UCLA 40
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UMO 10
KSU 3
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WAKE 17
BC 23
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BUF 14
CMICH 20
 
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MARS 35
FATL 16
 
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PITT 28
GT 56
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SMISS 20
LATU 31
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MSU 35
MICH 11
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KENT 31
MSST 45
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STAN 38
ORST 14
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TCU 82
TTU 27
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OKST 10
WVU 34
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WKENT 66
ODU 51
 
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UTST 34
UNLV 20
 
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MIZZ 24
VANDY 14
 
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UCF 34
TEMPL 14
 
3rd
WASU 16
ARZ 52
 
Half
CLEM 3
SYR 6
 
3rd
LAMON 15
TXST 0
 
3rd
TXSANANTO 0
UTEP 17
 
Half
COLST 24
WYO 3
 
2nd
LSU 3
MISS 7
 
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TENN 7
ALA 27
 
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AUB 14
SCAR 21
 
1st
PSU 0
OSU 7
 
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UTAH
USC
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WASH
ARST
11:59pm Tonight
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Final
SJS 1
BUF 2
2nd
TOR 0
BOS 2
 
2nd Intermission
NYI 4
DAL 4
 
2nd Intermission
PHI 1
DET 1
 
2nd
OTT 1
NJD 2
 
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MON 2
NYR 1
 
1st
STL 1
CHI 1
 
1st Intermission
NAS 0
PIT 1
 
1st Intermission
MIN 4
TAM 1
 
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ARI
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Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14