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On Saturday, the Missouri Tigers (3-7, 1-5) broke an 11-game conference losing streak with a 26-17 win over the Vanderbilt Commodores (4-6, 1-5).   

Barry Odom picked up his first SEC win, as he re-introduced a defensive personnel set previously referred to as "candy", which featured 4 defensive ends in passing situations, and which produced 6 sacks and 9 TFLs against the Commodores.  

Missouri out-gained Vanderbilt with 481 yards of total offense to 411.    Damarea Crockett added to his school-record freshman season with 154 yards and 1 TD on 20 carries.  Drew Lock was 22-37-0 (59%) for 292 yards and 2 TDs (144.04 passer efficiency rating).   J'Mon Moore had some drops, but he finished with 8 receptions for 138 yards and 2 TDs.   He also recovered a Crockett fumble.

Box Score

Missouri didn't play great, as the Tigers squandered scoring opportunities on offense, and Tucker McCann struggled mightily, as he missed field goals from 21 and 55, and also missed a pair of PATs.    

Missouri led 13-0 early in the 2nd quarter after Aarion Penton picked off his 4th pass of the season and returned it to the end zone.   

From the B-2 flyover, to the bald eagle, to the larger than anticipated crowd of over 50,000 on a beautiful autumn afternoon, the day after Veterans Day was as sweet as the Tiger's sack-producing candy personnel package, and the streak-busting win over Vanderbilt it helped produce.