Drew Lock threw for 450 yards and tied a school record with five touchdown passes, and Barry Odom earned his first victory as the Tigers' head coach as Mizzou cruised to a 61-21 win over Eastern Michigan in the 2016 home-opener.
Lock completed 24-of-37 passes in posting the third-highest passing yardage in school history – and the most in a win – trailing only the 480 yards from Jeff Handy vs. Oklahoma State in 1992, and the 468 yards by Blaine Gabbert in 2009 vs. Baylor. The sophomore started the game's scoring with a nice 36-yard pass to Johnathan Johnson just 91 seconds into the game.
Johnson ended the first quarter with an electrifying 54-yard punt return for a score to make it 14-0. The redshirt freshman's jaunt was Mizzou's first punt return TD since Marcus Murphy in 2014.
For the second straight week, the Tigers had a pair of 100-yard receivers, the first time in school history that has happened. A week after J'Mon Moore and Chris Black each finished at the century mark, Ray Wingo (game-high 125 yards and a TD on three catches) and Johnson (115 on five catches and the TD) equaled the feat.
Mizzou continues its three-game homestand next Saturday night for the SEC opener vs. Georgia. Tickets remain available for the 6:30 p.m. kickoff. For all the latest on Mizzou Football, stay tuned to MUTigers.com and follow the team on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.