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Mizzou loses road opener to No. 21 Tennessee

The Mizzou football team lost its road opener 35-12 to No. 21 Tennessee on Saturday. MU is 0-2 to start the season for the first time since 1996.

You can watch our full interview with Mizzou football coach Eli Drinkwitz in the video player above.

Shawn Robinson started at quarterback for MU, but he struggled to move the offense. He was just 1/4 for 0 yards in the first quarter.

QB Connor Bazelak played the rest of the game for the Tigers, and he provided a bit of a spark. He finished the game 13/21 for 218 yards and one interception.

Larry Rountree was strong on the ground for the Tigers. He finished with 18 carries for 84 yards and a touchdown. However, Tennessee's run game was a huge difference maker on Saturday. The Vols rushed for 232 yards and four touchdowns.

On defense - linebacker Nick Bolton had a career-high 17 tackles for MU. Former Rock Bridge standout Martez Manuel finished second in tackles with nine.

Up next - Mizzou will play at LSU next Saturday at 8 p.m.

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Andrew Kauffman

Andrew Kauffman is ABC 17’s sports director. He started working at the station in 2015.

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