Lock completed 23 of 29 passes for 350 yards and four touchdowns to lead Missouri ti a 65-33 win over Memphis in Columbia.
Lock’s performance helped the Tigers roll up 48 points in the first half, building a 21-0 lead less than 10 minutes into the game. Memphis fought back to close the gap to 21-17 before Lock’s first two touchdown passes restored a comfortable lead.
The senior quarterback’s favorite target was tight end Albert Okwuegbunam, who had three touchdown receptions of 58, 47 and 23 yards. For the game he had six receptions for a career-high 159 yards. Lock’s other touchdown pass was a 44-yarder to Jalen Knox, who had five catches for 104 yards.
Larry Rountree III also rushed for three touchdowns and finished with 111 yards on nine carries.
The Tigers got a break early in the game when Memphis running back Darrell Henderson had to leave the game in the first quarter with an apparent injury. He had only four carries for 15 yards after entering the game as the leading rusher in the country.
Lock had not surpassed 300 passing yards since the second week of the season. In his last three games he passed for only one touchdown and had five interceptions.
Missouri will return to SEC competition next Saturday when they host Kentucky.