Rountree III, Bazelak lead Missouri to rout of Vanderbilt, whose female kicker makes history

A late change in Missouri’s opponent did not affect Larry Roundtree III’s performance for the Tigers on Saturday.

The Tigers found out earlier this week they would host Vanderbilt instead of playing Arkansas in Columbia because of a coronavirus outbreak affecting the Razorbacks.

It did not matter to Rountree, who continued his string of impressive games by rushing for 160 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-0 rout of Vanderbilt.

Despite the shutout, Vanderbilt made history when Sarah Fuller, the goalkeeper on the women’s soccer team, became the first woman to play in a game for a Power 5 football team. Unfortunately for Fuller and the Commodores, her only play was when she kicked off to open the second half.

Vanderbilt never got close enough to attempt even a field goal in the game as they remained winless on the season.

Missouri recorded only its second shutout against an SEC opponent since moving to the league. They also shut out Arkansas in 2018.

The defensive output, holding Vanderbilt to 185 total yards of offense, was matched the strong game from the offense, which rolled up 603 yards of total offense, led by Rountree and quarterback Connor Bazelak.

Rountree scored on a pair of seven-yard runs and a 25-yard run as he recorded his third 100-yard game of the season. He has scored a combined seven touchdowns in the last four games.

Bazelak completed 30 of 37 passes for 318 yards as the Tigers won for the fourth time in their last five games and improved to 4-3 on the season. Tyler Badie had seven receptions for 102 yards and also scored on a 1-yard run.

The revised SEC schedule will bring Arkansas to Columbia next Saturday to play the Tigers.

Photo by AP courtesy of KSDK Sports

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