COLUMBIA, Mo. — Tyler Badie ran for 185 yards and accounted for two touchdowns, and Connor Bazelak threw for 257 yards and two scores, as Missouri beat Central Michigan 34-24 on Saturday.
Elijah Young also had a touchdown run for the Tigers, who didn't put the game away until late in the fourth quarter.
Washington transfer Jacob Sirmon threw for 292 yards with a TD and two picks for Central Michigan.
Lew Nichols III, the MAC freshman of the year, had 135 yards rushing and a score.
Chippewas coach Jim McElwain missed the game after an emergency appendectomy this week.