Missouri scores early, beats South Carolina 34-12

Missouri wide receiver Luther Burden catches a pass for a first down as South Carolina defensive back DQ Smith chases him during the second half of Saturday’s game at Faurot Field in Columbia. (Associated Press)
Missouri wide receiver Luther Burden catches a pass for a first down as South Carolina defensive back DQ Smith chases him during the second half of Saturday’s game at Faurot Field in Columbia. (Associated Press)

COLUMBIA -- The Missouri Tigers didn’t have much going offensively in the second half, but that’s why you build a big lead early.

No. 20 Missouri jumped in front 24-0 in the first half of its Homecoming matchup Saturday against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Faurot Field, leading to a 34-12...