BLOOMINGTON, Ind. —
"I think our defense really responded well and did some really, really good things," Pinkel said. "I don't think the score is reflective of how they played but overall a lot of good things."
The first half was everything people expected.
Indiana and Missouri combined for 627 yards, 93 plays, six touchdowns and five interceptions.
After Ealy's interception, Missouri methodically used up the clock, extended the lead and finally sealed the outcome on Franklin's 14-yard TD pass to L'Damian Washington early in the fourth quarter.
"They put their hands up really well and so we knew we were going to have to throw through windows and have some awkward deliveries and stuff," Sudfeld said of the Tigers' defensive line. "He just made a really good play."