Update: Since this story was published, Missouri has set the new school record for points scored in a half with 51.
There are 92 college football teams in the country that entered Week 8 not averaging at least 34 points per game. Missouri was one of them.
Well, the Tigers racked up 34 in the first quarter against a defenseless Idaho team, setting a new Mizzou record for points scored in a single quarter.
The onslaught began after Idaho capitalized on an early interception deep in Tigers territory by scoring a touchdown and taking a 7-0 lead about two minutes into the game.
From there, Missouri QB Drew Lock threw 4 TD passes and Richaud Floyd returned a punt 85 yards for a score. The newly minted all-time mark would have been 35 if not for a missed extra point after the team’s fourth trip to the end zone.
.@MizzouFootball scored 3️⃣4️⃣ points in the 1st quarter vs Idaho…
the most points in a quarter in school history. 😮 pic.twitter.com/yMg39fX7lm
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) October 21, 2017
Heading into the game against the Vandals, Missouri was averaging 27.3 points per contest.
Incredibly, none of the Tigers’ four offensive touchdown drives in that record-setting quarter required more than 5 plays as they took 5, 4, 2 and 4 plays, respectively.
Meanwhile, Lock’s four passing touchdowns in that period left him halfway towards what would be the SEC single-game record for passing touchdowns (8).
In Week 1, Lock set the school mark for passing touchdowns in a game (7) against Southwest Missouri State.