Missouri Teams had a great weekend, as every major team won their game. In some instances setting records and making history. The following is a short recap of the weekend;
The St. Louis Cardinals clinched home-field advantage throughout the National League playoffs when they beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 yesterday. The NL Central champions will host the wild-card winner in Game 1 of a NL division series on Thursday. The Cubs finished last in the Central at 66-96.
Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 4-1 yesterday in the finale of the Royals’ best season in 24 years. Kansas City won three of four in Chicago and went 17-10 in September for its most successful month of the season. The Royals’ 86-76 record was their best mark since they went 92-70 in 1989.
The unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs plunged the New York Giants to 0-4 with a 31-7 victory yesterday. The Giants are 0-4 for the first time since 1987. Eli Manning connected with Victor Cruz on a 69-yard scoring play for New York’s only score. The Kansas City defense sacked Manning three times.
James Franklin orchestrated two lengthy touchdown drives and added another score on the ground in the second half to help the Mizzou Tigers break open a 41-19 win over Arkansas State in wet conditions Saturday night. Missouri scored 21 points in the final quarter to finish their nonconference schedule with a 4-0 record.
Missouri State Bears forced five second-half turnovers and limited No. 24 Illinois State to 214 yards of total offense to post a 37-10 victory in the Missouri Valley Football Conference opener for both squads in a steady rainfall Saturday afternoon at Plaster Field. The Bears (1-4, 1-0 MVFC) rolled up 272 rushing yards and outscored the Redbirds 23-0 in the second half to notch their first win of the season.
Congratulations to all of our teams for a phenomenal weekend.