Washington shook his defender on a double move to the inside and used his speed to create separation. Franklin hit him in stride before the safety could rotate over to help. The perfectly executed pitch and catch for six resulted in the first of six consecutive scoring drives to start the game for the Tigers, helping them cruise to a 51-28 rout in their SEC opener.
The touchdown grab was Washington’s fourth on the year, which is a career high. He finished the day with three receptions for 86 yards and scored Mizzou’s final touchdown on a 45-yard bomb in the fourth quarter to put an exclamation point on the victory.