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COLUMBIA, Missouri — Missouri and Arkansas will be heading for similar wobbly games after the Tigers held off the Razorbacks 29-27 on Saturday night, leaving each borderline rival 6-6 bitter for the season.
Only one person walked out of Faurot Field with a winning cigar.
Chef Brady threw 242 yards and a touchdown while running 138 yards and scoring, and the Missouri defense crammed Arkansas when it mattered in the 4th quarter, allowing the Tigers to avenge their loss to the Razorbacks last year.
Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz admitted: “We’d love to,” admitted Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz, who said he bought cigars for the entire team in hopes of qualifying. “We’ve tried not to make it bigger than it is, but we’re playing to be more than that.”
Cody Schrader an extra 97 yards of dash and a touch of the ball, and Dominic Lovett – who dropped his lighted cigar on the way to the new convention after the game – had six catches for 130 yards, helping the Tigers (6-6, 3-5) qualify. participated in the third bowl match of Drinkwitz’s first three seasons at Columbia.
“We only won by two,” Lovett said after knocking the taste of tobacco out of his mouth, “but winning is still winning. We did it.”
Arkansas (6-6, 4-4) had the ball twice with less than eight minutes to go and a chance to score the lead, but the Tigers were forced to triple and lose both times and basically running out of time on their first tournament win in a month.
“We’ve all been through hell – can I say hell? Well, I’ve only said it twice,” Lovett said. “It’s a good day all around.”
Razorbacks’ KJ Jefferson throws 205 yards with two touches and one intercept during a scoring run, though he is constantly harassed by Missouri’s aggressive defense. Raheim SandersThe tournament’s second-fastest runner, was kept 47 yards above the ground with a touch of the ball.
Razorbacks coach Sam Pittman said: “We’re having a very disappointing dressing room right now and we certainly want to eliminate this taste with a bad game,” said Razorbacks coach Sam Pittman. says, “but this will be hard to remove.”
Missouri actually scored in each of the first four drives but was still trailing after halftime.
That’s because the Razorbacks reach the end zone better.
While the Tigers had touches from Schrader and Cook to get through the long drive, they also had to tackle a number of goals on the field from Harrison Mevisincluding a chip shot after the drive stalled at Arkansas 10 late in the first half.
The Razorbacks were forced to play offensively twice thanks to Missouri’s rushed pass, but they were also shorted by Jefferson and his touchdown pass came in. Matt landed. And when the Razorbacks got the ball back in the 5 and a half minutes before half-time, they plunged 75 yards and Jefferson hit Sanders from the bottom of the field to take a 21-20 lead.
Missouri regained its lead in the third quarter when Luther Bear III catch a short pass, move on the Razorbacks’ Quincey McAdoo, and reach the final area from 23 yards. And after Jefferson was sent off shortly afterwards, Mevis scored the third goal to give the Tigers a 29-21 advantage.
The Razorbacks had a chance to regain the lead in the fourth half, after they finished 29-24, but they could not advance into the bottom area after the first goal and the goal in Missouri 2 and Pittman settled for another target field.
That becomes the difference in the game.
“We felt like we got here, we were ready to go, and physically we just got spanked,” Pittman said.
Arkansas simply made too many mistakes to beat anyone in the SEC. Seven sacks of attack, free kicks flying at expensive moments and Pittman’s cautious play in the fourth down could cost the Razorbacks the game.
Missouri’s defense stopped when it mattered most, especially in the fourth half. They crammed Arkansas at the line, then were forced to score three goals in a row in the final minutes of the game, essentially running out of time.
Both teams are waiting for the point to the bowl with Tigers that can jump Razorbacks in pecking order. “Honestly,” says Drinkwitz, “I don’t care where we play. It’s a game of coloring, it’s a celebration. Wherever our management thinks it is. we should come, we’ll be on our way.”