The Missouri Tigers first SEC road win was a memorable one, beating Tennessee 51-48 in four overtimes in Knoxville, Tenneessee on Saturday. Mizzou overcame deficits of 21-7 and 28-14, tieing the game at 28 on a James Franklin TD pass to Dorial Green-Beckham (DGB) in the fourth quarter.
Both teams traded touchdowns in the first three overtimes to keep the score knotted at 48-48. In the fourth OT, the Tigers defense stopped the Vols on a 4th down pass play. The Tigers got a game winning field goal from Andrew Baggett to give them their first win over Tennessee in the school’s first ever meeting.
Missouri quarterback James Franklin was spectacular in the 4th quarter and the overtimes, throwing four TD passes, two of them to DGB. The victory improves the Mizzou record to 5-5 on the season. Next week the Tigers host Syracuse in Columbia as they will look for their bowl eligible sixth win of the season.