The Syracuse Orange came into Faurot Field on Saturday and handed the Tigers a 31-27 loss and a severe hit to their Bowl chances. The loss leaves Mizzou with a 5-6 record and needing a win next Saturday at Texas A&M to become Bowl eligible.
In the loss to Syracuse, the Tigers got off to a great start building a 14-3 lead on James Franklin TD passes to Dorial Green-Beckham and Jimmie Hunt. But Franklin suffered a head/neck injury in the 4th quarter when he was rolled over on by both Syracuse and Mizzou players. Franklin did not return to the game.
The two teams traded scores to tie the game at 24. Mizzou marched down field and got a 46 yard field goal from Andrew Baggett to give the Tigers a 27-24 lead. But Syracuse rallied and converted a 4th and 10 pass to keep their last minute drive alive and get the go ahead score with 20 seconds to play on a Ryan Nassib TD pass to Alec Lemon to give Syracuse the lead for good at 31-27.