The Missouri Tigers have dominated the Arkansas Razorbacks to win the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Missouri got two touchdowns from Tony Temple inthe first half and shut down Arkansas and its Heisman Trophy runner-up, Darren McFadden to go to the locker room up 14-0.
Missouri was even more dominant in the second half, getting a quick touchdown from Temple, and a 26-yard interception and runback for a touchdown by William Moore to go up 28-0 before Arkansas gets its first score with just over three minutes left on a short run by McFadden.
The Tigers added a field goal early in the fourth quarter.
Tony Temple got his fourth touchdown of the day, a 40-yard run that broke the 53-year-old Cotton Bowl record for most yards rushing in the process–taking his total to 281 yards for the day. The TD also set a Cotton Bowl record for most touchdowns by one player. The touchdown and point-after put Missouri up 38-7. Temple finished with 281 rushing yards.
The Tigers stopped Arkansas’ last offensive thrust with two minutes left at their own four, and the Tigers picked up a final first down before the clock ran out.
Missouri finishes 12-2, the first time a Missouri team has won 12 games in a season.
Missouri went into the game ranked sixth and seventh in the polls….