Oregon State started the fourth quarter with the ball on Mizzou’s 29 trailing 31-21. So far in the game, the Tigers have outgained the Beavers 403-278 in total yardage. OSU was unable to punch the ball into the end zone but did get a 29-yard field goal from Alexis Serna making it 31-24 Mizzou. DRIVE SUMMARY: 9 plays, 59 yards, 4:09.
Mizzou didn’t waste any time answering the score. Daniel connected with Coffman for an 18-yard scoring strike and a 38-24 lead. DRIVE SUMMARY: 4 plays, 80 yards, :58.
Oregon State cut into the Mizzou lead with a short touchdown pass from Moore to Bernard that made it 38-31. DRIVE SUMMARY: 7 plays, 76 yards, 3:14.
With 6:02 remaining, Mizzou took over at its own 20. Tony Temple was stopped for a loss of two on first down. Pinkel and the Tigers offense looked like they were content with the one touchdown lead and got very conservative. Temple took the next handoff and raced for a gain of seven. Mizzou was able to convert on third down as Daniel hit Rucker on a screen pass. Misssouri could not run out the clock and was forced to punt with 1:41 left in regulation.
Stroughter was able to return the punt 40 yards to the Beavers 46. Bernard caught a first-down pass for a pick up of 13 to move the chains. Mizzou was conceding the short pass dropping most of its secondary deep and rushing just four linemen. Dedrick Harrington had a chance to ice the game for the Tigers but dropped an interception that hit him right between the numbers. OSU was forced into a crucial fourth-and-three, but was able to convert. Moore found Stroughter for a first down pick up and the Beavers had new life. Moore was able to tie the game on the next play hitting Newton in the end zone and tying the game at 38. Much to most fans surprise, coach Riley opted to attempt the 2-point conversion. Bernard rushed the ball right up the middle of the Tigers defense and Oregon State had a 39-38 come from behind lead. DRIVE SUMMARY: 7 plays, 55 yards, 1:19.
FINAL SCORE: Mizzou 38 OSU 39