The Missouri Tigers earned their first SEC East title with a 28-21 win over the Texas A & M Aggies. Mizzou will head to Atlanta to face the Auburn Tigers on December 7th for the SEC Championship game. The division title is the Tigers’ third since 2007, following Big 12 North championships in ’07 and ’08. Gary Pinkel tied Don Faurot with 101 wins, the most in school history. Watch as Pinkel celebrates with fans on the field after the game.
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-Missouri starts the quarter with the ball at their own 25 yard line and trailing 14-7. The Tigers are able to put together a 75 yard drive that results in a Marcus Murphy two yard touchdown run. The big play of the drive was a 35 yard completion from James Franklin to L’Damian Washington. With 12:15 left in the quarter the game is tied 14-14
-The Missouri defense then gets a stop as they force the Aggies to punt. Marcus Murphy then returns the punt to the Missouri 43 yard line where Mizzou starts with 9:05 left in the quarter.
-Mizzou would then put together their second impressive drive of the quarter. They go 57 yards on 8 plays and James Franklin finds L’Damian Washington for a 5 yard touchdown. 6:26 left in the quarter and the Tigers lead 21-14
-The Aggies start at their own 16 yard line and and would reach the Missouri 45 yard line before punting and the Tigers take over at their own 13 yard line with 1:24 left in the quarter.
-Missouri would face a 2nd and 6 at their own 45 when the quarter ends.
End 3rd Quarter: Mizzou 21 Texas A&M 14
-Missouri starts a drive at their own 13 yard line trailing 7-0 and after three plays they are forced to punt but the Aggies DeVante Harris fumbles and the Tigers keep the ball at the Aggies 36 yard line. Maty Mauk replaces James Franklin at quarterback but the offense continues to struggle as they go three and out. After the punt the Aggies start at their own 12 yard line with 12:07 left in the quarter and A&M leading 7-0
-The Aggies pick up a big first down on 3rd and 12 and then move the drive into Missouri territory with a completion from Johnny Manziel to Travis Labhart. The drive stalls when a Manziel pass to LaQuvionte Gonzalez is incomplete. After a punt the Tigers start at their own 6 yard line with 8:33 left in the quarter. Texas A&M still on top 7-0
-The Tigers put together their first sustained drive of the game and it pays off with a 7 play 94 yard drive resulting in a James Franklin to Dorial Green-Beckham 38 yard touchdown pass. With 5:16 left in the quarter the game is tied 7-7
-A&M starts at their own 25 yard line and they need just 4 plays to regain the lead on a 32 yard touchdown pass from Johnny Manziel to Derel Walker. Brandon Williams had a 42 yard run on the drive. With 4:06 left in the quarter the Aggies lead 14-7
-Missouri begins a drive at their own 25 yard line and they reach the Aggies 29 yard line to set up a 47 yard field goal attempt by Andrew Baggett on the final play of the half. His kick is no good.
Half: Texas A&M 14 Mizzou 7
-A&M receives the opening kickoff and it appears Mizzou has stopped them on 4th and 6 but a running into the kicker penalty gives the Aggies a 4th and 1 and they go for it and get the first down to keep the drive alive. The Tigers defense gets another stop and this time the punt results in Missouri starting at their own 10 yard line with 11:08 left in the quarter.
-The Tigers are unable to do much with their first possession and after three plays they are forced to punt. Texas A&M takes over at their own 35 yard line with 9:48 left in the quarter of a scoreless game.
-The Aggies then put together a 10 play 65 yard drive that results in a Tra Carson 29 yard touchdown run. A&M grabs at 7-0 lead with 6:34 left in the quarter.
-Mizzou starts their second possession of the game at their own 25 yard line. The drive would reach the A&M 37 but an incomplete pass on 3rd and 13 forces a punt. A&M takes over at their own 5 yard line with 2:05 left in the quarter and the Aggies still on top 7-0
-Texas A&M manages one first down but they are forced to punt after a 3rd and 1 pass deep down the field is incomplete. The Tigers start at their own 13 yard line as time expires in the quarter.
End 1st Quarter: Texas A&M 7 Mizzou 0
Missouri’s lawmakers are being urged to look at whether the money spent to imprison thousands of people makes the state less dangerous.
Next year is a crucial year for those modernizing Missouri’s criminal laws. It’s the third year for discussion of the first overhaul in more than 35 years. But with crime goes punishment, and lawyer Stephen Hanlon says a lot of imprisonment fails cost-benefit analysis. Hanlon, who teaches at the prestigious Georgetown Law School, is a Missouri native who has focused on prison litigation for 20 of the 47 years he’s been a lawyer. He tells legislators considering recodification of the criminal code they need to ask if imprisonment is worth its cost, “particularly in these lower-level nonviolent misdemeanors that do not involved public safety issues, and the question is whether…the threat of prison is the best way to change that behavior.”
Hanlon has told the Senate Judiciary Committee his favorite Missouri crime is fishing with illegal bait, which can land somebody in prison. He says that’s an example of a crime that is not worth spending $23,000 a year to house someone as a prison inmate.
He says there’s a growing list of evidence-based reforms that will lower the prison population without increasing the crime rate or recidivism rates.
Mizzou is coming off a solid 24-10 win last Saturday at 24th ranked Ole Miss in a game in which the Tigers never trailed. The Tigers outgained the Rebels by a 485-378 margin in total offense, as the Mizzou rush attack posted a 260-yard day and three touchdowns.
The Tigers need that same type of effort Saturday night as Mizzou goes for the SEC East title.
Here to breakdown the game from the Mizzou perspective are Will and Matt from Columbia affiliate, KTGR.
Mizzou has plenty to play for Saturday night. A win over the Aggies would give Mizzou the East title, outright, and stamp their ticket to Atlanta for a berth in the 2013 SEC Championship Game on Dec. 7. Additionally, at No. 5 in this week’s Bowl Championship Series standings, the Tigers are looking to keep their chances alive at reaching the school’s first-ever BCS bowl game.
Alex Borrell of KZNE Radio in College Station gives us some perspective on Texas A & M.
Ranked rivals in the SEC close out the regular season against each other on Saturday night, as No. 19 Texas A&M pays a visit to No. 5 Missouri.
Missouri has already earned a share of the SEC Eastern Division title, but can claim the crown outright and punch its ticket to next week’s conference championship game in Atlanta with a win over the Aggies. The Tigers currently sit at 10-1 on the year and 6-1 in conference, and they are coming off a 24-10 triumph at Ole Miss, that earned head coach Gary Pinkel his 100th victory at the school. Pinkel will tie Don Faurot for the all-time program lead with one more win, and another victory will also mark only the third 11-win campaign in school history. It will also keep Mizzou’s chances of reaching its first-ever BCS bowl game alive.
Texas A&M had lofty expectations coming into the campaign, and the team shot of the gate with a pair of lopsided wins. Then came a showdown with two-time defending national champion Alabama, a game that would wind up being one of the wildest of the season, but went to the Crimson Tide 49-42. The Aggies would rally to win three straight, but then came another shootout loss, this time in a 45-41 final against Auburn. Three more wins followed, then yet another setback as A&M fell last week at LSU, 34-10. [Read more…]
8-man North Andrew def. Stanberry, 16-13
Class 4 Webb City def. Helias Catholic, 28-14
Class 2 Lamar def. Lawson, 42-0
Class 6 Blue Springs def. Rock Bridge, 35-14
11:00 a.m. Class 3 Seneca vs. Maryville
2:15 p.m. Class 1 Valle Catholic vs. Marceline
5:30 p.m. Class 5 Parkway Central vs. Lee’s Summit West
Earnest Ross was one of three players to score 20 points for Missouri as the Tigers handled Nevada, 83-70, as part of the Las Vegas Invitational at Orleans Arena.
Ross finished with 28 points and nine rebounds while Jabari Brown (24 points, nine rebounds) and Jordan Clarkson (21 points) each had strong outings as well for Missouri (7-0).
Deonte Burton scored 20 points for Nevada (3-5), which also got 15 points off the bench from Marqueze Coleman. [Read more…]