1st quarter highlights

On Mizzou’s first two possessions, James Franklin was just 1 of 7 for seven yards.  If not for a spectacular catch by Dorial Green-Beckham on a call that was overturned, Franklin would have been 0 for 7.

Franklin was picked off on a pass that was tipped by DGB on the Tigers opening drive.  Justin Gilbert came up with his team leading 7th interception of the season.

Mizzou struck first following an E.J. Gaines interception of OSU QB Clint Chelf.  The Tigers went 11 plays, 50 yards, capped by a three yard touchdown run from Henry Josey.  For the Tigers, the pick by Gaines was his fifth of the year and 44th straight game that Mizzou has forced a turnover.

Oklahoma State answered with a five play, 75 yard drive that was capped by a 40 yard TD pass from Chelf to Josh Stewart.  He led OSU with 52 receptions during the regular season despite missing two games with an ankle injury.

2nd quarter highlights

After a 30 yard Missouri punt, OSU had great field position, but Ben Grogan hit the right upright on a 34-yard field goal attempt, keeping the score tied at 7-7.

Maty Mauk took over for the Tigers on their first possession of the quarter.  All he did was spark the offense with runs of 34 and 35 yards and then he capped it off with a 24 yard touchdown pass to Marcus Lucas that fit in between two defenders’ hands and right into the lap of Lucas.  It was perhaps the best thrown ball by a Mizzou quarterback all season.

Mauk was only in for one possession.  Franklin led the Tigers on a three and out and then with 1:35 remaining in the first half, he got Mizzou down to the OSU 17, where Andrew Baggett kicked a 35 yard field goal.

Mizzou has held OSU to 192 yards of offense while gaining 289.  113 of those yards have come from Franklin and Mauk running.  Franklin was just 7 of 22 with one interception for 64 yards.