Fourth Quarter Recap
For the second time in a span of five minutes, Mauk hooked up with Sasser. This time, a 22-yard TD pass to make it a 28-10 lead.
The defense caused a fumble on a 4th down play for UCF inside the Mizzou 30 yard line and Marcus Murphy provided a steady dose of run plays as the Tigers milked the clocked. Russell Hansbrough left the game early in the fourth after taking a big hit.
Andrew Baggett kicked a 26 yard field goal and the defense came up with their fourth and final turnover as Duron Singleton scooped up a fumble and returned it 60 yards for the game’s final score with 13 seconds left in the game.
Mizzou scored the final 31 points in the game, including 17 in the final quarter.
–Mizzou has a four game win streak going back to last year’s Cotton Bowl. Each win has been by double digits.
–Mauk’s 12 touchdowns lead the country.
–Mauk’s nine touchdown passes in the last two games, ties a school record for most TD throws in that span, matching Chase Daniel’s mark of nine TDs vs. Ole Miss and Colorado in 2007.
–Junior running back Russell Hansbrough left the game feeling woozy. Senior running back Marcus Murphy has a sprained ankle. Coach Gary Pinkel calls it a “slight sprain.”