Tigers Suffer Disappointing Loss To Baylor

The Missouri Tigers found themselves in the familiar situation of trying to play catch-up and mount a comeback to try and win their secnd game in a row, but it was not to be this week and they fall short.

The Missouri Tigers went into to Waco Texas with the hopes of putting back to back wins together with a victory over Baylor after last week's come from behind win over Texas A&M in overtime, but they ran out of time after letting the Bears build a big lead in the second half after holding them to only 13 points in the first half, and lost 42-39 to fall to 4-5 on the season.

Despite holding a 14-13 lead at the half, the Tigers were outscored 15-0 in the 3rd quarter to fall behind 28-14 heading into the 4th quarter, but as we have seen in the past, the Tigers mounted a furious comeback scoring 25 points in the quarter, but could not stop the Bears from scoring twice more in the 4th and eventually ran out of time.

Tiger QB James Franklin threw for 325 yards and 3 touchdowns on 33 of 46 passing, and Henry Josey ran for 132 yards and 2 touchdowns on 15 carries, but it was too little to late offensively and defensively to come away with a win.

After the Tigers' 42-39 loss at Baylor, Missouri Head Coach Gary Pinkel expressed some of his thoughts.

"We didn't play very well," said Coach Pinkel. "We battled back at the end. We do battle. It's just the inconsistency of our play. Our kids are working hard. I know they're practicing hard. I'm just not doing a very good job of coaching. So, that's on me, and we've got to play better."

"Certainly (Baylor's) very, very good," said Coach Pinkel. "But, we've got to play better than that."

Coach Pinkel tried to sum up what the overall reasons were for the loss.

"When you play an offense like that, that's that potent, you've got to score more," Coach Pinkel. "So, we know that we need to play better defense. We need to play better offense. You know, you can pass it around. It just wasn't near good enough, with a three-point game at the end. But the bottom line is that we're just not playing consistent enough. Obviously, it's remarkably frustrating for me. But there's three football games left. We'll see what we're made of, and we'll keep battling."

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