Missouri wins shoot out with Pokes

The Tigers overcame another poor defensive and special teams performance with an offensive explosion in Stillwater.

After losing to Texas at home, Missouri travelled to Stillwater, Oklahoma to face the struggling OSU Cowboys.

The Tigers apparently learned a thing or two in the Texas game, and returned to their bread and butter, which is the running game. The Tigers rolled to 333 yards on the ground, as Mizzou won 38-31.

However, everything was not rosy for the Tigers, because Missouri's defense gave up 363 yards to a struggling OSU offense that had been in check by most opponents prior to today. Mizzou also had missed a chip shot field goal late in the fourth quarter that would have sealed the game, as well as committing several major penalties that kept an outmanned Cowboy unit in a game that should have been put away early.

Mizzou committed an Oakland Raider-like nine penalties for 111 yards in this game.

Brad Smith had a quality bounceback game, rushing for 192 yards and passing for an almost identical 194 yards.

The "other" Brad, Ekwerekwu, passed for one touchdown and rushed for another later in the game. Ek was a high school QB in high school.

Marcus Woods pitched in 96 yards and a touchdown, while Jimmy Jackson added 28 yards and a touchdown of his own.

However, any road win in the Big 12 is a quality win by any standard.

Mizzou improves to 3-2, and returns to Columbia to play Iowa State next Saturday for Homecoming.

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