OU vs. Mizzou: Postgame Breakdown

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The perfect season is no more, as OU fell to Missouri 36-27 at Faurot Field Saturday evening.

Game ball goes to: Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert--He had his way with the Sooner defense virtually the whole way. Gabbert finished 30-for-42 for 308 yards and a touchdown, but perhaps most importantly he didn't make any major mistakes throughout the game.

Play of the game: The opening kickoff went for an 86-yard Missouri touchdown, and before the Sooners knew it, they trailed 7-0 just 14 seconds into the game. It set the tone from the very beginning, getting the crowd involved as well as the Tigers on top.

It was over when: Missouri completed a fourth-and-1 on the OU 45 with less than five minutes remaining. As it was, the Sooners had little chance of getting the ball back and scoring twice, but that allowed the Tigers to run even more time off the clock and put it away.

Surprise of the game: OU's red zone inefficiency and its ability to score on only three of its six opportunities. A fumble, interception and missed field goal left points on the board that would have possibly won this game for the Sooners.

The biggest thing we learned: There are glaring issues that can't be ignored any longer. The No. 1 ranking might have put clouds over those, but there are problems on both sides of the ball that need to be corrected, and this loss exposed a lot of them.

The biggest concern: Leaving points on the board was a big issue. Because of those red zone turnovers, the Sooners failed to get points in the scoring zone, and in order to win conference games, that is a must.

Snapped streak: OU's seven game winning streak over Missouri and head coach Bob Stoops' first loss to the Tigers

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