Missouri stuns Aggies in OT, 38-31

Like all eight games this season, No. 16 ranked Texas A&M built a double-digit halftime lead. For the third time this season, the Aggies saw that big halftime lead evaporate in the second half, as Missouri came back to stun the Aggies in overtime, 38-31. James Franklin threw for 198 yards and 2 TDs and Henry Josey rushed for 162 yards and 1 TD to lead the Tigers.

Like all eight games this season, Texas A&M built a double-digit halftime lead. For the third time this season, the Aggies saw that big halftime lead evaporate in the second half, as Missouri came back to stun the Aggies in overtime, 38-31.

James Franklin threw for 198 yards and 2 TDs and Henry Josey rushed for 162 yards and 1 TD to lead the Tigers.

Missouri scored first, driving 56 yards in 9 plays with James Franklin breaking four tackles on a 20-yard touchdown run that gave the Tigers a 7-0 lead.

Texas A&M immediately responded by driving 75 yards in 14 plays, with Ryan Tannehill tossing a 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Michael Lamothe to tie the game at 7 with 2:26 left in the firat quarter.

Missouri struck back quickly with Franklin hitting Eric Waters on a 42-yard strike to give the Tigers a 14-7 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Texas A&M tied the game on a 12-yard pass from Tannehill to running back Cyrus Gray early in the second quarter.

After a short punt gve the Aggies the ball at the Missouri 41-yard line, Tannehill thrrew a 6-yard TD pass to Ryan Swope that gave the Aggies a 21-7 lead at the 9:13 mark in the second quarter.

The Aggies built on that lead after another Tiger punt by driving 64 yards in 11 plays, the final 3 yards a TD run by Tannehill that gave Texas A&M a 28-14 lead with 3:11 left in the first half.

Trey Barrow kicked a 26-yard yard field goal on the last play of the first half to pull Missouri back to within 11, 28-17, at halftime.

The Tigers rreceived the opening kickoff of the second half but were forced to punt. Texas A&M looked to driving for a score that would have giving the Aggies a 14 or 18-point lead when Ryan Swope fumbled and Missouri recovered at their 31-yard line. Three plays later Missouri returned the favor when Henry Josey fumbled and Jonathan Stewart recovered for the Aggies.

The teams exchanged punts until early in the fourth quarter a Ryan Tannehill pass was intercepted by Missouri's Randy Ponder and returned 45 yards to the Aggie 25-yard line. James Franklin pulled the Tigers to within 4, 28-24, on an 8-yard run with 10:50 to go in the fourth quarter.

After an Aggie punt, Missouri drove 69 yards in 6 plays, with Henry Josey scoring on an 11-yard run that gave the Tigers a 31-28 lead midway through the fourth quarter.

Texas A&M tied the game at 31 on a 35-yard Randy Bullock field goal with 4:10 left in the game.

After the Aggies had forced Missouri to punt, Missouri got the ball back when Jacquies Smith caused a fumble by Tannehill, which was recovered by Dominique Hamilton. The Tigers had a chance to win it in regulation, but a 46-yard field goal attempt sailed wide right as time expired.

James Franklin's 11-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Lucas in overtime lifted Missouri to a 38-31 win over No. 16 Texas A&M on Saturday.

Texas A&M got the ball after the score, but Ryan Tannehill's pass on fourth down was deflected.

James Franklin threw for 198 yards and two scores and ran for 97 yards and two more touchdowns. Josey, the Big 12's leading rusher, had 20 carries for 162 yards.

Tannehill threw for three touchdowns in the first half, but the Aggies managed only a field goal after that to lose their third game this season after leading by double digits at halftime.

Texas A&M's Christine Michael had 21 carries for 104 yards and Gray added 58 yards rushing.

Missouri improved to 4-4 for the season while the Aggies fall to 5-3.


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