Missouri defeats Arkansas 28-24 behind big second half

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The Tigers outscored the Razorbacks 21-0 in the second half to win the Battle Line Rivalry Trophy. Missouri (4-8, 2-6 SEC) improved to 2-0 in home games against Arkansas since joining the SEC. "Anytime that happens in this league, I don't care what the records are, you can throw that out the window; it's about who executes".

On Arkansas' ensuing drive, Mizzou seemed to stall the drive with Frazier's second sack of the day, setting up a third-and-16, but Arkansas converted it and moved deep into Mizzou territory.

Bret Bielema recaps Arkansas' 28-24 loss at Missouri. Newsom added two tackles, one sack and a pass deflection. Lock also had a 48-yard pass to J'mon Moore on the first drive of the second half to set-up a 2-yard touchdown run by Nate Strong. "Give those guys credit. They hit some deep balls and it worked for them". Two plays later, Drew Lock connected with Johnathon Johnson for a 67-yard touchdown to trim Arkansas' lead to 24-21. Arkansas' first play was a 66-yard strike from Austin Allen to a wide open Keon Hatcher, and the Hogs scored on the next play. Crockett is suspended for Friday's game following an arrest on charges of marijuana possession, so Ish Witter will look to take up the slack in the running game and Drew Lock will shoot for another big game through the air. Witter dropped the ball before he crossed the goal line, but the official replay ruled Moore had recovered the ball in a timely manner.

The Razorbacks took a 14-7 lead on a 30-yard run by Devwah Waley. A 48-yard completion to Moore on third-and-11 set up a two-yard Strong touchdown to make it 24-14; Arkansas responded with a 13-play, almost eight-minute drive, but Cale Garrett picked off an Allen pass at the goal line on third-and-goal.

Allen completed 24 of 39 passes for 348 yards. A 52-yard screen pass from Austin to Rawleigh Williams III - screens torched Missouri all day - was part of a drive that reached the Missouri 1-yard line, but back-to-back tackles for loss by Eric Beisel and A.J. Logan preceded a fourth-down interception by Penton.

Missouri's defense needed a couple clutch stops to make the lead stand up.

Missouri recorded its second-largest comeback in school history. Strong scored to give the Tigers the lead, 28-24. Missouri caps off a tumultuous season on a high note, ending Barry Odom's first season as coach at 4-8 with some positive momentum going into the offseason. Missouri just hasn't gotten bounces to go their way and they haven't' created a lot of chances for themselves by staying close enough in games. Every dollar you donate is a gift for life because we only touch the interest earned.

The Razorbacks will learn their postseason destination by next Sunday.