Missouri's road to the Cotton Bowl

by Gina Mizell Published: December 14, 2013

Aug. 31 vs. Murray State: Win 58-14

The Tigers rolled up 694 yards of total offense in the easy season-opening win.

Record: 1-0

Sept. 7 vs. Toledo: Win 38-23

After Toledo cut the Tigers' lead to 24-23 on a 41-yard touchdown grab by Alonzo Russell late in the third quarter, Mizzou answered with two consecutive touchdown drives to win by double-digits.

Record: 2-0

Sept. 21 at Indiana: Win 45-28

Defensive end Kony Ealy's 49-yard pick-six was the highlight play in an easy Tiger road victory.

Record: 3-0

Sept. 28 vs. Arkansas State: Win 41-19

After a slow start that saw Mizzou trail 16-14 early in the third quarter, the Tigers outscored Arkansas State 27-3 the rest of the way — including touchdown drives of 94 and 87 yards — to pull away.

Record: 4-0

Oct. 5 at Vanderbilt: Win 51-28

James Franklin threw for 278 yards and four touchdowns as the Tigers cruised to an easy win in their SEC opener.

Record: 5-0

Oct. 12 at Georgia: Win 41-26

The Tigers jumped out to an 18-point first-half lead and held off a late Georgia rally to record what at the time was Mizzou's statement victory.

by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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