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Missouri's road to the Cotton Bowl

By Gina Mizell Published: December 14, 2013
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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.

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