Game 12: Mizzou 38, Arkansas 0
November 23 | Memorial Stadium
Mizzou finished the regular season 8-4 (4-4 SEC) after earning a dominant,
38-0 win over Arkansas on a rain-soaked Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium.
On senior day, when the program’s 19 seniors were honored while playing
their final home game, it was Mizzou’s defense that was dominant from start to
finish. The Tigers posted 8.0 tackles for loss, including a season-high 5.0 sacks, 4.0
of which came in the first half. Mizzou limited the Razorbacks to 187 total yards,
including just 52 on the ground. It was Mizzou’s first shutout over an FBS team since
Nov. 28, 2010, against Iowa State.
Mizzou senior QB Drew Lock, playing in his final home game, went 16-for-25 for
221 yards and two TDs while rushing for two more scores. He exited the game in
the fourth quarter to a standing-ovation from the crowd.
Mizzou has finished the regular season 8-4, marking the 17th time in program
history that Mizzou has finished with eight wins in the regular season. Head coach
Barry Odom is the first Mizzou head coach to win at least seven games in two of his
first three seasons since Warren Powers (1978-80).
Mizzou broke the game open in the second quarter, highlighted by a pair of key
defensive plays. Senior Terez Hall picked off Arkansas QB Ty Storey to set Mizzou up
at the Razorback 35-yard line. The offense turned that into a three-yard TD run by
Lock, extending Mizzou’s lead to 14-0. On Arkansas’ next possession, Jordan Elliott
tallied his second sack of the afternoon, forcing a Storey fumble, which caromed
into the end zone before Akial Byers jumped on it for a score as Mizzou took a
Mizzou took a 28-0 lead into the half, which was Arkansas’ largest halftime deficit
since 2014 (38-6 to No. 10 Georgia) and largest to an unranked team since 2000
(42-14 vs. Tennessee). Mizzou came out in the second half and scored on its first
possession, a 67-yard strike from Lock to Emanuel Hall, and the Tigers ran away
with the game from there.
90 | 60th AutoZone Liberty Bowl
SPECIAL THANKS BOWL HISTORY HONORS OKLAHOMA STATE MISSOURI BOWL EVENTS WELCOME
SENIOR QUARTERBACK DREW LOCK THREW FOR TWO TOUCHDOWNS,
AND ALSO RAN FOR TWO SCORES IN HIS FAUROT FIELD FINALE.
SOPHOMORE DEFENSIVE TACKLE JORDAN ELLIOTT’S SECOND-QUARTER SACK LED TO A DEFENSIVE SCORE AND A 21-0 TIGER LEAD.