Missouri gets rare win over Texas
11/13/2011 12:00 AM
11/13/2011 8:34 AM
In the final Big 12 meeting, Gary Pinkel got the best of Texas.
Missouri's coach didn't seem all that euphoric about ending the school's six-game losing streak in the series and knocking off the only conference school he hadn't beaten heading into next year's move to the SEC.
For one thing, the Tigers likely lost the conference's leading rusher for the rest of the year. Also, they're only .500.
"I don't think off that field, 'Gosh, I finally beat Texas!'" Pinkel said after Missouri's 17-5 upset of the No. 21 Longhorns on Saturday at Columbia, Mo. "I don't do that.
"This game, I don't care who it is, this gives us a chance to have a really good season and accomplish some goals."
Kendial Lawrence topped 100 yards with a touchdown in relief of Henry Josey and a defense burned for 697 yards at Baylor a week earlier kept No. 21 Texas out of the end zone for the first time since 2004. Missouri won for only the second time in the last 17 times in the series.
"I'm really disappointed offensively," said Texas coach Mack Brown, who refused to lean on injuries as an excuse.
"Even though they piled up today more than I think I've ever seen at one position, we still have to do our best to win the game," the coach added.
Pinkel said Josey was undergoing an MRI exam but didn't expect positive news. Coming off four straight games with 125 or more rushing yards, Josey was held to 19 yards on 11 carries.
The Tigers finish against Texas Tech, whipped 66-6 by Oklahoma State on Saturday, and Kansas in search of a seventh straight bowl bid.
James Franklin completed his first 10 passes and ran for a 2-yard score for the Tigers (5-5, 3-4), who beat Texas for the first time since 1997. Lawrence had 106 yards on 18 carries with a 35-yard score in the second quarter.
Texas (6-3, 3-3) entered with injury concerns at running back and was held to 76 yards rushing in only its third road game of the year.
Texas3 0 2 0— 5 Missouri 0 14 3 0—17
Tex—FG Tucker 27, 8:32.
Mo—Franklin 2 run (Barrow kick), 8:46.
Mo—Lawrence 35 run (Barrow kick), 4:43.
Mo—FG Barrow 19, 7:15.
Time of Possession29:3030:30
Rushing—Texas, Hills 11-35, Monroe 7-30, Whittaker 4-15, C.Johnson 2-3, Ash 5-(minus 7). Missouri, Lawrence 18-106, Franklin 13-33, Josey 11-19, Team 1-(minus 1), Moore 2-(minus 5).
Passing—Texas, Ash 13-29-1-158, McCoy 3-7-0-13. Missouri, Franklin 18-26-0-186.
Receiving—Texas, Davis 4-31, Goodwin 3-57, Hills 3-26, Irby 2-18, Onyegbule 1-20, Grant 1-14, Terrell 1-3, Monroe 1-2. Missouri, Moe 5-74, Egnew 3-30, J.Jackson 3-28, Kemp 2-17, Washington 2-10, Josey 2-7, Lawrence 1-20.
Oklahoma St. 66, Texas Tech 6 — After beating Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas, No. 2 Oklahoma State is likely two more victories away from playing for the national title.
"There is pressure. Each week I know you can feel it" said Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy, whose team is 10-0 for the first time in school history. "But it's our responsibility to manage it."
Brandon Weeden threw for 423 yards and five touchdowns and Wichita Southeast product Joseph Randle ran for three more scores to lead Oklahoma State.
The Cowboys, second in the BCS standings this week, next play at Iowa State before closing their season at home against Oklahoma in the Bedlam game.
Weeden, who completed 31 of 37 passes, threw touchdown passes of 2, 27, 28, 48 and 66 yards, and had no interceptions before his backup came in late in the third quarter. Justin Blackmon and Josh Cooper each had more than 100 receiving yards.
It was the Red Raiders' most lopsided loss ever and the most points allowed in program history. Seth Doege completed 25 of 43 passes for a season-low 169 yards and an interception for Texas Tech (5-5, 2-5).
Texas Tech has lost three straight since winning 41-38 at Oklahoma, and has been outscored 159-33.
Oklahoma St. 21 28 14 3 — 66 Texas Tech 0 0 6 0 — 6
OkSt—Blackmon 2 pass from Weeden (Sharp kick), 10:52.
OkSt—Randle 2 run (Sharp kick), 5:19.
OkSt—Stewart 27 pass from Weeden (Sharp kick), 1:42.
OkSt—Anderson 28 pass from Weeden (Sharp kick), 14:37.
OkSt—Stewart 3 fumble return (Sharp kick), 14:33.
OkSt—Randle 1 run (Sharp kick), 5:33.
OkSt—Randle 10 run (Sharp kick), :37.
TT—Douglas 37 fumble return (pass failed), 13:04.
OkSt—Blackmon 48 pass from Weeden (Sharp kick), 11:32.
OkSt—Stewart 66 pass from Weeden (Sharp kick), 3:53.
OkSt—FG Sharp 37, 10:13.
Time of Possession32:4727:13
Rushing—Oklahoma St., H.Sims 13-109, Randle 18-78, J.Smith 5-13, Cl.Chelf 2-(minus 7), Weeden 1-(minus 10). Texas Tech, D.Washington 11-47, Crawford 7-26, K.Williams 8-22, Doege 3-6, B.McRoy 1-0.
Passing—Oklahoma St., Weeden 31-37-0-423, Cl.Chelf 2-4-0-31. Texas Tech, Doege 25-43-1-169, Karam 0-1-0-0.
Receiving—Oklahoma St., J.Cooper 6-106, Blackmon 6-103, Anderson 6-63, Randle 6-18, T.Moore 4-31, Stewart 2-93, C.Moore 1-20, Paulsen 1-11, Co.Chelf 1-9. Texas Tech, D.Washington 4-41, E.Ward 4-36, Torres 4-31, Marquez 4-23, Franks 4-13, Moore 3-21, Fisher 1-2, K.Williams 1-2.
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