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Mizzou beats Ole Miss, moves closer to SEC East title

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No. 8 Missouri defeated Mississippi, 24-10, in Oxford on Saturday night to move one step closer to winning its first SEC East title.

The Tigers are now 10-1 overall and 6-1 in the SEC. Ole Miss falls to 7-3 and 3-4 in league play.

Mizzou welcomed back quarterback James Franklin, who had been hurt since the middle of October, and he was proficient against the Rebels, completing 12 of 19 passes for 142 yards and an interception. Henry Josey led all rushers with 95 yards and two touchdowns as the Tigers put up 485 yards of total offense.

The Tigers jumped out to a 17-3 lead and were in control most of the game until early in the third quarter when I’tavius Mathers ripped off a 45-yard touchdown run for the Rebels to cut the lead to 17-10. But Josey’s second touchdown put Mizzou back up, 24-10. The Rebels advanced as far as the Tiger 7-yard line late in the fourth quarter but couldn’t punch it in.

If Missouri beats Texas A&M next Saturday, it will clinch the SEC East title and play the winner of the Alabama – Auburn game in the SEC title game on Dec. 7.

And guess what? In this crazy college football season, the Tigers might have an outside chance at making the BCS title game. Here’s the scenario: Jameis Winston gets charged with a felony, causing him to be suspended and for the pollsters to drop FSU in the rankings. Ohio State moves up to No. 2 in the BCS rankings and then the Tigers beat the winner of Alabama-Auburn to win the SEC title and capture a berth in the title game.

Is it likely? Probably not. But crazier things have happened.

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3 Responses to “Mizzou beats Ole Miss, moves closer to SEC East title”
  1. kcrobert10 says: Nov 24, 2013 1:12 AM

    Let it be known that when the myan calendar turned over in 2012 it was to mark the beginning of mizzou dynasty. Hell must be freezing over when nobody will be able to look down on the poor old tigers when they win there 1st ever national championship. M-i-z-z-o-u….

  2. louhudson23 says: Nov 24, 2013 5:54 AM

    That is an interesting point. While it is hard to frame a rape case in football terms for anyone involved,if indeed Winston is suspended,would FSU be down rated out of the title game?

  3. bgkytiger says: Nov 24, 2013 8:55 AM

    Regardless of what Mizzou does, I think it’s more likely that mich st. trips up tOSU

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