Missouri QB Maty Mauk had two TDs in a win over Tennessee to give the Tigers control of the SEC East heading into the final week.
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The #20 Missouri Tigers defeated the Tennessee Volunteers to take control of the SEC East division with only one game remaining.
Throughout the first quarter the Tigers and Vols swapped leads starting with a TD from Tigers RB Marcus Murphy, who led the team with 82 yards rushing and two TDs on the day. Two unanswered scoring drives from the Vols game them a 10-7 lead in the second quarter, but Murphy struck again with another TD and gave the Tigers a 13-7 lead after PK Andrew Baggett missed the PAT. The Vols tied the game up at halftime with a FG from Aaron Medley.
In the second half, Missouri QB Maty Mauk came alive, taking the lead and never giving it back while leading the Tigers on three scoring drives, including two TD passes in the 4th quarter. Despite a successful TD from Vols QB Joshua Dobbs to Jason Croom with 1:57 left in the game to make the game 29-21, they were unable to get the ball back, giving Missouri the win.
With the win, Missouri moves to 9-2 overall and 6-1 in the SEC conference. Despite owning a division lead, they can only clinch a spot in the SEC title game next week with a win next week against the Arkansas Razorbacks or a loss by Georgia, who own the tiebreaker between the two.
With the loss, Tennessee is now 5-6 and would need to beat Vanderbilt next week in order to become bowl eligible.