How the Vols scored against Missouri
By David Cobb | (email@example.com)
MISSOURI TIGERS 51, TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS 48, 4OT
Tennessee 7 14 7 0 | 7 7 6 0 — 48
Missouri 7 0 14 7 | 7 7 6 3 — 51
UT 4:08 – Cordarelle Patterson 5 run (Michael Palardy kick)
Tyler Bray found a leaping Justin Hunter 30 yards downfield to refuel UT’s third drive of the game. Then on a trick play, Patterson then found Mychal Rivera for a 28 yard completion to the Mizzou 5. On first and goal, Patterson took a toss sweep from Bray and went untouched to the end zone.
9 plays | 88 yards | 3:24 | 7-0
Mizzou 3:55 – Jimmie Hunt 87 kick return (Andrew Baggett kick)
On the ensuing kickoff, Hunt took a short Palardy kick through a series of well-orchestrated blocks. Palardy was the last Vol with a chance to make a tackle but he couldn’t do it.
UT 9:56 – A.J. Johnson 3 run (Michael Palardy kick)
A Prentiss Waggner interception gave UT the ball on its own 27. Bray proceeded to lead the Vols on a methodical drive that was capped with Johnson’s fifth rushing touchdown of 2012.
12 plays | 73 yards | 4:57 | 14-7
UT 4:10 - Rivera 20 pass from Bray (Palardy kick)
An ankle-breaking run after catch to the checkerboard by Patterson was nullified. But on the next play, Bray immediately found a diving Rivera underneath the goalpost in the north end zone. It was Rivera’s eighth catch of the half.
9 plays | 78 yards | 3:16 | 21-7
Mizzou 14:38 – Kendial Lawrence 77 run (Baggett kick)
Tennessee reverted to its defensive ways from weeks’ prior when Lawrence torched the Vols on the first play of the half. The play went for more yards than the Tigers gained in the entire first half (64).
1 play | 77 yards | 0:15 | 21-14
UT 8:03 Howard 16 pass from Bray (Palardy kick)
A forced fumble by Daniel McCullers and subsequent return from LaDarrell McNeil ended a Mizzou drive and gave the Vols a short field. A shifty run from Patterson set up Bray’s second touchdown strike of the game.
3 plays | 30 yards | 1:12 | 28-14
Mizzou 4:12 Lawrence 1 run (Baggett kick)
Bud Sasser hauled in Missouri’s first pass play of over 11 yards, a 40 yarder down the UT sideline that set up Lawrence’s third down plunge to the south end zone.
9 plays | 65 yards | 3:51 | 28-21
Mizzou 0:47 – Green-Beckham 25 pass from James Franklin (Baggett kick)
On fourth down with its back against the wall, the Tigers found a way to even the score on the Vols when Green-Beckham found himself wide open in the front corner of the south end zone.
11 plays | 76 yards | 3:56 | 28-28
Mizzou – Hunt 24 pass from Franklin (Baggett kick)
Tennessee won the toss and elected to play defense first. Franklin went to the air and found Hunt streaking undetected over the middle of the field for his second touchdown reception of the game.
UT – Raijon Neal 8 pass from Bray (Palardy kick)
A 17-yard completion on the second play of UT’s overtime possession via a crossing route to Patterson set up Neal’s first score of the game on a dump off.
UT – Tyler Drummer 5 run (Palardy kick)
After an unsuccessful fade route to the corner on third down, Palardy appeared poised to attempt a go-ahead field goal. Instead, holder Tyler Drummer took the snap, stood, and waltzed in to the end zone for the Vols.
Mizzou – Marcus Lucas 18 pass from Franklin (Baggett kick)
On 3rd-and-4 Franklin looked deep, finding Baggett in one-on-one coverage to equal the score and send the game to a third overtime.
Mizzou – Green-Beckham 10 pass from Franklin (pass failed)
After Byron Moore successfully defended a second down route to the end zone, Franklin went right back at him, finding Green Beckham for the second time on the afternoon. The mandated two point conversion attempt failed for the Tigers.
UT – Hunter 13 pass from Bray (pass failed)
Bray found Hunter over the middle. UT’s junior fought his way to pay dirt to give the Vols’ a chance to win. An unsuccessful two point conversion sent the game to a fourth overtime, making it the longest UT game since a four overtime victory over Kentucky in 2007
Mizzou – Baggett 34 field goal
Pass breakups by Mizzou’s Kony Ealy and Randy Ponder forced a UT 4th-and-3. The Vols turned it over on downs when a pass intended for Zach Rogers fell incomplete. Baggett’s field goal clinched the victory for Missouri.
— David Cobb