Missouri scored two touchdowns by pass and two more by run to beat Texas A&M on Saturday night and advance to the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta. Mizzou trailed 14-7 at halftime, but outscored the Aggies 21-7 in the second half to take a 28-21 victory.
With the score tied, the final touchdown of the night came on a 57-yard run by Henry Josey with 3:34 left in the game. Josey talked about the run in an interview with Ben Arnet of the Mizzou Network:
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Josey finished the game with 96 yards on 13 carries. Quarterback James Franklin rushed for 80 yards on 18 carries. He passed for 233 yards, including a pair of touchdowns. Dorial Green-Beckham had a 38 yard touchdown reception in the second quarter, and L'Damian Washington was able to hold onto a five-yard grab in the end zone in the third quarter. Missouri's other score came on Marcus Murphy's two-yard run in the third quarter.
Here is Mizzou Head Coach Gary Pinkel:
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Pinkel is now tied with Don Faurot for the most wins by a Missouri coach with 101. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel passed for 195 yards and one touchdown. Manziel also had 21 yards rushing. Missouri, with the victory, clinches the SEC's Eastern Division championship. The Tigers, on Saturday, will play the Western Division champion Auburn Tigers at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The 3 o'clock game will be broadcast on KTTN FM 92.3, with pregame at 2 o'clock.