Missouri will host Syracuse under the lights
Sat, 17 Nov 2012 01:24:41 GMT —
The Missouri Tigers (5-5 overall), wrap up the 2012 home schedule this Saturday when they step out of conference one last time to play host to the Syracuse Orange (5-5) at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium.
Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. (central time), with the game being televised live nationally on ESPNU.
The Tigers will pay tribute to 18 seniors who will be suiting up for the last time at The Zou, and a win would not only send them off the right way, but it would also make Mizzou bowl eligible for a school-record 8th straight season.
Mizzou hopes to carry momentum from their thrilling four-overtime 51-48 win at Tennessee last week into Saturday's game.
The Tigers were down 21-7 at halftime, and also faced a 28-14 deficit midway through the 3rd quarter before rallying to tie the game with just :47 seconds left in regulation, on a 25-yard TD pass from QB James Franklin to freshman WR Dorial Green-Beckham on a 4th-and-12 play.
The teams traded TDs in each of the first three overtimes, and the Tiger defense got a stop on downs in the fourth, to set up what was a 35-yard game-winning field goal by redshirt freshman PK Andrew Baggett (his first-ever game-winning field goal attempt in his life at any level).
Syracuse is also coming off of a huge win, as the Orange destroyed previously unbeaten and 11th-ranked Louisville, by a 45-26 score in Syracuse, N.Y.
Syracuse had a balanced offensive attack against Louisville, as they totaled 524 yards of offense, including 278 on the ground and 246 in the air.
The trio of QB Ryan Nassib, WR Alec Lemon and RB Jerome Smith all had big days, with Nassib throwing for 246 yards and 3 TDs, while Lemon had 9 receptions for 176 yards and 2 TDs, with Smith adding 144 rushing yards and 1 TD to the ledger.
A win Saturday would also make Syracuse bowl-eligible.
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