KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Missouri Football App / AP) — Andrew Baggett kicked a 35-yard field goal in the fourth overtime period Saturday as Missouri rallied from a two-touchdown halftime deficit to beat Tennessee 51-48 at Neyland Stadium.
Missouri forced overtime when James Franklin threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Dorial Green-Beckham on a fourth-and-12 play with 47 seconds remaining.
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Each team scored touchdowns on its first two overtime possessions, including a 5-yard run by Tennessee holder Tyler Drummer on a fake field-goal attempt. Each team reached the end zone again in the third overtime but failed to make its ensuing two-point conversion attempt.
Missouri's defense finally came through in the fourth overtime when safety Ian Simon broke up a fourth-and-3 pass to Zach Rogers from the Missouri 18.
Tyler Bray threw for 404 yards and four touchdowns for Tennessee (4-6, 0-6). Franklin threw four touchdown passes and 226 yards while adding 43 on the ground, and Kendial Lawrence ran for 153 yards and two scores for Missouri (5-5, 2-5).
Justin Hunter led all receivers with 141 yards and a TD, with TE Mychal Rivera close behind, coming in at 123 and a score.
Missouri's Dorial Green-Becham only had two catches for 35 yards, but both catches for the freshman were touchdowns.
Missouri now hosts Syracuse, fresh of an upset of ninth-ranked Louisville. If the Tigers can top to Orange, they would be bowl eligible at 6-5 going into the final week.