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Arkansas falls to Mizzou, 29-27

The Razorbacks have now gone 0-3 in trophy games.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — In the final SEC game of the year, the Razorback football team fell to the Mizzou Tigers 29-27. 

The Hogs were missing some pieces in this game. Arkansas was without linebacker Bumper Pool and defensive back Myles Slusher.  

Earlier in the week, Head Coach Sam Pittman said Pool was "beat up". The Senior got surgery on Wednesday and did not play against Mizzou. Meanwhile,  defensive back Myles Slusher left the team. 

It was somewhat of a slow start for the Razorbacks in the final SEC game of the season. The first drive of the game resulted in an Arkansas three and out.

Arkansas has only scored on one opening possession this year. 

The Tigers would get on the board first with a field goal to lead 3-0. 

The next drive for the Hogs leads to some action through the air. Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson launched a 37-yard pass to Matt Landers, shortly after Jefferson walked into the end zone to put the Hogs up 7-3. 

With 2:56 left in the first quarter Running back Cody Schrader ran it in to give the Tigers a 10-7 lead. 

Mizzou quarterback Brady Cook was absolutely cooking on the ground this Black Friday. He wracked up 125 rushing yards on 10 carries in the first half.

Early in the second half, Cook added the QB keeper to put the Tigers up 17-7. 

When the Razorbacks got the ball back, Jefferson cooked up some magic himself continuing the strong connection with Landers, that 27-yard TD pass put Arkansas closer with Mizzou leading 17-14 with 9:26 left in the second half. 

On the next Mizzou drive, the Hogs forced the Tigers to attempt another field goal which gave Missouri the 20-14 lead. 

To cap off the scoring in the first half, KJ Jefferson sent an eight-yard touchdown pass to Rocket Sanders to give Arkansas the 21-20 lead heading into halftime. 

10:09 left in the third quarter, Cook sent a 26-21 TD pass to Luther Burden which made it 26-21 Mizzou. The Tigers went for the two-point conversion, but Arkansas defensive back Hudson Clark intercepted the pass. 

When the Hogs gained possession again, KJ Jefferson threw an interception on which Mizzou was able to capitalize and kick a field goal that put the Tigers up 29-21.

The Razorbacks, responded with one of their own by Cam Little who nailed a 46-yard field goal to shrink the Tigers' lead, making it 29-24 Mizzou. 

In the fourth quarter, they'd settle for a field goal once again, with Little bringing it closer at 29-27 Mizzou. However, time would run out and the Tigers would hang on to win.

Up next, the Hogs will wait to see where they'll head for their bowl game.

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