McCann’s kick lifts Missouri over Arkansas
Sophomore Tucker McCann kicked a 19-yard field goal with five seconds remaining, lifting Missouri to a 48-45 victory over Arkansas in the regular-season finale for both teams Friday in Fayetteville.
McCann’s kick capped a 14-play, 75-yard drive for the Tigers (7-5, 4-4 SEC), who scored 17 points in the fourth quarter and finished the game with 696 yards of total offense.
Arkansas (4-8, 1-7), which had tied the score at 45-45 on a 42-yard field goal by sophomore Connor Limpert with five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, had time for one play after McCann’s kick, but a desperation pass fell incomplete.
Junior quarterback Drew Lock completed 25 of 42 passes for 448 yards and five touchdowns for Missouri. He was intercepted twice.
The Tigers also got a big performance from senior running back Ish Witter, who ran 39 times for 170 yards and a touchdown. Senior receiver J’Mon Moore caught 10 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown.
Arkansas senior quarterback Austin Allen completed 14 of 29 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. Senior running back David Williams scored three touchdowns for the Razorbacks — two rushing and one receiving.
The Razorbacks outscored Missouri 21-7 in the first quarter, but the Tigers rallied with 24 points in the second quarter and led 31-28 at halftime.
Arkansas regained the lead on a 28-yard touchdown run by sophomore Devwah Whaley with 2:02 remaining in the third quarter.
Lock threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter. The second, a 24-yard pass to Moore, put the Tigers ahead 45-42 with 8:14 remaining.
Arkansas finished with 446 yards of total offense, but converted five of 13 third-down plays compared with 10 of 18 for Missouri.