Missouri rallies for 51-48 OT win over Tennessee

Missouri rallies for 51-48 OT win over Tennessee
November 10, 2012, 4:41 pm

Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) leaps over the goal line to score a touchdown during the first half against Missouri in an NCAA football game at Neyland Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, Michael Patrick)

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (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.

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 Kendial Lawrence ran for two scores for Missouri (5-5, 2-5).