Despite a fourth-quarter push, Missouri Football suffered a 38-33 defeat against Oklahoma State in the 60th AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
Senior quarterback Drew Lock threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns. Senior wideout (and Memphis native) Johnathon Johnson caught nine deliveries for a game-high 185 yards and a score. Sophomore tailback Larry Rountree III carried 27 times for a career-high 204 yards and one touchdown.
Oklahoma State blocked a potential go-ahead field goal with 9:22 to play, added a three-point kick of their own on the ensuing drive, and stopped Lock short on a fourth-and-1 option run inside the red zone with 1:01 remaining to seal the victory. Missouri finishes the 2018 football season with an 8-5 record.
Here are the full postgame comments of Missouri after the game:
And of Oklahoma State:
And here’s some sights from the day of the game:
— ESPN100.5/105.1 KTGR (@KTGRsports) December 31, 2018
Unfortunate to see his #Mizzou career end in a loss… but we think Drew Lock will be remembered as one of the best ever to play quarterback for Missouri.
Here’s to you, No. 3. pic.twitter.com/niFNS0TGVA
— KTGR Big Show (@KTGRBigShow) January 1, 2019
Thanks once again to Mr. Rooter Plumbing and Stadium Grill for their title sponsorship of our bowl trip to Memphis this year.