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Living High on the Hog

Tigers take down Razorbacks, become SEC East champions

For the second consecutive season, Mizzou's football team has earned the SEC East championship title. The Tigers defeated the Razorbacks 21-14 in a Black Friday blackout game, as a sellout crowd of 71,168 watched the seniors play for the last time on Faurot Field. Going into the fourth quarter, Mizzou trailed Arkansas by eight points. Then wide receiver Jimmie Hunt scored a touchdown, and a two-point conversion tied the score at 14–14. With 4:38 remaining, Marcus Murphy scored a touchdown on a 12-yard run, and Markus Golden recovered a fumble to seal the win. The Tigers head to Atlanta Dec. 6 for the SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome.

Fireworks behind the sign

Mizzou defeats Arkansas 21-14 in the first Battle Line Rivalry. The win clinched the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division Championship, with the Tigers becoming the fourth SEC Eastern program all-time to win back-to-back divisional titles. Photo by Shane Epping.

Coach Pinkel and Markus Golden

Coach Pinkel wipes the tears from his eyes as senior defensive lineman Markus Golden prepares to play his last game on Faurot Field. Mizzou recognized its 21-member senior class before the game. Photo by Shane Epping.

Marcus Murphy hugging Gary Pinkel

Senior tailback Marcus Murphy says goodbye to coach Gary Pinkel before running onto the field on Senior Day. Photo by Shane Epping.

Marcus Murphy and family.

Marcus Murphy hugs loved ones before the game begins. Photo by Tanzi Propst.

Lucas Vincent and family

Senior defensive lineman Lucas Vincent receives a hug after his name is announced on Senior Day. Photo by Tanzi Propst.

Football players kneeling.

Players say a prayer in the north end zone immediately before game time. Photo by Shane Epping.

Painted fans.

Fans in Tiger's Lair cheer for Mizzou at kickoff. Photo by Tanzi Propst.

Fire truck.

A Boone County Fire District truck shows off its black-and-gold colors outside Memorial Stadium before the game. Photo by Shane Epping.

Painted students with banner

Students in Tiger's Lair wave a Mizzou banner above their heads to stir excitement in Memorial Stadium. Photo by Tanzi Propst.

Bud Sasser

Senior wide receiver Bud Sasser's 127 receiving yards gave him the fourth 100-yard receiving game of his career. Photo by Shane Epping.

Russell Hansbrough

Junior tailback Russell Hansbrough runs for a gain. Photo by Tanzi Propst.

Markus Golden

Senior defensive lineman Markus Golden celebrates after sacking the Arkansas quarterback. Photo by Tanzi Propst.

Lucas Vincent

Senior Lucas Vincent barely misses earning a sack on the Arkansas quarterback. Photo by Shane Epping.

Marcus Murphy

Marcus Murphy runs for a gain. Photo by Shane Epping.

Arkansas defensive players

Arkansas defensive players attempt to stop Marcus Murphy. Photo by Tanzi Propst.

Ian Simon

Junior safety Ian Simon tackles an Arkansas offensive player on the goal line. Photo by Shane Epping.

Andrew Baggett

Junior placekicker Andrew Baggett kicks a field goal. Baggett became the first Missouri kicker ever to make two 50-plus-yard field goals with his first half effort. Photo by Tanzi Propst.

Maty Mauk

Quarterback Maty Mauk escapes an Arkansas defensive player. Photo by Shane Epping.

Russell Hansbrough

Junior tailback Russell Hansbrough goes head-to-head for a rushing gain. Photo by Shane Epping.

Chancellor Loftin

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin watches from the sidelines in his signature bow tie. Photo by Shane Epping.

Santa Claus

Although Santa Claus made it to the game, he couldn't deliver a win for Arkansas fans. Photo by Shane Epping.

Fans in Batman costumes holding sign that says "Beat arKANSAS"

Mizzou fans keep the MU-KU rivalry alive. Photo by Shane Epping.

Golden Girls dance squad

The Golden Girls gather in the south end of Memorial Stadium. Photo by Shane Epping.

Twirler Halie Hart

Twirler Halie Hart performs with Marching Mizzou and the Golden Girls. Photo by Tanzi Propst.

Marching Mizzou

Marching Mizzou performs during halftime. Photo by Shane Epping.

Maty Mauk

Quarterback Maty Mauk prepares to complete a pass as members of the offensive line hold back the defense. Photo by Shane Epping.

Bud Sasser

Wide receiver Bud Sasser completes a pass reception for a gain in the second half. Photo by Shane Epping.

Sean Culkin

Tight end Sean Culkin receives a pass for a gain in yards. Photo by Shane Epping.

Jimmie Hunt

Wide receiver Jimmie Hunt scores a touchdown to help the Tigers tie the game. A two-point conversion would make the score 14-14. Photo by Shane Epping.

Cheerleaders

Mizzou cheerleaders celebrate a touchdown. Photo by Shane Epping.

Cheerleader jumping

A cheerleader performs on the west side of Faurot Field during the second half. Photo by Shane Epping.

Pink sunset.

The sun sets over Faurot Field. Photo by Shane Epping.

Marcus Murphy

Marcus Murphy escapes the grasp of an Arkansas defensive player to enter the end zone for a touchdown. Photo by Tanzi Propst.

Marcus Murphy

Senior Marcus Murphy scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter to put the Tigers head 21-14. Photo by Shane Epping.

Fans in black

Mizzou fans shake their keys and yell at the top of their lungs to bring the noise in the fourth quarter. Photo by Shane Epping.

Dejected Arkansas fans

Arkansas fans listen to an announcement near the end of the game, when the Razorbacks had fumbled the ball and Mizzou gained possession. Photo by Shane Epping.

Fans rush the field.

Fans rush Faurot Field at the end of the game. Mizzou (10-2, 7-1 SEC) will make a second appearance in the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta on Saturday, Dec. 6. Mizzou has more SECCG appearances than six other SEC teams (Mississippi State, South Carolina have 1; Kentucky, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt have 0). The victory improved Pinkel’s program to a remarkable 25-7 in November since 2007. Mizzou improved to 4-2 all-time vs. Arkansas with the victory, including 2-0 at Memorial Stadium. Photo by Shane Epping.

Lucas Vincent

Senior defensive lineman Lucas Vincent leaves Faurot Field on the shoulders of his teammates with a rock from the M in the north end zone. Photo by Shane Epping.

Mitch Morse

Players carry senior offensive lineman Mitch Morse off the field after he collects his rock on the north M. Photo by Tanzi Propst.

 

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