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    Missouri Beats Texas A&M, Claims SEC East Title


    By Tim Letcher
    SEC Digital Network

    Henry Josey rushed for a 57-yard touchdown with 3:34 remaining to provide the margin of victory as Missouri beat Texas A&M 28-21 on Saturday night in Columbia.

    After going 5-7 last year, Missouri has posted an 11-1 mark so far this season, and the Tigers will meet Auburn in the SEC Championship Game on Saturday in Atlanta.

    James Franklin had 233 yards passing and a pair of touchdowns, and he also rushed for 80 yards in the win.

    Missouri's defense did a good job containing Johnny Manziel, holding the defending Heisman Trophy winner to 195 yards passing and 21 yards rushing. Manziel did have one touchdown pass.

    Statistical Leaders

    Texas A&M

    Passing - Johnny Manziel, 24-35, 195 yards, 1 TD

    Rushing - Brandon Williams, 6 carries, 57 yards

    Receiving - Travis Labhart, 7 receptions, 81 yards


    Passing - James Franklin, 18-28, 233 yards, 2 TD

    Rushing - Henry Josey, 13 carries, 96 yards, 1 TD

    Receiving - L'Damian Washington, 7 receptions, 98 yards, 1 TD

    Quick Notes:

    Gary Pinkel is now tied with Don Faurot for the winningest coach in Missouri history with 101 wins.

    Missouri recorded its third 11-win season in school history.

    Missouri won its fourth game against a ranked opponent in a season for the first time in school history.