Missouri erases late deficit to beat Arkansas in wild finish

Missouri place kicker Harrison Mevis (92) kicks a 32-yard field goal to defeat Arkansas 50-48 on the final play of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

By JOE WALLJASPER

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — After surrendering its lead in the most excruciating way possible, Missouri drove the field in the final 43 seconds and beat Arkansas 50-48 when Harrison Mevis made a 32-yard field goal as time expired. he Tigers erased a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to take the lead, only to give it up in the final minute. Arkansas quarterback K.J. Jefferson threw a touchdown pass to Mike Woods to cut Missouri’s lead to 48-47, and coach Sam Pittman elected to go for a 2-point conversion. Jefferson’s pass bounced off the chest of linebacker Jamal Brooks and landed in Woods’ arms.