Missouri holds off Arkansas 29-27 to reach bowl eligibility

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Missouri quarterback Brady Cook, left, runs past Arkansas linebacker Chris Paul Jr., right, during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Brady Cook threw for 242 yards and a touchdown while running for 138 yards and another score, and Missouri’s defense stuffed Arkansas when it mattered in the fourth quarter, giving the Tigers a 29-27 victory.

Cody Schrader added 87 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Tigers, who have qualified for a bowl game in each of coach Eli Drinkwitz’s first three season.

KJ Jefferson had a big game but it wasn’t enough

The Razorbacks’ KJ Jefferson threw for 205 yards with two touchdowns and an interception while also running for a score.

Missouri holds off Arkansas

Raheim Sanders, the SEC’s No. 2 rusher, was held to just 47 yards with a touchdown reception.