Indiana Hoosiers Upset Mizzou On Last Minute Touchdown


Who said the Big Ten is dead?

The Indiana Hoosiers used 493 yards of total offense and some timely defense to upset the 18th ranked Missouri Tigers, 31-27, on the road in Columbia, Missouri. It was Missouri’s first home non-conference loss since falling to Syracuse 31-27 on November 17, 2012.

Indiana’s big win didn’t come easy. The Hoosiers blew a 24-17 fourth quarter lead when Missouri got a short touchdown reception from Maty Mauk to Sean Culkin and a field goal two drives later. Missouri’s three-point lead with 2:20 remaining in the game seemed like it would be enough to escape with the win.

It was not.

A fourth down pass interference by Missouri gave Indiana the break they needed on their game-winning touchdown drive. The free first down was immediately followed by a 44 yard reception by Tevin Coleman. A face mask penalty gave the Hoosiers the ball on the Tigers seven yard line with under a minute to play. Two plays later Indiana’s D’Angelo Roberts scored his second touchdown on the game to give the Hoosiers the 31-27 lead.

Missouri did have one final chance with 22 seconds left. A roughing the passer penalty gave Missouri one untimed down at Indian’s 48. A pass to Marcus Murphy down the middle field was stopped after only a 16-yard gain.

Indiana now has their signature win and a washing away of the stench of losing to Bowling Green last week. They’ll host Maryland next week.

Mizzou meanwhile will have to pull things together quickly as they’ll travel to South Carolina next weekend. Even with the upset loss, Mizzou still holds the cards in the SEC East if they can find a way to steal one from the Gamecocks in South Carolina. Only Missouri and Tennessee – who yet to play an SEC game – does not have a conference loss, so the Tigers have a big opportunity to establish themselves as the frontrunner with a win next weekend.