No. 9 Mizzou beats No. 13 OSU 41-31 in Cotton Bowl - NBC Sports

No. 9 Mizzou beats No. 13 OSU 41-31 in Cotton Bowl
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Missouri quarterback James Franklin (1) thows the ball to running back Henry Josey as Oklahoma State defensive end Jimmy Bean (92) defends during the first half of the Cotton Bowl NCAA college football game on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
January 4, 2014, 12:38 am

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Henry Josey ran for 92 yards and three touchdowns, the last a 16-yarder with 3:08 left, and No. 9 Missouri beat No. 13 Oklahoma State 41-31 in the Cotton Bowl on Friday night.

The former Big 12 and Big Eight rivals traded points on six consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter, until Oklahoma State quarterback Clint Chelf was sacked and fumbled with a minute left. Defensive lineman Shane Ray picked up the ball and rumbled 76 yards down the sideline in front of the stunned Cowboys bench to score.

SEC East champion Missouri (12-2) matched its school record for victories, giving the SEC its 10th win in the last 11 Cotton Bowls, all against the Big 12.

Oklahoma State (10-3) had overcome a 10-point deficit by converting two turnovers by Mizzou quarterback James Franklin into points in a 3 1/2-minute span.

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