With a little over three minutes left in the game they had the ball down by just three points. They drove all the way down to the Missouri 23-yard line when things went wrong. Cowboys quarterback Clint Chelf was sacked by Michael Sam and Chelf fumbled. The ball was picked up by Misso Shane Ray who returned it 73 yards for the touchdown to give the Tigers a 10-point lead with less than a minute left.
“All the drama you don’t want as a coach in the fourth quarter,” Mizzou coach Gary Pinkel said after the game, via ESPN. “We had a lot of adversity, and our team handled the adversity well and made the plays we needed to win. I wanted that trophy really bad, wanted it bad for them.”
When they got back to the locker room, Pinkel decided to release some of that stress caused from the drama by dancing a bit. Check it out below.
[h/t] The Big Lead