No. 9 Missouri prevails 14-3 over No. 7 Ohio State in Cotton Bowl defensive slugfest

Brady Cook threw for a touchdown and Cody Schrader ran in one more to help No. 9 Missouri win 14-3 in the Cotton Bowl over No. 7 Ohio State on Friday night.

It was a defensive showcase for both teams as the Buckeyes (11-2, 8-1 Big Ten Conference) held a 3-0 lead entering the fourth quarter.

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Ohio State was down to its third-string quarterback Lincoln Kienholz after Devin Brown exited with an ankle injury early in the second quarter.

Jayden Fielding kicked a 44-yard field goal with 3:12 left in the first quarter to give Ohio State its lead.

Missouri (11-2, 6-2 Southeastern Conference) converted just 10 first downs and Ohio State eight going into the fourth quarter.

The Tigers converted nine first downs in the final quarter as part of a 14-point onslaught. Quarterback Brady Cook went 2-of-2 in the fourth quarter for 38 passing yards.

Cook finished with 128 passing yards on 61% completion. Receiver Luther Burden III had 15 receiving yards and a touchdown.

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Schrader totaled 128 rushing yards to become Missouri’s single-season rushing leader. He has over 1,600 rushing yards this year.

Kienholz went 6-of-17 for 86 passing yards. TreVeyon Henderson had 72 rushing yards and Emeka Egbuka had 63 receiving yards.