FAYETTEVILLE, Arche. – University of Missouri Tyler Badie ran a career-high 41 times for 219 yards and a touchdown in the Tigers’ 34-17 loss to No.25 Arkansas (8-4, 4-4 SEC) on Saturday.
The Razorbacks used a handful of big plays, a solid second half and a stuffy passing defense from Mizzou (6-6, 3-5). It was Arkansas’ first win over Missouri since 2015. The Tigers lead the all-time series 9-4.
In Missouri’s last practice, Badie ran nine times for 51 yards, including a five-yard touchdown that produced the final score. He ran for a new school record in a single season with 1,604 yards. The Doak Walker Award finalist now ranks seventh in Mizzou football history with 2,740 career rushing yards.
Arkansas led 10-6 at halftime thanks to a 49-yard run by quarterback KJ Jefferson that led to a 36-yard field goal from Cam Little and a 43-yard run from Jefferson. to Treylon Burks to set up a one-yard scoring run by Raheim Sanders.
Mizzou framed this touchdown with a pair of Harrison mevis field objectives. At the end of the first quarter LB Blaze Alldredge forced a fumble from Arkansas Trelon Smith that was recovered at the AU’s 39-yard line by Chad Bailey. The Tigers turned that into a 46-yard field goal for Mevis that tied the score at 3-3 early in the second period. Mevis went 10-6 with a 49-yard FG with 3:02 left before halftime.
But in the second half, Arkansas hit the Tigers quickly. Jefferson threw a sliding screen pass to De’Vion Warren for a 55-yard gain at UM 6 and two plays later, Smith ran for a four-yard lead. On their next possession, Jefferson hit Burks for a 52-yard touchdown to make it 24-6.
After Mevis landed a 41-yard field goal that made it 24-9, Jefferson completed a 39-yard pass to Ketron Jackson Jr. on a third and eight play that produced a 23-yard field goal by Little. and increased the AU advantage to 27-9.