Texas 33, Missouri 16: The Texas Bowl expanded boxscore

Posted December 28th, 2017


A look back at how it all happened Wednesday night:

First quarter

Texas 14, Missouri 0. The Longhorns scored on their opening drive for the fourth time this season — three of those four have been directed by Shane Buechele, who found a wide-open Daniel Young out of the backfield. And Sam Ehlinger found John Burt for Burt’s first touchdown catch of the season. Buechele, who started, led Texas on three of the five first-quarter drives. Missouri also had five drives, but the Tigers failed to get a first down on four of them and finished the quarter with 61 yards of total offense.

Texas: Daniel Young 22-yard pass from Shane Buechele (Joshua Rowland kick), 13:28


Texas: John Burt 7-yard pass from Sam Ehlinger (Rowland kick), 3:58

Second quarter

Halftime: Texas 21, Missouri 7. Ish Witter’s touchdown run was the 14th scored this season against Texas, which entered the game with the country’s seventh-rated run defense. Witter factored again on Missouri’s next drive, but it was a fumble. Anthony Wheeler scooped up the P.J. Locke III-forced fumble and returned it for UT’s eighth non-offensive touchdown of the year.

Missouri: Ish Witter 4-yard run (Tucker McCann kick), 12:10

Texas: Anthony Wheeler 38-yard fumble return (Rowland kick), 7:47

Third quarter

Texas 23, Missouri 16. Down by 14 points at halftime, Missouri scored on the first half’s first play and later pulled within five points on a field goal. But after Texas went three-and-out, the Tigers lost their momentum when a snap by Trystan Castillo sailed over Lock’s head and out of the end zone for a UT safety.

Missouri: Johnathan Johnson 79-yard pass from Drew Lock (kick failed), 14:42

Missouri: McCann 28-yard field goal, 2:44

Texas: Safety, ball out of end zone

Fourth quarter

Final: Texas 33, Missouri 16. After Texas used both Buechele and Ehlinger in the first half, it was all Ehlinger in the second. He helped Texas eat up valuable clock on 8- and 12-play drives and the Longhorns’ defense forced two turnovers. And even Joshua Rowland, who was only 2 of 7 on field goal attempts of 40 yards or longer, got into the act from 41 yards out. Davante Davis’ interception at the 14 sealed it, and Charles Omenihu forced Missouri’s fourth turnover of the game at the very end. Texas scored 14 points off turnovers for the game.

Texas: Joshua Rowland 41-yard field goal, 12:15

Texas: Armanti Foreman 18-yard run (Rowland kick), 1:39

Team statistics

First downs: Texas 17, Missouri 17

Rushes-yards: Texas 42-113, Missouri 34-121

Passing: Texas 167, Missouri 269

Comp-Att-Int: Texas 17-29-0, Missouri 18-34-1

Return Yards: Texas 65, Missouri 110

Punts-Avg.: Texas 11-41.1, Missouri 8-43.0

Fumbles-Lost: Texas 0-0, Missouri 3-3

Penalties-Yards: Texas 7-82, Missouri 9-86

Time of Possession: Texas 35:15, Missouri 24:45

Individual statistics

RUSHING: Texas, Young 12-48, Porter 11-30, Foreman 1-18, Ehlinger 11-17, Buechele 3-12, Heard 1-0, Hemphill-Mapps 2-(minus 7). Missouri, Rountree 14-74, Witter 17-57, Lock 2-0

PASSING: Texas, Ehlinger 11-15-112-1/0, Buechele 6-14-55-1/0. Missouri, Lock 18-34-269-1/1

RECEIVING: Texas, Foreman 4-19, Young 3-64, Johnson 3-40, Heard 2-6, Moore 1-13, Porter 1-10, Burt 1-7, Joe 1-6, Hemphill-Mapps 1-2. Missouri, J’Mon Moore 5-65, Okwuegbunam 4-43, Johnson 3-85, Rountree 3-37, Blanton 1-23, Collins 1-13


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