Brandon Weeden took care of business in the first half, Joseph Randle took care of business in the second half. Three passing touchdowns by the 28-year old quarterback along with three rushing touchdowns by 19-year old tailback proved to be too much for Missouri in a 45-24 loss to the No. 4 ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys.
Missouri's offense was unable to pick up where they left in the first half as four turnovers by Gary Pinkel's squad kept suffering "self-inflicted wounds" (courtesy of FX's Charles Davis) that stalled the offenses progress. James Franklin scored on a 3-yard touchdown run early in the 4th to close the gap to 38-24, seemingly bringing life back to the offense. Yet, two interceptions by Franklin proved to be the final nails in the coffin for the Tigers as they fall to 3-4 on the season.
Missouri's Henry Josey was the bright spot for the Tigers, as his 25 carries for 138 yards (5.5 yards/carry) proved to be the consistent commodity for the Tigers offense. First-year starter James Franklin finished with 184 yards passing with a TD and another 55 yards rushing with a TD. He also threw for 3 interceptions.
OSU's Brandon Weeden finished with 3 passing TDs and 338 yards passing, 270 of which came in the first half. Joseph Randle rushed for 138 yards and 3 TDs.
Justin Blackmon left the game for the Cowboys in the first half with an apparent concussion, he did not return. Coach Mike Gundy said that his star receiver is fine, but was taken out for "precautionary measures."
Missouri goes on the road next week to face the No. 17 ranked Texas A&M Aggies, who face Iowa State this week.