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Texas Vs. Missouri Final Score: Longhorns Struggle To Score, Lose 17-5

The Texas Longhorns were only able to muster up five points (two by the defense) as they were defeated by the Missouri Tigers 17-5 in Columbia, Missouri.

For Mack Brown, there are some things that you can't control. You can't control injuries, which has derailed the Longhorns rushing attack completely. From Joe Bergeron and Malcolm being sidelined by injury, to losing Foswhitt Whittaker with a serious leg injury in the first half, the only thing you can do is pray for a speedy recovery.

Other things, like an anemic offense, is what will go under Mack Brown's microscope. The Longhorns were only able to muster 247 total yards, and the flip-flopping of quarterbacks David Ash and Case McCoy caused the offense to be grounded all day.

For Missouri, while rushing touchdowns by James Franklin and Kendial Lawrence in the second quarter were the big scoring plays for the Tigers offense, the biggest news was the Big 12's leading rusher Henry Josey going down with a serious knee injury in the third quarter. No word has been given on how long Josey will be out.

The Tigers have now crept back to .500 at 5-5, and are now one win from being bowl-eligible. Texas falls to 6-3.

For more on the Missouri Tigers go check out Rock M Nation and for more Texas Longhorns coverage head over to Burnt Orange Nation.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.