The game appeared headed for overtime with six seconds left, when the Tigers incurred a potentially gutting delay of game penalty on the Wildcats’ 39-yard line. Harrison Mevis, the Wildcats’ kicker, strode on to the field two plays later. calmly bombed a 61-yard field goal Missouri wins the battle.
The real winner, though, was the Tigers’ athletic department—who captured on video The winning field goal followed by a field-storming attack from above.
The video showed Mevis’s kick splitting the uprights as fans screamed and engulfed Faurot Field in a sea of black and gold.
.@MizzouFootball Wins from above look even better!
— Mizzou Athletics (@MizzouAthletics) September 16, 2023
Missouri’s win is a feather in Eli Drinkwitz’s cap, as it was the highest-ranked team the Tigers had beaten since beating No. 13 Florida 38–17 on Nov. 3, 2018.