T.J. Moe celebrates his game-winning touchdown in Missouri's 27-24 victory against San Diego State. (Photo by JJ Stankevitz)
T.J. Moe admitted he didn’t play a good game. A smattering of drops in the first 59 minutes of Saturday’s game only made Missouri’s offensive struggles worse.
But all that mattered was Moe’s 68-yard touchdown with 51 seconds remaining, a touchdown that vaulted MU ahead of San Diego State 27-24.
SDSU had previously pulled ahead 21-20 early in the fourth quarter on a 93-yard touchdown run by Ronnie Hillman, who compiled 235 rushing yards in the game. A field goal sandwiched in between to Blaine Gabbert interceptions—the first two he’s thrown all year—put the Aztecs up 24-20 with 1:22 remaining.
Things looked obviously bleak. Fans were filing out en masse. A 20-yard completion from Gabbert to Jerrell Jackson put MU at its own 32-yard line. MU still had some breathing room with about a minute remaining, but essentially, it was 68 yards or bust.
And Moe went those 68 yards in one play.
Stay tuned to KBIA Sports Extra for photos and video highlights tonight and tomorrow. The field-level video of Moe’s touchdown and the celebration that ensued is something you don’t want to miss.