Devin West ran for three touchdowns, defensive tackle Terrell Jurineack returned a fumble for a score and 21st-ranked Missouri denied a two-point conversion attempt in the final moments to preserve a 28-26 victory over Big 12 Conference foe Texas Tech.
Backup quarterback Matt Tittle brought the Red Raiders (6-3, 3-3 Big 12 South) within two points when he tossed an eight-yard scoring strike to Kyle Allamon with 1:05 left. But on the two-point conversion attempt, Tittle's pass into the right corner of the end zone fell incomplete.
The Red Raiders attempted an onside kick, but the Tigers (6-2, 4-1 North) recovered to seal their third victory in four games. Missouri's only two losses this season have come to Ohio State and Nebraska, which currently rank first and seventh, respectively, in the nation.
West's third score, a four-yard run with 4:53 to play in the third quarter, gave the Tigers (6-2, 4-1 Big 12 North) a 28-12 lead.
But Rob Peters, who was knocked out of the game after taking a shot to his chest later in the period, connected with Allamon on a 12-yard score early in the fourth and Rickey Hunter's two-point conversion run cut the deficit to 28-20.
Texas Tech has lost three straight, all to ranked teams, since opening the season 6-0.
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