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. Two plays later, kicker Harrison Mevis strode onto the field and calmly bombed a 61-yard field goal to give Missouri the victory.
The real winner, though, was the Tigers’ athletic department—who captured on video the winning field goal and subsequent field-storming 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 look even sweeter from above!
— Mizzou Athletics (@MizzouAthletics) September 16, 2023
Missouri’s win was a much-needed feather in the cap of coach Eli Drinkwitz, and marked the highest-ranked opponent the Tigers have beaten since topping No. 13 Florida 38–17 on Nov. 3, 2018.