COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Henry Josey broke loose for the go-ahead score on a 57-yard run with 3:34 to go and No. 5 Missouri wrapped up the SEC East, riding a strong second half to a 28-21 victory over No. 19 Texas A&M on Saturday night.
Missouri (11-1, 7-1 SEC) advances to the conference championship game against Auburn — a matchup of schools very lightly regarded before the season. Missouri has made a six-win improvement from its initial SEC season and fourth-ranked Auburn (11-1, 7-1) has topped last year’s total by eight after stunning No. 1 Alabama.
Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel was held in check for the second straight week, throwing one touchdown pass and rushing for 21 yards on 11 carries. He was 24 for 35 for 195 yards.
Thousands of fans among a sellout crowd of 62,197 — nearly all of them clad in black, stormed the field after the game ended.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali has pronounced himself close to 100 percent for Sunday’s game against Denver, while fellow pass rusher Justin Houston is week to week with an elbow injury. Hali suffered an ankle sprain in Sunday’s loss to San Diego, while Houston suffered a dislocated right elbow.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Running back Zac Stacy, one of three Rams players who left Sunday’s 42-21 win over the Chicago Bears with concussion-like symptoms, has been cleared to play at San Francisco today. Cornerback Trumaine Johnson and left guard Chris Williams also were sidelined with blows to the head, but will be available against the 49ers.
Chicago at Minnesota, 12 p.m.
New England at Houston, 12 p.m.
Tennessee at Indianapolis, 12 p.m.
Jacksonville at Cleveland, 12 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Carolina, 12 p.m.
Arizona at Philadelphia, 12 p.m.
Miami at N.Y. Jets, 12 p.m.
St. Louis at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m.
Atlanta vs. Buffalo at Toronto, 3:05 p.m.
Cincinnati at San Diego, 3:25 p.m.
Denver at Kansas City, 3:25 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Washington, 7:30 p.m.