Missouri facing tough task at Texas A&M

E.J. Gaines of Missouri sits on the bench as he watches Syracuse celebrate after its 31-27 victory Saturday night at Faurot Field.

E.J. Gaines of Missouri sits on the bench as he watches Syracuse celebrate after its 31-27 victory Saturday night at Faurot Field. Photo by The Associated Press.

COLUMBIA — The Syracuse duo of quarterback Ryan Nassib and wide receiver Alec Lemon did all but end Missouri’s bowl hopes with a come-from-behind win Saturday night.

But even as the sun has nearly completely set on Missouri’s season, the Tigers are holding out hope of a Thanksgiving miracle Saturday at Texas A&M.

In what has become Missouri’s most difficult season since 2004, there is still one last shot.

“We can’t let ourselves let go of the rope,” Missouri left tackle Elvis Fisher said. “The coach talked to us about that. We can’t let go of the rope."

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