COLUMBIA, Mo. - The fourth quarter of games was a strength for Missouri last year.
It's been anything but this season.
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel was blunt in his assessment of the Tigers' fourth-quarter woes this season: the kicking game must improve. After winning the fourth quarter 143-59 last year, the Tigers have been outscored 37-14 in the final frame this year.
The Tigers blew a 17-9 third-quarter lead against Georgia, and nearly squandered a 24-7 lead Saturday against Arizona State.
While it's been a mix of issues that has included turnovers, Pinkel made it clear the Tigers must get a grip on the situation at kicker to see an improvement in fourth quarter scoring.