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No. 17 Missouri surges past Arkansas, takes second straight SEC Eastern Division title

  • Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk throws a pass during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Arkansas, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

    Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk throws a pass during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Arkansas, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arkansas running back Jonathan Williams celebrates with teammate Demetrius Wilson (85) after Williams scored on a 23-yard reception during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Missouri, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

    Arkansas running back Jonathan Williams celebrates with teammate Demetrius Wilson (85) after Williams scored on a 23-yard reception during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Missouri, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arkansas running back Jonathan Williams runs alone down the sideline as he scores on a 23-yard reception during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Missouri, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

    Arkansas running back Jonathan Williams runs alone down the sideline as he scores on a 23-yard reception during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Missouri, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)  (The Associated Press)

Marcus Murphy scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 12-yard run with 4:38 remaining and Markus Golden recovered a fumble to seal No. 17 Missouri's 21-14 victory Friday against Arkansas and send the Tigers to the SEC championship game for the second straight season.

Missouri (10-2, 7-1, No. 17 CFP) tied it at 14 early in the fourth quarter with a 98-yard drive capped by Jimmie Hunt's 4-yard TD reception and a reverse pass by receiver Bud Sasser to Darius White for the 2-point conversion.

Arkansas (6-6, 2-6) was driving for the tie when Kentrell Brothers stripped Alex Collins and Golden recovered with 2:13 to go at the Missouri 35 to thwart Arkansas' bid to tie it.

The Razorbacks had won two straight, both shutouts against ranked teams.