Temple Outshines 2 Heisman Finalists as Missouri Shows BCS

DALLAS (AP) _ The guys from the ``Show-Me State'' made their
case for having deserved a chance in one of the elite bowl games.

They routed Darren McFadden and Arkansas 38-7 in the Cotton

The biggest surprise is that the emphasis came from running back
Tony Temple, not quarterback Chase Daniel, a Heisman Trophy
finalist like McFadden.

Temple broke longstanding Cotton Bowl records with 281 yards and
four touchdowns. Both records fell on his last run, a spinning,
tackle-breaking, 40-yarder into the end zone.

Daniel and a lineman celebrated by carrying Temple back to the
sideline. It was Mizzou's first New Year's Day game since 1970.

Mizzou (12-2) was ranked Number One after beating Kansas in the
regular season finale, then lost badly to Oklahoma in the Big 12
title game.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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