No. 16 Missouri rumbles past Minnesota, 33-17

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Marcus Murphy ran for 159 yards, Russell Hansbrough added 114 yards and a touchdown and No. 16 Missouri beat Minnesota 33-17 on Thursday in the Citrus Bowl.
   
Missouri (11-3) won its third straight bowl game to reach 11 victories for the fourth time in school history.
   
Minnesota (8-5) trailed 19-17 entering the fourth quarter, but Missouri pulled away on Hansbrough’s 78-yard touchdown run and Maty Mauk’s 7-yard scoring pass to Bud Sasser.
   
Mauk settled down to throw two TD passes after interceptions on the Tigers’ first two possessions.
   
The Tigers forced three turnovers.
   
Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner was 21 of 31 for 258 yards and a touchdown.

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