The Missouri Tigers gave up 28 points in the fourth quarter and lost 63-37 to Tennessee on Saturday, falling to 3-8 on the season. (University of Tennessee)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – When the Missouri Tigers missed another extra point after a first-quarter touchdown on Saturday, it looked as if their kicking woes might in fact cost them a chance for a victory.

It turned out that was the least of their problems against Tennessee.

Despite a career-day from freshman Damarea Crockett which moved him past 1,000 yards rushing for the season, and a near record performance from the team’s offense, it was a defensive collapse that resulted in a 63-37 loss to the Volunteers.

It was the most points Missouri had allowed in a game since a 66-0 loss at Kansas State in 1999.

The lopsided loss came despite the Tigers putting up 740 yards of total offense, just four yards less than the school record set in a game against Western Illinois in 2011. They did set school records for most offensive plays run in a game, 110, and first downs, 41, but that was not enough to get a win because of the performance by the defense.

The Tigers trailed only 21-20 at the half, thanks to the missed extra point, but Tennessee blew the game open with 28 points in the fourth quarter, capped by an interception of a Drew Lock pass returned for a touchdown. It was the most points Missouri had allowed in the fourth quarter since a 1984 game against Wisconsin.

Crockett rushed for 225 yards, the most in a game by a freshman in school history, and Ish Witter added 163 as the Tigers gained 420 yards on the ground.

"Offensively that's a pretty good day," Missouri coach Barry Odom said. "I didn't have enough answers defensively to put us there to win it.

"You see those stats and you don't look at the other side, and it should be a good night, and it wasn't. I am proud of the team. Wish I could have found a way to win the ball game for them, but we didn't. Obviously, offensively we will build on that, we'll build on that. Doesn't seem like it at times, but we are not that far off from being a pretty good team."

Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs also had a big day, passing for three touchdowns and rushing for 190 yards and two additional touchdowns. One of his scores came on a career-high 70 yard run.

The loss dropped the Tigers to 3-8 on the season, 1-6 in the conference, with one game left, at home on Friday against Arkansas. They finished the year 0-5 on the road and have now gone two seasons without a win on the road in an SEC conference game.