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WATCH: Missouri S Ronnell Perkins goes the distance on 101-yard pick-six

Matt Johnson
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In a moment when the Missouri Tigers sat on the brink of heartbreak, safety Ronnell Perkins came through with a play his teammates and fans will never forget on a stunning 101-yard pick-six.

The South Carolina Gamecocks moved to Missouri’s one-yard line and were on the verge of cutting the game to a one-score lead. Instead, he picked off quarterback Ryan Hilinski and sprinted untouched down the sideline for the touchdown and a three-score lead.

It’s one thing for a defense to create a turnover in the end zone and save a few points in a close game. Perkins took it to the next level by creating points on his own with this incredible play. The senior turned a close game into a blowout in a matter of seconds and potentially secured a win for a program that needed it.