NCAA Game Summary - Missouri at Nebraska |
(Saturday, November 4th)
Final Score: Nebraska 34, Missouri 20
Lincoln, NE (Sports Network) - Brandon Jackson rushed for 111 yards and a
touchdown on 32 carries as the Nebraska Cornhuskers defeated the Missouri
Tigers, 34-20, in a Big 12 Conference battle at Tom Osborne Field.
Zac Taylor completed 13-of-21 pass attempts for 208 yards and two touchdowns
as the Cornhuskers (7-3, 4-2 Big 12) snapped a two-game losing streak.
Missouri (7-3, 3-3) was led by Chase Daniel who completed 20-of-38 passes for
244 yards with two touchdowns and as many interceptions.
Nebraska drew first blood in the ball game by putting up 17-straight points.
Jordan Congdon kicked a 40-yard field goal, Maurice Purify threw a 28-yard
scoring pass to Terrence Nunn and Taylor connected with Purify on a seven-yard
touchdown pass to give the Cornhuskers a 17-0 lead.
Missouri answered when Jeff Wolfert split the uprights on a 26-yard field goal
attempt to cut the Nebraska advantage to 17-3 with 9:58 left in the second
The Cornhuskers responded with 10-straight points that pushed their lead to
27-3. Taylor threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Teafatiller and Congdon
booted a 33-yard field with 1:18 on the clock in the second quarter.
The Tigers closed out the scoring in the half when Wolfert kicked a 54-yard
field goal as time expired in the stanza.
Missouri opened the scoring in the second half when Chase threw a six-yard
touchdown pass to Martin Rucker to trim the Nebraska lead to 27-13 with 5:46
left in the third quarter.
Brandon Jackson pushed the Cornhuskers' advantage to 34-13 when he found the
end zone on a two-yard carry early in the fourth quarter.
Daniel responded for the Tigers when he connected with Chase Coffman on a 19-
yard touchdown pass which capped an 18-play, 80-yard drive and trimmed the
Cornhuskers' edge to 34-20 with 8:10 left in the game.
Nebraska piled up 419 total yards of offense in the contest while the Tigers
had 363 total yards.
11/04 18:12:23 ET