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NCAA Game Summary - Nebraska at Missouri



(Saturday, October 6th)

Final Score: (17) Missouri 41, (25) Nebraska 6

Columbia, MO (Sports Network) - Chase Daniel completed 33-of-47 passes for 401 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 72 yards on 11 carries for another pair of scores, as the 17th-ranked Missouri Tigers pounded the 25th-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers, 41-6, in a Big 12 showdown at Faurot Field.

Missouri's leading rusher Tony Temple, who had one reception for 20 yards and three carries for minus-two yards, sprained his right ankle in the first half. Picking up the slack, Jeremy Maclin rushed for 55 yards on seven carries for Missouri (5-0, 1-0 Big 12), which was idle last weekend after notching four wins over non-conference opponents. Martin Rucker caught nine passes for 109 yards and a score.

Sam Keller completed 25-of-43 passes for 223 yards with an interception for Nebraska (4-2, 1-1), coming off a 35-17 victory over Iowa State last Saturday. Nebraska's leading rusher and receiver, Marlon Lucky rushed for 67 yards on 17 carries and caught seven balls for 56 yards.

Daniel's one-yard touchdown scamper with 10:15 left in the first started the scoring for Missouri, and he found Chase Coffman for a six-yard touchdown pass about five minutes later.

Nebraska got on the board after a 10-play drive down the stretch culminated in a 26-yard field goal by Alex Henery with 49 seconds to go in the first.

Missouri regained control, though, as Jeff Wolfer's 23-yard field goal put the Tigers ahead 17-3 with 5:28 left.

Henery's 39-yard field goal with 1:51 on the first-half clock capped a 14-play Nebraska drive, but Missouri answered on Wolfert's 33-yarder with nine ticks left for a 20-6 halftime advantage.

The second half belonged to the Tigers. Daniel's three-yard touchdown run 3:52 into the third quarter started the second-half scoring. Daniel then went to the air and found Dana Alexander for a 48-yard touchdown pass about four minutes later.

Tommy Saunders capped the rout with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Rucker with 12:52 left in the fourth quarter, as Missouri cruised to the easy win.

Game Notes

Nebraska entered this game having won eight straight against Big 12 North Division opponents, the longest such streak for the program since winning nine straight from 1998 to 2000...Outgained 606-297, Nebraska was held without a touchdown for the first time since a 31-3 loss to Oklahoma on November 13, 2004...Nebraska owns a 63-44-3 advantage in the all-time series with Missouri, but the Tigers have won the last three meetings in Columbia...These teams met as ranked foes for the first time since 1998.

10/07 01:42:50 ET


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