NCAA Game Summary - Iowa State at Missouri|
(Saturday, November 21st)
Final Score: Missouri 34, Iowa State 24
Columbia, MO (Sports Network) - Blaine Gabbert threw for 337 yards and two
touchdowns, as the Missouri Tigers rallied for a 34-24 win over the Iowa State
Cyclones in a Big 12 matchup at Faurot Field.
Danario Alexander hauled in 11 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown for the
Tigers (7-4, 3-4 Big 12), who avoided a fourth straight loss at Faurot Field.
In the process, Alexander broke Jeremy Maclin's school records for single-
season and career yardage. Fellow wideout Jerrel Jackson finished with 142
yards and a score on eight catches.
Darius Darks headlined the ISU (6-6, 3-5) offense with nine catches for 107
yards and a touchdown. Austen Arnaud (28-of-40, 249 yds, TD) struggled under
center, as he was sacked three times and was also intercepted twice.
Derrick Washington got the Tigers on the board first with a three-yard
touchdown scamper at the 9:31 mark of the opening quarter.
But ISU answered right back with a nine-play, 73-yard drive, punctuated by a
10-yard touchdown pass from Alexander Robinson to Jake Williams on a halfback
A 20-yard field goal by Missouri kicker Grant Ressel made it a 10-7 game late
in the first quarter.
Cyclones kicker Grant Mahoney tied it up with a 34-yard field goal at the 3:22
mark of the second quarter, and the Cyclones took the lead on a 38-yard
scoring strike from Arnaud to Darks with 26 seconds to play until halftime.
But Missouri grabbed the momentum right back in the opening minutes of the
second half, when Gabbert hooked up with Jackson for a 70-yard scoring strike
to make it a 17-17 game.
The Tigers took the lead midway through the third quarter on a 63-yard bomb
from Gabbert to Alexander.
However, ISU marched right down the field on its next possession, and
offensive lineman Scott Haughton scored a 12-yard touchdown on a lateral to
tie the score at 24-24 with 5:18 to play in the third quarter.
A 38-yard field goal by Ressel gave the Tigers a 27-24 lead with just under 12
minutes to play in the fourth quarter.
The Tigers' next possession took nearly six minutes off the clock, and De'Vion
Moore capped the drive with a one-yard touchdown run to give Missouri a 10-
point lead with 4:43 remaining. ISU's next drive ended when Tigers safety
Jasper Simmons intercepted Arnaud at the Missouri 4.
Tigers running back Derrick Washington left the game after suffering a
concussion in the second quarter. He left with 62 yards and a touchdown on 11
11/21 18:31:15 ET