After a second open week in which Nebraska moved up another three notches in the AP poll, the No. 8 Huskers had a new hand at the helm, true freshman quarterback Tommie Frazier.
NU won its first road conference game, defeating the Tigers 34-24. Big plays were a key as Kenny Wilhite picked off his first interception of the year to set up a four-play Husker drive to put NU up 21-14. Byron Bennett followed with a 26-yard field goal, his first of two on the day to give NU a 24-14 halftime lead.
John Reece intercepted a John Handy pass midway through the fourth and 11 plays later, Frazier orchestrated a 49-yard drive, capped by his own leaping five-yard score.
In Missouri's last possession, Travis Hill ended all Tiger hopes as he sacked Handy, forced him to fumble and NU defensive tackle John Parrella recovered.
Missouri recorded 424 yards passing, the most ever allowed by a Husker defense, while Nebraska successfully completed its second game without a turnover.
Nebraska 14 10 0 10 - 34 Missouri 0 14 7 3 - 24 First Quarter NU - Tommie Frazier 3 run (Byron Bennett kick) 5:32. NU - Frazier 7 run (Bennett kick) :21. Second Quarter MU - Jackson 1 run (Jeff Jacke kick) 14:25. MU - A.J. Ofodile 13 pass from John Handy (Jacke kick) 11:19. NU - Calvin Jones 1 run (Bennett kick) 4:49. NU - Bennett 26 field goal, 0:00. Third Quarter MU - Bailey 39 pass from Handy (Jacke kick) 7:17. Fourth Quarter NU - Bennett 26 field goal, 14:56. NU - Frazier 5 run (Bennett kick) 2:09. NU MU First downs 29 24 Rushes-yards 64-335 22-22 Passing yards 157 424 Comp-Att-Int 9-20-0 29-44-2 Total yards 84-492 66-446 Returns-yards 4-49 4-21 Sacks by 2-16 0-0 Punts-average 4-44 3-42 Fumbles-lost 2-0 2-1 Penalties-yards 5-48 5-54 Time of poss. 35:50 24:10RUSHING