Missouri 17
Nebraska 7

Oct. 11, 1969 • 1:30 p.m. Central
Faurot Field •Columbia, MO
1st2nd3rd4th F 
First Quarter
MIZ: Mel Gray 69 pass from Terry McMillan (Henry Brown kick) 12:49
Second Quarter
MIZ: Tom Shryock 8 pass from McMillan (Brown kick) 0:09
Third Quarter
NEB: Jeff Kinney 77 pass from Jerry Tagge (Paul Rogers kick) 8:59
MIZ: Brown 48 field goal, 6:49

                        NU      MIZ
First Downs ........... 15       16
Rushing Net ........ 38-36   62-214
Passing Net .......... 232      110
  Comp-Att-Int ... 19-42-2   5-21-2
Total Offense ..... 80-268   83-324
Punts-Avg .......... 13-37    11-38
Fumbles lost ........... 2        0
Yards penalized ....... 25       72

LEADING NU RUSHERS: Jeff Kinney 30, Mike Green 21.
LEADING NU PASSERS: Jerry Tagge 12 for 29-159, Van Brownson 7 for 13-73.
NU BACK OF THE GAME: Jeff Kinney. Caught eight passes for 124 yards, including a 77-yarder for TD. Also rushed for 30 yards.
NU LINEMAN OF THE GAME: Dave Walline. Led defense with 16 tackles.



Tigers prove too tough

Missouri’s Tigers tossed an early bomb at Nebraska and went on to register a 17-7 victory before 60,500 fans in the initial Big 8 game for each team.

The first time the Tigers got the ball Terry McMillan tossed a 69-yard TD pass to speedster Mel Gray for a 7-0 lead with only 2:11 played in the game.

Nebraska fought on even terms from that point until late in the second quarter when a Husker fumble gave Missouri the ball on the NU 16 with only 21 seconds left in the half. McMillan hit Tom Shryock for another Tiger tally with nine seconds left left.

The Cornhuskers got back in the game early in the third quarter when Jerry Tagge flipped a short pass to Jeff Kinney, who broke two tackles and sprinted 77 yards to score, cutting the gap to 14-7.

Jon Staggers returned the ensuing kickoff 41 yards, and the Tigers drove to the Husker 31. On fourth down, Brown kicked a 48-yard field goal to ice the Tiger victory and even the Huskers’ record at 2-2.


Missouri’s defense essentially shut down the Huskers’ running game, allowing just 36 net yards (including several quarterback sacks). … The game was played on a wet field, and attendance of 60,500 was the second-highest in stadium history. … It was Missouri’s third win in a row in the series.

Recap source: 1970 media guide

Game stories
Pregame & team info
1969 schedule
05/10White 10, Red 8
09/20Southern CalL 21-31
09/27Texas A&MW 14-0
10/04@ MinnesotaW 42-14
10/11@ MissouriL 7-17
10/18KansasW 21-17
10/25Oklahoma St.W 13-3
11/01ColoradoW 20-7
11/08Iowa St.W 17-3
11/15@ Kansas St.W 10-7
11/22@ OklahomaW 44-14
12/20GeorgiaW 45-6
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