Nebraska linebacker Marc Munford goes high to disrupt a pass by Missouri quarterback Warren Seitz. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics
Huskers whip Tigers in Lincoln
Nebraska got three big plays in the middle part of the game to get some breathing room and went on to record a 33-23 win over Missouri in a typical, hard-hitting Husker-Tiger game.
Middle guard Ken Graeber broke a 7-7 tie when he tackled Mizzou quarterback Marlon Adler for a safety, then I-back Doug DuBose gave NU a 16-7 lead on the next scrimmage play with a 48-yard touchdown run.
The Tigers pulled within 16-10 at halftime and were threatening again early in the second half when linebacker Marc Munford picked off a Warren Seitz pass and scored on a 57-yard return to give Nebraska a 23-10 lead that the Tigers couldn’t overcome.
NOTES: The Tigers lost quarterback Marlon Andler and tailback Jon Redd to injuries in the second quarter. … Missouri entered the day averaging 499.4 yards per game in total offense but was held to a little over half that, 258. … The safety was set up when a Scott Livingston pinned the Tigers at their own 2.
Nebraska defensive tackle Jim Skow (96) drags down a Missouri ball carrier. | Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics