Nebraska 42
Missouri 24

Sep. 30, 2000 - 6 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | FSN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Missouri 7 7 10 0 24
Nebraska 7 21 7 7 42
First quarter
MU: Farmer 1 run (Hammerich kick) 7:56
NU: Alexander 2 run (Brown kick) 2:06
Second quarter
NU: Buckhalter 34 pass from Crouch (Brown kick) 11:15
NU: Newcombe 94 punt return (Brown kick) 3:34
MU: Gage 48 pass from Farmer (Hammerich kick) 2:00
NU: Bowling 13 pass from Crouch (Brown kick) 1:05
Third quarter
MU: Abron 13 run (Hammerich kick) 9:29
NU: Burrow 28 fumble return (Brown kick) 8:14 
MU: FG Hammerich 27, 4:59
Fourth quarter
NU: Crouch 8 run (Brown kick) 5:31

                       MU        NU
First downs            22        27
  Rushing               8        12
  Passing              13        11
  Penalty               1         4
Rushed-yards       31-209    53-311
Passing yards         283       173
  Comp-Att-Int    19-39-1   11-23-0
Sacked-yds lost      3-26       0-0
Return yards           12       148
Punts              8-40.2    5-43.4
Fumbles-lost          3-1       1-0
Penalties-yards     10-95      7-53
Possession time     26:15     33:45

RUSHING
MU: Farmer 9-83, Abron 12-62, Z Gilmore 8-36, Outlaw 2-28.

NU: Crouch 24-110, Buckhalter 7-94, Ju Davies 3-65, Alexander 13-34, Diedrick 1-6, W Miller 2-5, R Miller 1-1, Newcombe 2-(-4).

PASSING
MU: Farmer 13-25-0-214, Outlaw 5-11-1-34, Gage 1-3-0-35. 

NU: Crouch 11-23-0-173.

RECEIVING
MU: Gage 5-125, D Blakley 5-45, Spencer 3-47, Z Gilmore 3-17, Dausman 2-14, Farmer 1-35. 

NU: M Davison 5-66, Wistrom 2-27, Buckhalter 1-34, Newcombe 1-18, Ju Davies 1-15, Bowling 1-13.

Attendance: 77,744

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Two returns help hold off Tigers

Eric Crouch threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for a score, but it was linebacker Jamie Burrow’s third-quarter fumble return that broke Missouri’s back and lifted the Cornhuskers to a 42-24 victory in the Big 12 Conference opener for both teams.

Crouch completed 11 of 23 passes for 173 yards and carried 24 times for 110 yards. The junior quarterback gave Nebraska the lead for good when he found running back Correll Buckhalter with a 34-yard scoring pass early in the second quarter.

Bobby Newcombe set a school record with a 94-yard punt return with just over 3½ minutes left before intermission, but the Tigers would not go away easily. Kirk Farmer, who completed 13 of 25 passes for 214 yards before suffering a broken collarbone in the third quarter, hit Justin Gage with a 48-yard TD pass as Missouri cut the deficit to 21-14 with two minutes left in the half.

Crouch answered immediately, capping the ensuing drive with a 13-yard scoring pass to tight end Jon Bowling, re-establishing a 14-point cushion 65 seconds before the break.

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Sporting News: 1, 2
Kansas City Star: 1, 2, 3, 4
The Maneater: 1, 2, 3
Scouting reports: 1, 2
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Commentary

Colonel Mustard

A bad game against a bad team. We are very ordinary right now.

Shatel

Nebraska doesn't look like the best team in the country. Heck, the Huskers don't even look like the best team in the Big 12 North.

Omaha World-Herald
McKeever

At times, the Tigers looked like they were toying with the Blackshirts

Lincoln Journal Star
Red Clad Loon

The Blackshirts made the Mizzou QB look pretty comfortable in the pocket. And that's fairly hard to do, really.

Anderson

Some sort of spark is needed on the defensive side of the ball, and it's up to the coaches to find it.

Omaha World-Herald
Wheatley

The Tigers didn't know how to win, but they didn't know how to quit, either.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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