Missouri 41
Nebraska 24

Oct. 11, 2003 - 6:10 p.m. Central
Faurot Field | Columbia, MO | TBS
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 7 3 14 0 24
Missouri 7 7 0 27 41

2003 Nebraska-Missouri football, Zack Abron, Barrett Ruud, Josh BullocksMissouri’s Zack Abron scores on a six-yard run in the first quarter despite the efforts of Barrett Ruud, right, and Josh Bullocks. · The Daily Oklahoman · Newspapers.com

1st quarter
NU: M. LeFlore 55 pass from J. Lord (D. Dyches kick) 8:55 
MU: Z. Abron 6 run (M. Matheny kick) 6:25
2nd quarter
MU: B. Smith 47 pass from D. Outlaw (Matheny kick) 10:57
NU: Dyches 30 field goal, 0:02
3rd quarter
NU: D. Horne 5 run (Dyches kick) 8:32 
NU: Lord 35 run (Dyches kick) 0:58 
4th quarter
MU: Smith 39 run (Matheny kick) 14:53 
MU: V. Sesay 14 pass from S. Riccio (Matheny kick) 11:21
MU: Smith 1 run (kick failed) 5:53 
MU: Smith 9 run (Matheny kick) 5:11 
 
                          NU        MU
First downs ............. 23        20
  Rushing................ 17         9
  Passing................. 6        11
  Penalty................. 0         0
Rushed-yards ........ 54-253    44-211
Passing yards .......... 146       241
  Comp-Att-Int ..... 12-19-1   15-29-2
Total offense ....... 73-399    73-452
Sacked-yards lost ..... 2-24       1-5
Punt returns-yds ....... 1-2      2-26
K.O. returns-yds ..... 5-124      4-94
Interceptions-yds ..... 2-18      1-39
Punts-Avg. .......... 6-39.3    6-31.8
Fumbles-lost ........... 4-4       0-0
Penalties-yards ....... 9-42      3-23
Possession time ...... 31:02     28:58

RUSHING
NU: Horne, David 26-119; Lord, Jammal 19-111; Kriewald, Steve 2-19; Davis, Josh 7-4.

MU: Smith, Brad 18-123; Abron, Zack 20-84; Outlaw, Darius 1-3; Nash, Damien 3-3; TEAM 2-minus 2.

PASSING
NU: Lord, Jammal 12-18-1-146; TEAM 0-1-0-0.

MU: Smith, Brad 13-27-2-180; Outlaw, Darius 1-1-0-47; Riccio, Santino 1-1-0-14.

RECEIVING
NU: LeFlore, Mark 6-76; Pilkington, R. 2-35; Herian, Matt 2-31; Kriewald, Steve 1-6; Davis, Josh 1-minus 2.

MU: Coffey, Sean 3-59; Sesay, Victor 3-40; Omboga, Thomson 3-30; Mccoy, J. D. 2-36; Outlaw, Darius 2-29; Smith, Brad 1-47; Matthews, Clint 1-0.

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Smith, Mizzou swamp Huskers in 4th quarter

Missouri ended 24 years of frustration, taking advantage of five Husker turnovers and erasing a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to secure a 41-24 victory over Nebraska.

Missouri, which defeated Nebraska for the first time since 1978, scored 27 fourth-quarter points, including three scoring runs by Brad Smith, to overcome a 24-14 deficit.

Trailing 24-21, Missouri converted the Huskers’ fourth turnover of the game, a fumble by Jammal Lord, into the go-ahead score. The Tigers executed a fake field goal on Santino Ricco’s 15-yard touchdown pass to Victor Sesay with 11:41 remaining. In all, the Tigers converted Nebraska’s season-high five miscues into 21 points.

Smith accounted for over 300 yards of offense and four touchdowns against the nation’s top-ranked defense, scoring on runs of 39, 1 and 9 yards and catching a 47-yard touchdown pass from Darius Outlaw.

The loss overshadowed strong offensive performances by Lord and I-back David Horne. Lord completed 12 of 18 passes for 146 yards and rushed for 111 yards. Horne came off the bench to rush for a season-high 119 yards on 26 carries.

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2003 schedule
04/19 Red 13, White 0
08/30 Oklahoma St. W 17-7
09/06 Utah St. W 31-7
09/13 Penn St. W 18-10
09/25 @ S. Miss W 38-14
10/04 Troy St. W 30-0
10/11 @ Missouri L 24-41
10/18 Texas A&M W 48-12
10/25 Iowa St. W 28-0
11/01 @ Texas L 7-31
11/08 @ Kansas W 24-3
11/15 Kansas St. L 7-38
11/28 @ Colorado W 31-22
12/29 Michigan St. W 17-3

Commentary

Colonel Mustard

This was ’02 all over again — mistakes and falling apart with the game on the line.

Shatel

For once, the Blackshirts, the vaunted No. 1 defense in the land, couldn’t make the stops. For once, Pelini was out of answers.

Omaha World-Herald
Mabry

In some ways, the mistakes Saturday night were worse than anything we saw from this team last year.

Lincoln Journal Star
Walljasper

Hope you enjoyed it, Missouri fans. Let’s do it again sometime before 2028.

Columbia Tribune
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