Missouri 41
Nebraska 24

Oct. 22, 2005 • 11:30 a.m. Central
Faurot Field •Columbia, MO • FSN
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2005 Nebraska-Missouri football photoDefensive end Barry Turner puts pressure on Missouri quarterback Brad Smith during the second quarter. · Lincoln Journal Star · Newspapers.com

1st quarter
MU: Saunders 15 yd. pass from Smith (Crossett kick) 12:51
MU: Smith 4 yd. run (Crossett kick) 8:48
NU: Congdon 32 yd. FG, 4:29
MU: Smith 79 yd. run (Crossett kick) 4:13
NU: Peterson 34 yd. pass from Taylor (Congdon kick) 2:44
2nd quarter
MU: Crossett 29 yd. FG, 14:47
NU: Glenn 1 yd. run (Congdon kick) 4:49
NU: Swift 8 yd. pass from Taylor (Congdon kick) 2:07
3rd quarter
MU: Smith 45 yd. run (Crossett kick) 2:38 
4th quarter
MU: Crossett 31 yd. FG, 13:43
MU: Temple 14 yd. run (Crossett kick) 5:37

                              NU        MU
FIRST DOWNS................   13        25
RUSHES-YARDS (NET).....  19-(-2)    49-277
PASSING YDS (NET).........   281       246
  Att-Comp-Int.........  43-22-2   38-22-1
TOTAL OFFENSE............ 62-279    87-523
Fumble Returns-Yards......  1-17       0-0
Punt Returns-Yards.......   4-37       2-8
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 7-117      5-85
Int. Returns-Yds............ 1-0       2-3
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 7-48.1    5-38.3
Fumbles-Lost................ 2-1       2-1
Penalties-Yards........... 12-99      5-43
Possession Time........... 25:46     34:14
Third-Down Conv. ........3 of 14   5 of 17
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 0 of 2    2 of 3
Red-Zone Scores-Chances..... 3-3       5-5
Sacks By: Number-Yards..... 4-41      4-43

NU: Ross, Cory 10-39; Glenn, Cody 3-5; Taylor, Zac 6-minus 46.

MU: Smith, Brad 28-246; Temple, Tony 8-32; Woods, Marcus 5-15; Ekwerekwu, Brad 1-3; TEAM 2-minus 1; Daniel, Chase 5-minus 18.

NU: Taylor, Zac 22-43-2-281.
MU: Smith, Brad 21-36-1-234; Daniel, Chase 1-2-0-12.

NU: Swift, Nate 9-135; Peterson, Todd 3-65; Ross, Cory 3-6; Todd, Dane 2-23; Nunn, Terrence 1-30; Hardy, Frantz 1-10; Mulkey, Grant 1-9; Phillips, J.B. 1-5; Lucky, Marlon 1-minus 2.

MU: Franklin, William 9-94; Coffey, Sean 4-59; Ekwerekwu, Brad 2-54; Saunders, Tommy 2-23; Temple, Tony 2-minus 5; Britt, Arnold 1-13; Rucker, Martin 1-6; Woods, Marcus 1-2.
Attendance: 60,641


Stats & Recap
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Brad Smith befuddles Huskers via ground, air

Nebraska rallied from a 21-3 first-quarter deficit to reach halftime tied at 24, but Missouri quarterback Brad Smith was a difference-maker by amassing 480 yards of total offense in a 41-24 Tiger victory.

Nebraska orchestrated a fierce first-half rally by using big plays on offense, defense and special teams to close the opening half tied with the Tigers. Nebraska quarterback Zac Taylor threw a pair of touchdown passes, while Daniel Bullocks blocked and recovered a punt to set up a Cody Glenn one-yard touchdown run. Barry Turner added a sack and forced a fumble by Smith that was recovered by Jay Moore to set up the tying score by Nate Swift for the Huskers in the second quarter.

Midway through the third quarter, the Huskers appeared on the verge of taking their first lead when Taylor found Terrence Nunn on a crossing route on fourth-and-two from the MU 33. Nunn slipped through a tackle and raced down the middle of the Tiger defense inside the Tiger 10, before being being stripped of the ball from behind by Jason Simpson. Missouri’s David Overstreet recovered the ball at the MU 3, and momentum swung drastically from there.

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Pregame & team info
2005 schedule
04/16Red 14, White 42
09/03MaineW 25-7
09/10Wake ForestW 31-3
09/17PittsburghW 7-6
10/01Iowa StateW 27-20
10/08Texas TechL 31-34
10/15@ BaylorW 23-14
10/22@ MissouriL 24-41
10/29OklahomaL 24-31
11/05@ KansasL 15-40
11/12Kansas St.W 27-25
11/25@ ColoradoW 30-3
12/28MichiganW 32-28


Colonel Mustard

This staff continues to struggle a great deal with game planning and game day coaching.


I’m betting the Missouri coaches found our predictability on offense refreshing.

Husker Mike

For the third straight week, Kevin Cosgrove starts with an ineffective game plan, then is slow to make adjustments.


While no one expects the Huskers to pound it for 400 yards a game anymore, the decision to essentially abandon the run was a bit curious.

Grand Island Independent
Khus the Red

Mizzou was a loss that was not the toss-up I expected it to be.

Husker Dan

Smith was brilliant. His performance was one of the best individual displays I've seen in college football in a long time.


In terms of lost causes, the Huskers pretty much covered the bases.

Lincoln Journal Star

Missouri fans are hands down the most classless, rude and loudmouth bunch in the Big 12 Conference.

Daily Nebraskan
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