Nebraska 34
Missouri 20

Nov. 4, 2006 - 11:10 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Missouri 0 6 7 7 20
Nebraska 10 17 0 7 34

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1st quarter
NU: J.Congdon 40 FG, 4:53
NU: T.Nunn 28 pass from M.Purify (J.Congdon kick) 1:30
2nd quarter
NU: M.Purify 7 pass from Z.Taylor (J.Congdon kick) 13:44
MU: J.Wolfert 26 FG, 9:58
NU: H.Teafatiller 17 pass from Z.Taylor (J.Congdon kick) 5:04
NU: J.Congdon 33 FG, 1:18
MU: J.Wolfert 54 FG, 0:00
3rd quarter
MU: M.Rucker 6 pass from C.Daniel (J.Wolfert kick) 5:46
4th quarter
NU: B.Jackson 2 run (J.Congdon kick) 14:36
MU: C.Coffman 19 pass from C.Daniel (J.Wolfert kick) 8:10

                             UM        NU
FIRST DOWNS................. 21        20
  Rushing.................... 8         8
  Passing................... 13        11
  Penalty.................... 0         1
RUSHES-YARDS............ 32-119    47-183
PASSING YDS................ 244       236
  Att-Comp-Int......... 38-20-2   22-14-0
TOTAL OFFENSE .........  70-363    69-419
Fumble Returns-Yards....... 0-0       1-7
Punt Returns-Yards......... 0-0      3-24
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 4-59      3-61
Int. Returns-Yards......... 0-0      2-37
Punts-Avg............... 4-39.0    2-36.5
Fumbles-Lost............... 1-1       2-2
Penalties-Yards........... 2-15      3-19
Possession Time.......... 24:49     35:11
Third-Down Conv. ...... 3 of 13  11 of 17
Fourth-Down Conv. ...... 3 of 4    0 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 3-3       4-4

RUSHING
MU: T.Temple 18-99; C.Daniel 9-13; E.Goldsmith 5-7.

NU: B.Jackson 32-111; M.Lucky 12-44; T.Nunn 2-21; Z.Taylor 1-7.
 
PASSING
MU: C.Daniel 20/38, 244 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT.

NU: Z.Taylor 13/21, 208 YDS, 2 TD, 0 INT;
    M.Purify 1/1, 28 YDS, 1 TD. 0 INT.
 
RECEIVING
MU: D.Alexander 4-84, W.Franklin 4-50, M.Rucker 4-31, C.Coffman 2-36, B.Ekwerekwu 2-18, J.Perry 2-16, J.Ray 1-6, T.Saunders 1-3.

NU: M.Lucky 4-46, B.Jackson 3-61, N.Swift 2-56, T.Nunn 2-35, M.Purify 2-21, H.Teafatiller 1-17.
 
Attendance: 85,197

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Stats & Recap

Huskers beat Mizzou, take division lead

Zac Taylor threw for 208 yards and two touchdowns, while Brandon Jackson rushed for 111 yards and a score, as Nebraska moved closer to the Big 12 North Division title with a 34-20 victory over Missouri.

The Huskers (7-3, 4-2 Big 12) built a 27-6 halftime lead and moved into sole possession of first place in the North in a battle between the division’s top two teams

Taylor completed 13 of 21 passes, including TD strikes to Maurice Purify and Hunter Teafatiller.

The Huskers seized the momentum by outscoring MU 10-0 in the first quarter before scoring a season-high 17 points in the second period to bolt to a 21-point halftime lead.

While Nebraska’s offense was putting points on the board, the Blackshirts were opportunistic on defense. NU forced three turnovers, including a pair of interceptions the Huskers converted into first-half touchdowns.

After Missouri cut the lead to 27-13 in the third quarter, the Huskers essentially iced the win with a 13-play, 85-yard touchdown drive that included four third-down conversions, none bigger than Taylor’s third-and-14 pass to Nate Swift for 34 yards to the Missouri 2. Jackson’s touchdown run over left tackle on the next play gave the Huskers a 34-13 lead with 14:36 left in the game.

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2006 schedule
04/15 Reds 35, Whites 7
09/02 Louisiana Tech W 49-10
09/09 Nicholls St. W 56-7
09/16 @ S. California L 10-28
09/23 Troy W 56-0
09/30 Kansas W 39-32
10/07 @ Iowa St. W 28-14
10/14 @ Kansas St. W 21-3
10/21 Texas L 20-22
10/28 @ Oklahoma St. L 29-41
11/04 Missouri W 34-20
11/11 @ Texas A&M W 28-27
11/24 Colorado W 37-14
12/02 Oklahoma L 7-21
01/01 Auburn L 14-17

Commentary

Colonel Mustard

I thought that Swift's catch was the play of the game. Momentum had shifted and we needed a score.

McKeever

No one could have taken more satisfaction from Nebraska’s latest drama than its defensive coordinator.

Lincoln Journal Star
Douglass

For all the concern about the dual-threat ability of Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel, why did it seem like the sophomore was on a leash most of the day?

Grand Island Independent
Leever

Carriker continues to impress on D. The more the young defensive backs see the field, the better we seem to play.

Bland

Winning convincingly against Missouri is a sign that Nebraska might, just might, become a more consistent club.

Daily Nebraskan
Husker Dan

The Husker receiving corps, when it's working, is a thing of artistry, grace and beauty.

HuskerMax
Walljasper

Missouri desperately needed a fast start to regain some confidence and quiet a record Memorial Stadium crowd of 85,197. Quite the opposite happened.

Columbia Tribune
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