Huskers mauled by Mizzou in Columbia
Nebraska struggled to get rolling on offense and was unable to stop quarterback Chase Daniel and the Missouri offense in a 41-6 loss to the Tigers at Faurot Field.
Missouri jumped to a quick 14-0 lead in the first half and never looked back. Missouri amassed 606 yards of total offense, more than double the Huskers’ 297 yards.
The Tigers won the coin toss, elected to receive and marched 80 yards in 12 plays capped by Daniel’s one-yard scoring run. That proved to be all the offense the Tigers would need, but Daniel kept the points coming. He added the first of two passing touchdowns when he connected with Chase Coffman on a six-yard touchdown pass to push MU’s lead to 14-0 with 4:57 left in the first quarter.
Daniel passed for 401 yards and rushed for 72. Martin Rucker led the Tiger receiving corps with nine catches for 109 yards.
Nebraska senior quarterback Sam Keller completed 25 of 43 pass for 223 yards, but the Huskers were held out of the end zone, settling for a pair of Alex Henery field goals. It was the first time since a 30-3 loss at Oklahoma in 2004 that Nebraska was unable to score a touchdown.