Missouri 52
Nebraska 17

Oct. 4, 2008 • 8:10 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • ESPN
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1st quarter
MU: J. Maclin 58 pass from C. Daniel (J. Wolfert kick) 14:01
NU: N. Swift 20 pass from J. Ganz (A. Henery kick) 9:55
MU: D. Washington 3 run (Wolfert kick) 6:53
2nd quarter
MU: Wolfert 48 field goal, 10:54
MU: J. Jackson 1 run (Wolfert kick) 4:08
MU: B. Christopher 17 INT return (Wolfert kick) 2:59
NU: Henery 28 field goal, 0:22
3rd quarter
MU: Washington 7 pass from Daniel (Wolfert kick) 7:16
MU: Washington 43 run (Wolfert kick) 2:24
MU: D. Alexander 26 pass from Daniel (Wolfert kick) 1:32
4th quarter
NU: M. Holt 20 pass from Ganz (Henery kick) 0:00

                             MU        NU
First Downs................. 24        21
  Rushing.................... 8         4
  Passing................... 13        16
  Penalty.................... 3         1
Rushes-Net Yards........ 34-201     35-79
NET YARDS PASSING.......... 261       290
  Comp-Att-Int......... 19-24-0   26-38-1
Total Offense .......... 58-462    73-369
Fumbles-Lost............... 0-0       1-1
Penalties-Yards........... 1-15    14-101
Punts-Average............ 0-0.0    4-27.5
Kickoff returns-Avg..... 2-28.0    4-24.8
Interceptions-Yds-TD.... 1-17-1     0-0-0
Possession Time.......... 26:03     33:57
Third-Down Conv. .......... 7/9     12/19
Fourth-Down Conv. ......... 0/1       0/1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.... 3-3       3-4
Sacks By: Number-Yards.... 2-15       0-0

MU: D. Washington 14-139; D. Moore 7-34; J. Maclin 3-15; J. Jackson 8-11; C. Patton 1-2; C. Daniel 1-0

NU: M. Lucky 14-46; Q. Castille 12-26; R. Helu Jr. 5-11; N. Paul 1-3; J. Ganz 3-minus 7.

MU: C. Daniel 18-23-0-253; C. Patton 1-1-0-8

NU: J. Ganz 26-38-1-290

MU: J. Maclin 5-89; C. Coffman 5-71; T. Saunders 3-21; D. Alexander 2-46; D. Washington 2-13; J. Perry 1-13; A. Jones 1-8

NU: T. Peterson 7-81; M. Holt 5-67; N. Swift 5-45; R. Helu Jr. 4-47; M. McNeill 2-37; R. Hill 2-3; D. Young 1-10

Attendance: 85,372


Stats & recap

Mizzou takes Huskers to woodshed

Missouri’s high-powered offense operated with machine-like precision as the No. 4 Tigers ended a 30-year losing streak in Lincoln with a 52-17 victory over Nebraska on Homecoming at Memorial Stadium.

The Huskers watched Heisman Trophy hopeful Chase Daniel lead Missouri on scoring drives on eight of its first nine possessions in the opening three quarters to take a commanding 52-10 lead. The only drive in which the Tigers did not score with Daniel on the field came on their final possession of the first half when they attempted a 59-yard field goal as time expired after starting the drive with 16 seconds remaining in the half.

Daniel directed an MU attack that amassed 412 total yards in the first three quarters, including 253 passing yards and 159 rushing yards.

Sophomore tailback Derrick Washington carried the rushing load for the Tigers by rolling up 139 yards and two touchdowns on just 14 carries in the first three quarters while adding a receiving touchdown as well. For the game, MU finished with 462 total yards, including 261 passing and 201 on the ground.

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Pregame & team info
2008 schedule
04/19Reds 24, Whites 14
08/30W. MichiganW 47-24
09/06San Jose St.W 35-12
09/13New Mexico St.W 38-7
09/27Virginia TechL 30-35
10/04MissouriL 17-52
10/11@ Texas TechL 31-37
10/18@ Iowa St.W 35-7
10/25BaylorW 32-20
11/01@ OklahomaL 28-62
11/08KansasW 45-35
11/15@ Kansas St.W 56-28
11/28ColoradoW 40-31
01/01ClemsonW 26-21



Now we’ll see if the new superstructure that Pelini is building can withstand the catastrophic storm that just blew through Lincoln.


What is this offense’s identity? Does it have one?

Omaha World-Herald

The margin on the scoreboard reflected the apparent distance between the programs. The gap is wide, folks.

Lincoln Journal Star

The most points Missouri had scored in Lincoln since 1978 was 24 in 2000. It had 31 with three minutes left in the first half.

Husker Dan

Had this been a baseball game, the Tigers would still be at bat. And for that reason alone, Husker fans should be thankful.


Nebraska tried to throw Daniel a spin with a three-man front. It took Daniel three plays to get the Tigers into the Huskers’ end zone.

Lincoln Journal Star

Let’s hope the team and coaching staff puts this all behind them and moves on.

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