Mizzou rumbles over Kansas for Homecoming victory

The Tigers got off to a rocky start against Kansas on Saturday. Kansas' QB Bill Whittemore moved the Jayhawks effectively for the better part of the first half. However, the Tigers got long scoring strikes from Brad Smith through the air and on the ground to topple the Jayhawks on Homecoming Saturday by a final score of 36-12. In the process, Justin Gage broke yet another record, and this one was had conference-wide implications.

Gary Pinkel took his career record vs. KU to 2-0, and Missouri evened the career record vs. the Jayhawks (51-51-9) on Saturday in Columbia.

The Tigers broke out of an early game funk to dominate the out-manned Jayhawks for the entire second half. 

Mizzou scored 20 of it's 36 points in the Third Quarter on a powerful T.J. Leon touchdown run, an electric 75-yard touchdown run by Brad Smith, and a beautiful 15-yard strike from Smith to Darius Outlaw. 

Along with becoming the all-time leader in receptions in the Big 12 Conference (he has 176 career receptions, two more than the previous record held by Kwame Cavil of Texas), Justin Gage also set the Missouri career receiving TD mark of 14.  The great Mel Gray held the mark previously.

Justin Gage becomes the Big 12's all-time leader in career receptions.

Brad Smith continued his remarkable redshirt freshman run through the record books as well. Smith was 9-for-16 for 135 yards and moved from fifth to second on the Missouri single-season total yardage list with 2,365 yards. He needs just 181 yards in the last four games to break the record of 2,545 yards by Corby Jones in 1997.

While Missouri's two offensive stars grabbed the spotlight, it was the strong play of both the offensive and defensive lines that carried the day for the Tigers.  Missouri clearly wore Kansas down in the second half of this game, which allowed both Ty Roberson and T.J. Leon to have solid days rushing the football.

T.J. Leon filled in for the injured Zach Abron effectively rushing for 106 yards.

Missouri evens its record at 4-4 and travels to Iowa State next weekend to meet the surprising Cyclones and their exceptional QB, Seneca Wallace.

 

 

BOX SCORE



(2-7)

Final 1st 2nd 3rd 4th T  
KANSAS 0 6 6 0 12
MISSOURI 7 7 20 2 36


(4-4)

Scoring Summary
1st QUARTER SCORE
5:60 TD Missouri
Justin Gage 62 Yard TD Pass from Brad Smith (Mike Matheny Extra Point)
7-0, Missouri
2nd QUARTER SCORE
10:01 TD Kansas
Mark Simmons 15 Yard TD Pass from Bill Whittemore (Johnny Beck Kick Failed)
7-6, Missouri
1:550 TD Missouri
T.J. Leon 7 Yard TD Run (Mike Matheny Extra Point)
14-6, Missouri
3rd QUARTER SCORE
9:580 TD Missouri
T.J. Leon 5 Yard TD Run (Mike Matheny Extra Point)
21-6, Missouri
5:550 TD Kansas
Byron Gasaway 20 Yard TD Pass from Bill Whittemore (Bill Whittemore Pass Failed)
21-12, Missouri
4:300 TD Missouri
Brad Smith 75 Yard TD Run (Mike Matheny Kick Failed)
27-12, Missouri
1:230 TD Missouri
Darius Outlaw 15 Yard TD Pass from Brad Smith (Mike Matheny Extra Point)
34-12, Missouri
4th QUARTER SCORE
5:280 Safety Missouri
Safety
36-12, Missouri

TEAM STATISTICS
  Kansas Missouri
TOTAL FIRST DOWNS 23 19
Passing 14 6
Rushing 9 13
Penalty 0 0
3rd-Down Efficiency 4-14 6-14
4th-Down Efficiency 0-1 0-0
 
TOTAL NET YARDS 362 428
Total plays 83 69
Average gain 4.4 6.2
 
NET YARDS RUSHING 141 268
Rushes 38 48
Average per rush 3.7 5.6
 
NET YARDS PASSING 235 160
Completion-attempted 19-43 12-21
Yards per pass 5.5 7.6
Sacked-yards lost 2-14 0-0
Had intercepted 1 0
 
PUNTS-AVERAGE 7-44.0 7-40.3
 
RETURN YARDAGE 0 51
Punts-yards 1-0 4-51
Kickoffs-yards 5-90 4-104
Interceptions-yards 0-0 1-0
 
PENALTIES-YARDS 6-40 5-45
FUMBLES-LOST 2-0 0-0
 

Passing

KANSAS CMP ATT YDS TD INT
Bill Whittemore 18 36 226 2 0
Jonas Weatherbie 1 6 9 0 1
Brandon Rideau 0 1 0 0 0
MISSOURI CMP ATT YDS TD INT
Brad Smith 9 16 137 2 0
Kirk Farmer 3 5 23 0 0

Rushing
KANSAS ATT YDS TD
Clark Green 24 94 0
Bill Whittemore 8 26 0
Mark Simmons 1 18 0
Derick Mills 2 8 0
Jonas Weatherbie 3 -5 0
MISSOURI ATT YDS TD
Brad Smith 15 119 1
T.J. Leon 20 106 2
Tyrone Roberson 10 41 0
Darius Outlaw 1 4 0
Kirk Farmer 2 -2 0

Receiving
KANSAS REC YDS TD
Byron Gasaway 6 97 1
Brandon Rideau 3 44 0
Marcellus Jones 3 27 0
Clark Green 3 23 0
Adrian Jones 2 22 0
Mark Simmons 2 22 1
MISSOURI REC YDS TD
Justin Gage 4 78 1
Darius Outlaw 5 59 1
Sean Coffey 3 23 0

Punting
KANSAS PUNTS YDS LONG
Curtis Ansel 7 308 69
MISSOURI PUNTS YDS LONG
Brock Harvey 7 282 81

Kick Returns
KANSAS RET YDS LONG
Greg Heaggans 2 40 20
Derick Mills 3 50 21
MISSOURI RET YDS LONG
Marcus James 2 78 52
Shirdonya Mitchell 2 26 16

Punt Returns
KANSAS RET YDS LONG
Remuise Johnson 1 0 0
MISSOURI RET YDS LONG
Marcus James 4 51 47

Interceptions
KANSAS INT YDS
None
MISSOURI INT YDS
Tauras Ferguson 1 0




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