It wasn't a typical Missouri drive. Instead of a quick drive littered with deep passes, this drive went:
- 11 plays
- 59 yards
- Lasted 5:57
It was exactly what Missouri needed. It gave Missouri a two-score lead with 4:43 remaining Saturday. Jasper Simmons intercepted Iowa State quarterback Austen Arnaud with 3:20 remaining to put the game in Missouri's hands.
Missouri beat Iowa State 34-24
The Tigers went into halftime trailing the Cyclones 17-10. A 38-yard touchdown pass from Austen Arnaud to Darius Darks had given Iowa State the lead just before halftime.
By the end of the third quarter, the game was tied 24-24. In that third quarter, Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert:
- was seven-for eight passing
- threw for 179 yards
- threw two touchdown passes
After Gabbert's two touchdown passes, Iowa State found a somewhat unique way to score a touchdown of its own from the Missouri 12-yard line. Arnaud scrambled to his left, seemingly looking for a receiver downfield. Instead, he threw a lateral to lineman Scott Haughton, who was able to run into the end zone for a score.
After the two teams, traded punts, Missouri kicked a field goal to go ahead 27-24. After Iowa State had to punt again, Missouri ran the 11-play touchdown drive to put the game away.
Danario Alexander continued to put up big stats. Alexander broke Jeremy Maclin's Missouri single-season receiving record. Maclin had 1,260 yards in 2008. Alexander has 1,411 yards this season. Saturday, Alexander had:
- 173 receiving yards
- one touchdown catch.
With the win, Missouri is 7-4 and 3-4 in Big 12 play.