The Tiger defense continued to hold strong as it held the Colorado scoreless again and forced them to punt. Missouri then added on to their sizable lead with 4:23 left when freshman running back Derrick Washington pushed his way into the end zone from 3 yards out to make the score 55-10 following a Jeff Wolfert extra point.
Third quarter: Missouri 48, Colorado 10
After punting on their first series of the second half, the two Chases, Daniel and Coffman, connected again on a 23-yard touchdown run and catch for Coffman, who tied a school record for touchdown catches (18) on the play. CU’s next offensive drive was cut short when quarterback Cody Hawkins’ pass was tipped by linebacker Sean Weatherspoon into the hands of safety William Moore. The Tigers were able to make good on the takeaway as place kicker Jeff Wolfert hit a 20-yard field goal to make the score 41-10. Coffman caught his third touchdown of the day on a 5-yard pass he caught on the tips of his fingers in the back of the end zone to make the score 48-10.
Halftime: Missouri 31, Colorado 10
Defensive end Tommy Chavis sacked and forced a fumble of CU quarterback Cody Hawkins that was recovered by defensive tackle Lorenzo Williams to set up the Tigers at their own 48-yard line. On a third-down-and-4, Daniel connected with receiver Jeremy Maclin on a 46-yard pass and catch for a Missouri touchdown to make the score 14-10 just 56 seconds into the second quarter. The Tigers forced a CU three-and-out and drove 58 yards before getting a 27-yard field goal from place kicker Jeff Wolfert to extend their lead to 17-10. Missouri’s defense stopped the Buffaloes again in three plays and got down in the CU redzone thanks to another long pass from Daniel to Franklin, this time from 36 yards out that got the Tigers to the 6-yard line. Tony Temple punched in a touchdown from 4 yards away on a play that was reviewed and upheld, making the score 24-10. The Tiger scoring continued on a third-and-7 play that saw Daniel get flushed out of the pocket before finding Chase Coffman on a 25-yard catch and run that saw Coffman break three CU tackles on his way into the end zone to make it 31-10 at halftime.
First quarter: Colorado 10, Missouri 7
Scoring started early when Chase Daniel's first pass of the game was tipped out of the hands of Will Franklin and intercepted by Colorado defensive tackle George Hypolite. The Buffaloes were able to capitalize on the turnover three plays later on a one-yard touchdown run by tailback Byron Ellis. Missouri came right back on their next drive when a 72-yard run and catch by Will Franklin put the Tigers at the Colorado 5-yard line. Tight end Martin Rucker scored on a one-yard touchdown catch to tie the game. Colorado capitalized on another MU turnover when defensive end Alonzo Barrett blocked a Missouri punt by Adam Crossett. CU place kicker Kevin Eberhart connected on a 24-yard field goal to make the score 10-7. The Buffaloes forced a Tiger three-and-out and were aided by an interference call on the ensuing punt setting the Buffaloes up in MU territory as the quarter ended.