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FINAL: Missouri 36, Kansas 28

Saturday, November 24, 2007 | 7:51 p.m. CST; updated 5:47 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008

Kansas answered back on a five-yard touchdown run from KU quarterback Todd Reesing. The drive was prolonged by two costly MU penalties.

The Tigers offense managed to score for the third straight possession when place kicker Jeff Wolfert made a 43-yard field goal to put the Tigers up 31-14.

KU answered back with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Reesing to receiver Dexton Fields to make the score 31-21.

The Tigers managed to milk 4:52 off the clock before Wolfert made his second field goal of the quarter, again from 43 yards away. The kick made put the Tigers back up by two scores at 34-21.

KU tacked on one more touchdown, a touchdown pass from Reesing to receiver Marcus Henry from five yards away.

The Tigers recovered an onside kick but punted the ball away to give the Jayhawks one last possession. But the Tigers sacked Reesing in the end zone for a safety to make the final score 36-28

Third quarter: Missouri 28, Kansas 7

Kansas once again was able to drive deep inside MU territory to start the second half but a tipped pass, intended for KU receiver Marcus Henry, was intercepted by Tiger cornerback Castine Bridges and returned 49 yards. MU running back Jimmy Jackson helped the Tigers capitalize on a KU turnover for the second time as he scored on a one-yard run up the middle to extend the lead to 21-0.

The Jayhawks finally made good on a red zone possession when tailback Brandon McAnderson scored on a one-yard touchdown run. The run was set up when receiver Dezmon Briscoe made a diving catch inside the MU five-yard line.

MU drove right back down the field going 69 yards in 13 plays for a three-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Chase Daniel to freshman tailback Derrick Washington to increase the lead to 28-7.

Halftime: Missouri 14, Kansas 0

KU started the quarter off with a 39-yard pass from quarterback Todd Reesing to quarterback-turned-wide receiver Kerry Meier. However, on the next play Reesing threw an interception to MU safety William Moore. The interception was Moore’s seventh of the season, which tied him with NFl Hall of Famer Roger Wherli for the most interceptions in a single season in Missouri history.

The Tigers drove the ball from their own two and were aided by a holding penalty by KU linebacker James Holt on an incomplete pass that would have brought up a fourth-down play. Five plays later, MU quarterback Chase Daniel was flushed out of the pocket and threw and 11-yard touchdown pass to receiver Danario Alexander.

KU got the ball on its own 38-yard line with under three minutes to go in the half and quickly drove down the field on a 31-yard pass to Fields that was boosted by a roughing-the-passer call on Stryker Sulak. But the Jayhawks couldn’t get it into the endzone and KU place kicker Scott Webb missed a field goal attempt from 45-yards away. It was his second miss of the day to keep it a 14-0 MU lead going into the half.

First quarter: Missouri 7, Kansas 0

Both teams could muster only three-and-outs on their first two drives. Missouri's third drive got it as close as the Kansas 30-yard line. However a late hit by wide receiver Will Franklin pushed the Tigers back and forced them, apparently, to try a field goal. MU attepted a fake but it was stopped by the Jayhawks giving them the ball back. The Jayhawks could not score and the Tigers drove all the way down to the Jayhawks' one-yard line and converted on a fourth-and-one screen pass to Martin Rucker to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead.


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