With two late interceptions it looked as if the headline of Blaine Gabbert's performance Thursday night had flipped in an instant. But with a closer look, Gabbert still showed some admirable traits.
A high-voltage electricity distribution switch failed Thursday night, leaving Memorial Stadium without power for approximately 20 minutes. Like the stadium, most of campus experienced brief power loss, but 15 campus buildings were in the dark for up to an hour and a half.
After three quarters of dominance by the Missouri defense, it took only two minutes and 58 seconds to put the Tigers down for the night.
Memorial Stadium and several nearby buildings lost power Thursday night, one hour before the kickoff of Missouri's game against Nebraska. The game started on time, but the stadium's audio systems weren't functioning until later in the game.
A power outage knocked out the Memorial Stadium lights for a brief period before kickoff Thursday night, but even the blackout wasn't enough to dim the spirits of the poncho-clad group of students who had made their way into the stadium.
De'Vion Moore had to arrive at the training facility at six a.m. for treatment. His work paid off when he returned to the field Thursday against Nebraska.
Down 12-0 going into the fourth quarter, Nebraska scored 27 unanswered points to beat the Tigers, its first victory over Missouri in three years.
After leading for the first three quarters, the Tigers allowed the Cornhuskers to score 27 points in the fourth quarter, dropping Missouri's record to 4-1.
Despite the wet weather, plenty of people came out for Missouri's game against Nebraska on Thursday.
The outage lasted about 10 minutes.
While you're searching for parking for the big game be on the lookout for things seen only during an invasion of Nebraska fans.
Nebraska starting quarterback Zac Lee says he doesn't think about how things would have worked out if Missouri starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert had upheld his commitment to play for the Cornhuskers.
The team's experienced players are helping the younger players gear up for the big game against Nebraska, the first Big 12 Conference opponent of the season.
Although student seating was originally set at 14 inches per person, the athletics department did not sell the maximum number of student tickets, so the seat size has increased to 15.4 inches.
MU football had its first night game 17 years ago: an outside company provided the lighting, and students got in free. It was also on a Thursday and the date was Oct. 8.
City bars fear effect of kickoff time and weather forecast, while hotels embrace the influx of visitors to Columbia. One bar manager calls the prospect of heavy rain "a screwball on top of a curveball."
MU's unusual Thursday evening game against Nebraska will mean a lot of extra traffic around campus. Those who drive or park near Memorial Stadium are asked to be patient and follow some simple guidelines.
A meteorologist for the National Weather Service said there will be a 90 percent chance of rain on Thursday.
As the team's long snapper, Beau Brinkley didn't participate in position drills and spent the majority of each practice last season as an observer. But after a conversation with Gary Pinkel, Brinkley is now contributing as a tight end.
The traditional black practice jerseys are no longer a given for Nebraskas' defensive starters under second-year Cornhuskers football coach Bo Pelini.