Missouri struggled to complete passes early and fell behind 20-6 to Bowling Green, but players said the running game's strength, coupled with adjustments, helped spur the Missouri offense to three unanswered touchdowns.
After two and a half quarters of stagnant offense and sloppy play, Missouri needed two fourth-quarter touchdowns to squeak out a 27-20 come-from-behind victory over Bowling Green on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.
Checking out the scene Saturday outside Faurot Field.
Despite trailing 20-6 until late in the third quarter, the Missouri Tigers came from behind to beat Bowling Green, 27-20. The nationally-ranked Tigers' offense was stagnant early in the game, but came alive for two fourth quarter touchdowns. Running back Derrick Washington had 124 yards rushing and scored the winning touchdown.
The new $3.5 million Memorial Stadium scoreboard will be nearly triple the size of the old one. The audio and video have been tested and it should be ready for Saturday's game against Bowling Green.
Jasper Simmons, Missouri's new kickoff returner, is wearing No. 9, the same number Jeremy Maclin wore.
Sophomore linebacker Will Ebner made his presence known Saturday in the Tigers' season opener against Illinois. He tallied seven tackles, including a memorable hit on an Illini kick returner following a kickoff. Ebner began seeing significant time on kickoff coverage last year.
The decision to locate media and game-day employee parking in the Reactor Field lot has prompted complaints from tailgaters and students. The change makes better parking available for donors to the Tiger Scholarship Fund.
After dreaming about the moment during games of catch, sophomore wide receivers Wes Kemp and Jerrell Jackson each scored their first collegiate touchdown in last Saturday's 37-9 victory over Illinois.
Missouri lost twice to Bowling Green while Urban Meyer was the Falcons' coach.
A large number of Missouri's bench players saw time against Illinois in last Saturday's 37-9 victory. Coach Gary Pinkel says the experience those players gained will be valuable in the future.
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said it will be a while before he knows when starting quarterback Sam Bradford will be available to play. Bradford suffered an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder against BYU on Saturday.
Grant Ressel made three field goals in his first game replacing Jeff Wolfert.
The Missouri offense outgained Illinois by more than 100 yards, and the Tiger defense stopped the Illini at key points early. Blaine Gabbert threw for 313 yards and three touchdowns in his first collegiate start.
Blaine Gabbert completed 25 of his 33 passes in Missouri's 37-9 win Saturday. The sophomore quarterback looked dominant in his debut.
The Mahomet, Ill., man's tailgate party has grown to the point that he will have a band before Illinois' home opener.
Chase Daniel, announced via Twitter on Saturday that he was one of the Redskins' final roster cuts, and that he might get a place on the practice squad.
Showing strong defense, the Tigers defeated the University of Illinois Fighting Illini 37-9 on Saturday in St. Louis' Edward Jones Dome. The Tigers took home the Arch Rivalry trophy for the third year in a row.
Despite Chancellor Brady Deaton's protest, Bud Light's "Fan Cans" promotion was popular with MU fans in Columbia and at Saturday’s football game in St. Louis.