COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Chase Daniel threw for a career-best 356
yards and four touchdowns to lead Missouri to a 42-17 win over
Kansas on Saturday.
Chase Coffman caught two scoring passes for Missouri (8-4, 4-4
Big 12), which ended a three-game losing streak and won for just
the second time after starting 6-0. The Tigers tied for second in
the Big 12 North with Kansas State.
Jon Cornish had 126 yards on 15 carries for Kansas (6-6, 3-5),
which had won three in a row. Cornish scored on a 42-yard run in
the first quarter en route to his eighth 100-yard game of the
season and a school-record 1,457 yards, passing Tony Sands (1,442)
and June Henley (1,349).
Missouri twice led by 13 in the first half, but the lead was
shaved to three in the third quarter soon after offsetting personal
fouls away from the play nullified a 75-yard touchdown pass from
Daniel to Brad Ekwerekwu. Officials first announced that the score
would count but changed their minds after huddling for several
Missouri's Jared Perry and Kansas' Jerome Kemp exchanged clips
while Ekwerekwu was sprinting to the end zone. The Tigers ended up
punting after a third-down incompletion, and Kansas needed only
three plays to narrow the gap to 20-17 when Aqib Talib scored on a
42-yard swing pass from Kerry Meier.
A fourth-down offsides call when the Tigers were preparing to
punt kept alive the ensuing 11-play drive capped by Temple's
20-yard scoring run that gave Missouri a 10-point lead. Jeff
Wolfert added his third field goal of the game, and Coffman and
Greg Bracey added touchdown receptions in the fourth quarter.
The Tigers lost 21-16 at Iowa State last week after a holding
penalty in the final minute cost Missouri a go-ahead scoring run by
Daniel. Two days after the call, Big 12 commissioner Kevin Weiberg
said it had been an incorrect call.
Daniel, who was 26-for-38, topped his previous best of 320 yards
in the opener against Murray State in his first season as starter.
His 74-yarder in the first quarter to Perry, who benefited from a
slip in the Kansas secondary on a short pattern, was the school's
longest pass play since 1989.
With the win, the Tigers ended a three-game losing streak
against the Jayhawks.