Scores

Final

Missouri 3

(5-3, 3-2 SEC)

Kansas 13

(4-4, 1-4 Big 12)

1:00 PM ET, October 29, 2005

Memorial Stadium (Lawrence, KS), Lawrence, KS

1 2 3 4 T
MIZZ 3 0 0 03
KU 0 6 0 713

Top Performers

Passing: B. Smith (MIZZ) - 141 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Green (KU) - 22 CAR, 125 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: S. Coffey (MIZZ) - 7 REC, 61 YDS

Kansas 13, Missouri 3

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Jon Cornish scored on a 10-yard run after Aqib Talib intercepted Brad Smith's ill-timed pitch, helping Kansas beat Missouri for the third straight year, 13-3 on Saturday.

Smith, on the heels of a record-setting day on which he totaled 480 yards against Nebraska, was held in check by Kansas' nationally ranked defense.

Thousands of Kansas fans stormed the field at the end of the game and ripped down both goalposts.

The Tigers (5-3 overall, 3-2 Big 12) drove to the Kansas 36 with about 5 minutes left, but Smith's pass was intercepted at the 1-yard line by Theo Baines and the Jayhawks, behind Clark Green, ran out the clock.

Kansas (4-4, 1-4) had lost four in a row, but for the third straight year managed to contain Smith.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound senior came into the game needing 43 rushing yards to break the all-time rushing record for quarterbacks. He also needed 147 rushing yards and 104 passing to become the first Division I-A player to amass 8,000 yards through the air and 4,000 on the ground.

He wound up with 38 yards rushing and 141 passing, one week after shredding Nebraska to become the first Division I-A player with more than 230 yards passing and rushing in a game.

Green had 125 yards on 22 carries and scored Kansas' first TD on a 1-yard plunge in the second quarter.

Missouri trailed 6-3 and had a first down on the Kansas 49 in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter when Smith sprinted to his right on an option play and then pitched to Brad Ekwerekwu.

Talib, as he lowered his helmet and came up to meet Ekwerekwu, did not appear even to see the ball. But it somehow ended up in his grasp and Kansas took possession on the Missouri 43.

Three plays took it to the 22, then Cornish reeled off consecutive runs of 12 and 10 runs for what turned out to be the victory-clinching TD.

The Missouri offense, which totaled 523 yards the previous week against Nebraska, had only 75 yards in the first half and 180 for the game.

The Tigers got two Kansas turnovers in the first quarter and took possession on the Jayhawks 38, 45 and 43.

Yet, all they could manage was Adam Crossett's 39-yard field goal following Jason Swanson's fumble and David Overstreet's recovery on the 43. On Missouri's first possession following Darnell Terrell's interception of Swanson's wobbly pass, Crossett missed a 47-yard attempt.

Swanson, the third quarterback to start this year for the offensively challenged Jayhawks, hit only 12 of 19 for 90 yards, and had two interceptions. But he led an eight-play, 49-yard scoring drive that sent the Jayhawks into halftime with a 6-3 lead.

Green fueled the drive with runs of 9 and 16 yards, and Missouri contributed an additional 12 yards on a face mask penalty, putting the ball on the 12.

Swanson's 4-yard gain on a quarterback draw gave Kansas a first-and-goal from the 1, but the Jayhawks needed three tries into the middle of the line before Green pushed across. The extra point was blocked by Scott Wheatley.

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