To both better prepare for football season and to better illustrate our nerd-dom, over the next few weeks, RMN will be using EA Sports' NCAA Football 09 to predict the 2008 football season for Mizzou and the rest of the Big 12. The games are run without human involvement under game-predicted conditions and six-minute quarters. This installment previews Mizzou vs. Buffalo.
Coffman, Washington lead Tigers to 45-3 rout of Buffalo
COLUMBIA, MO. - Derrick Washington and Chase Coffman each turned in multi-touchdown performances as No. 5 Missouri defeated Buffalo, 45-3, on a rainy day at Faurot Field.
Mizzou opened the game with a nine-play, 52-yard scoring drive. Jeff Wolfert's 28-yarder gave the Tigers an early 3-0 lead. As the rest of the first half progressed, momentum never left Mizzou's side.
The teams traded several possessions before Derrick Washington took a counter play from the Pistol formation 71 yards for a touchdown and a 10-0 Tiger lead. Washington added a 3-yard TD run later in the second quarter.
Chase Coffman added to his team-leading touchdown totals with his fifth, sixth and seventh touchdown receptions of the year .
In the first half alone, Daniel completed 17-of-20 passes for 212 yards while the Tiger offense combined for 96 yards on the ground. Buffalo gained only 96 total yards through the first two quarters.
On the first play of the second half, William Moore came away with a Buffalo fumble in the Mizzou secondary. Daniel and Co. capitalized only four plays later with a 10-yard TD pass to Coffman. The play was the last for Mizzou's first string on the day.
Chase Patton went 6-of-9 spelling Daniel in the second half, throwing for 72 yards and a touchdown.
Scoring, stats, Big 12 results, and bye week results after the jump.
MU - FG Wolfert 28
MU - Washington 71 run
MU - Coffman 6 pass from Daniel
MU - Washington 3 run
MU - Coffman 4 pass from Daniel
UB - FG Principe 27
MU - Coffman 10 pass from Daniel
MU - Jones 3 pass from Patton
|MU - Daniel||20||25||256||3||0||205.6|
|MU - Patton||6||9||72||1||0||170.5|
|UB - Willy||17||28||188||0||2||102.8|
|UB - Young||1||1||14||0||0||217.6|
|MU - Washington||6||92||2|
|MU - Jackson||12||68||0|
|MU - Daniel||2||3||0|
|MU - Patton||2||8||0|
|MU - Coffman||1||-1||0|
|MU - Thomas||1||2||0|
|UB - Starks||17||46||0|
|UB - Henry||6||30||0|
|UB - Willy||3||19||0|
|MU - Coffman||5||69||3|
|MU - Saunders||5||66||0|
|MU - Kemp||5||58||0|
|MU - Washington||4||51||0|
|MU - Thomas||3||40||0|
|MU - Jackson||2||35||0|
|MU - Jones||1||3||1|
|MU - Goldsmith||1||6||0|
|UB - Jackson||4||56||0|
|UB - Hamlin||3||44||0|
|UB - Starks||3||4||0|
|UB - Rice||2||24||0|
|UB - Yealu||2||37||0|
|UB - Hagg||2||21||0|
|UB - Lott||1||14||0|
|UB - Scharon||1||2||0|
WEEK 4 RESULTS
Kansas State 29, Louisville 28 - Wildcats win on last-second 47-yard field goal
Colorado 35, West Virginia 34 (2OT) - Two Darnell Scott TDs in OT gives Buffs a huge upset win
Kansas 38, "FCS Midwest" 7 - Reesing throws for 4 TD
Texas Tech 59, "FCS East" 7 - AirRaid offense amasses 679 yards
UConn 38, Baylor 11 - Three turnovers doom Bears
Texas 38, Rice 3 - Texas rolls after 24 first-half points
Iowa State 52, UNLV 14 - ISU outgains UNLV 622 to 249.
Miami 30, Texas A&M 0 - Aggies embarrassed by Miami again, this time at home
WEEK 5 (Bye Week) RESULTS
Oklahoma 35, TCU 18 - Bradford throws for 3 TD
Kansas State 34, UL Lafayette 17 - Wildcats finish non-conference at 4-0
Troy 21, Oklahoma State 20 - Troy takes the two-year sweep of the Pokes
Texas A&M 59, Army 13 - Sherman's troops roll up 606 yards of offense
Colorado 51, Florida State 26 - Hawkins and Scott combine for 7 TD
Nebraska 26, Virginia Tech 20 - Huskers beat VaTech after losing to Western Michigan and San Jose State