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's home finale against Kansas State.
Mizzou sends off seniors with 30-13 win over Kansas State
COLUMBIA, MO. - On a beautiful senior day at Faurot Field, No. 1 MIssouri used two late touchdowns to pull away from No. 21 Kansas State, as the Tigers remain undefeated following a 30-13 win on Saturday.
Kansas State (7-3, 3-3) was quarterbacked by redshirt sophomore Carson Coffman as a result of a torn bicep suffered by Josh Freeman earlier in conference play.
It didn't take long for Mizzou (10-0, 6-0) to get to Coffman. On the game's third play, William Moore picked off Coffman to give the Tigers the ball on the KSU 34. Moore added another interception later in the day, leaving him one pick shy of tying Adrian Jones' school record for career interceptions (16).
Mizzou converted five plays later on a playaction touchdown pass from Chase Daniel to Jon Gissinger.
KSU responded with a three-minute drive. Coffman finished the drive with a two-yard touchdown pass to Attrail Snipes.
The Tigers ended the first quarter and opened the second quarter with a 13-play drive, culminating in a 26-yard field goal from Jeff Wolfert. Mizzou added another Wolfert field goal with two minutes left in the first half.
Kansas State appeared ready to take the lead going into halftime, but a failed extra point attempt kept the score tied at 13 with 30 seconds remaining in the half.
Mizzou went 60 yards on four Daniel completions in the final 30 seconds to set up Wolfert's third field goal, this time from 22 yards away, giving Mizzou a 16-13 lead at the half.
The teams played to a stalemate in the third quarter, with neither team able to put any points on the board.
Mizzou's first drive of the fourth quarter began in bizarre fashion, with Daniel throwing an interception, only to have Tommy Saunders recover a fumble forced by Kurtis Gregory on the interception return.
Mizzou finally took its first two-score lead with 2:33 remaining in the game. The Tigers spread the field 5-wide allowing Daniel to find Danario Alexander on a corner route for a 38-yard touchdown.
After a Leon Patton first down on KSU's next possession, the drive ended after four consecutive incompletions from Coffman. After an 11-yard screen pass to Jared Perry, Jimmy Jackson scored a 1-yard touchdown run up the gut to effectively put the game away.
Scoring, stats, Big 12 results and standings, and BCS rankings after the jump.
MU - Gissinger 4 pass from Daniel (Wolfert kick)
KSU - Snipes 2 pass from Coffman (Rossman kick)
MU - FG Wolfert 26
MU - FG Wolfert 51
KSU - Wilson 5 pass from Coffman (kick missed)
MU - FG Wolfert 22
MU - Alexander 38 pass from Daniel (Wolfert kick)
MU - Jackson 1 run (Wolfert kick)
Total yards: MU 327, KSU 188
Passing yards: MU 263, KSU 138
Rushing yards: MU 64, KSU 50
First downs: MU 18, KSU 10
Turnovers: KSU 4, MU 3
Time of possession: MU 13:33, KSU 10:33
|MU - Daniel||25||34||263||2||2||146.1|
|KSU - Coffman||16||30||138||2||2||100.6|
|MU - Washington||12||30||0|
|MU - Daniel||10||30||0|
|MU - Gissinger||2||1||0|
|MU - Jackson||2||2||1|
|MU - Moore||1||2||0|
|KSU - Patton||16||39||0|
|KSU - Coffman||3||6||0|
|KSU - Reed||1||12||0|
|KSU - Murphy||1||8||0|
|MU Receiving (Rec./Yards/TD)||KSU Receiving (Rec./Yards/TD)|
WEEK 11 RESULTS
(No. 9) Oklahoma 28, Texas A&M 19 - Total yardage? 422-421, Sooners. How's that for evenly matched?
(No. 15) Texas Tech 38, Oklahoma State 23 - Tech wins despite Harrell still sidelined with injury
(No. 22) Kansas 49, Nebraska 14 - Nebraska pass D holds, but Sharp and Crawford rush for 213 yards and 3 TD combined
(No. 5) Texas 52, Baylor 7 - McCoy lights up Baylor, going 20/24 with 4 TD
Iowa State 29, Colorado 28 - Clones win pushes Buffs into North cellar
MISSOURI 6-0 (10-0)
Kansas State 3-3 (7-3)
Kansas 3-3 (7-3)
Nebraska 2-4 (4-6)
Iowa State 2-4 (5-5)
Colorado 1-5 (5-5)
Texas 5-1 (9-1)
Oklahoma 5-1 (8-2)
Texas Tech 4-2 (8-2)
Texas A&M 3-3 (6-4)
Oklahoma State 2-4 (4-6)
Baylor 0-6 (1-9)
- MISSOURI (10-0) - 1.000
- BYU (10-0) - 0.994
- Florida (8-1) - 0.989
- Ohio State (9-1) - 0.983
- Texas (9-1) - 0.978
- Wisconsin (9-1) - 0.972
- Auburn (9-1) - 0.964
- USC (8-1) - 0.961
- Oklahoma (8-2) - 0.958
- Georgia (8-2) - 0.946