(Saturday, November 21st)
Final Score: Missouri 34, Iowa State 24
Columbia, MO (Sports Network) - Blaine Gabbert threw for 337 yards and two touchdowns, as the Missouri Tigers rallied for a 34-24 win over the Iowa State Cyclones in a Big 12 matchup at Faurot Field.
Danario Alexander hauled in 11 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown for the Tigers (7-4, 3-4 Big 12), who avoided a fourth straight loss at Faurot Field. In the process, Alexander broke Jeremy Maclin's school records for single- season and career yardage. Fellow wideout Jerrel Jackson finished with 142 yards and a score on eight catches.
Darius Darks headlined the ISU (6-6, 3-5) offense with nine catches for 107 yards and a touchdown. Austen Arnaud (28-of-40, 249 yds, TD) struggled under center, as he was sacked three times and was also intercepted twice.
Derrick Washington got the Tigers on the board first with a three-yard touchdown scamper at the 9:31 mark of the opening quarter.
But ISU answered right back with a nine-play, 73-yard drive, punctuated by a 10-yard touchdown pass from Alexander Robinson to Jake Williams on a halfback pass.
A 20-yard field goal by Missouri kicker Grant Ressel made it a 10-7 game late in the first quarter.
Cyclones kicker Grant Mahoney tied it up with a 34-yard field goal at the 3:22 mark of the second quarter, and the Cyclones took the lead on a 38-yard scoring strike from Arnaud to Darks with 26 seconds to play until halftime.
But Missouri grabbed the momentum right back in the opening minutes of the second half, when Gabbert hooked up with Jackson for a 70-yard scoring strike to make it a 17-17 game.
The Tigers took the lead midway through the third quarter on a 63-yard bomb from Gabbert to Alexander.
However, ISU marched right down the field on its next possession, and offensive lineman Scott Haughton scored a 12-yard touchdown on a lateral to tie the score at 24-24 with 5:18 to play in the third quarter.
A 38-yard field goal by Ressel gave the Tigers a 27-24 lead with just under 12 minutes to play in the fourth quarter.
The Tigers' next possession took nearly six minutes off the clock, and De'Vion Moore capped the drive with a one-yard touchdown run to give Missouri a 10- point lead with 4:43 remaining. ISU's next drive ended when Tigers safety Jasper Simmons intercepted Arnaud at the Missouri 4.
Tigers running back Derrick Washington left the game after suffering a concussion in the second quarter. He left with 62 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.
11/21 18:31:15 ET