Week 1 Summaries Illinois vs Missouri Missouri was able to pull away from rival Illinois in a knock down, dragout brawl. The two teams meet in th annual State Farm Showdown. The win give Missouri a 14-7 advantage in the series. Due to Missouri offensive style and Coach Forever's more balanced attack, The Old Ball Coach had to "air it out" more than he is used to. "I like throwing the ball all over the field, but I also like to run it just as many times. Thats just the way I am. I believe that if you can establish a running game against your opponent, you have an advantage and can basicaly dictate the outcome of the game. There are other deciding factors as well, but the key is having a sound ground game." Because Missouri was built as a spread team, Gabbert had to sling the ball early and often. He threw a total of 46 times, but completed only 24 of those attempts. He had 289 yds with 1 td and 1 int. The real standout; however, was SOPH WR Jerrell Jackson. Jackson caught 12 of those 24 com. for 195 yds and 1 td. He was the only one that could hold on to the ball. Illinois battled tough in the first half, but Missouri proved to be to tough for the Fightin Illini. The win improves Missouri to 1-0(0-0) on the season. Next week, Missou travels to Cincinatti to take on the Bearcats. Final Score: Missou- 45 Illinois- 21 Player of The Game Jerrell Jackson was named The Player of The Game against Illinois. He had 12 rec. for 195 yds and a td.