The Zzou: Missouri Game Summaries 2009

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    The Zzou: Missouri Game Summaries 2009

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    Blaine Gabbert Leads the Tigers to Victory


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    The Missouri Tigers opened their 2009 campaign with a 20-10 victory over the Fighting Illini of Illinois in the Arch Rivalry Game. Gabbert was named Player of the Game after completing 21 of his 32 passes for 268 yards and 1 touchdown. Illinois scored their touchdown late, which made the game appear closer than it actually was. While the Fighting Illini did a great job stopping Missouri's running game, they had no answer for the Tigers spread offense and passing attack. Gabbert completed his 21 passes to 6 receivers. The favorite receiver of the day was Jared Perry who had 6 catches for 73 yards. Jerrell Jackson provided the deep threat for the Tigers catching Gabbert's touchdown pass on a 38-yard corner route. While Coach Alexander would've liked a little more production from the running game, 29 carries for 28 yards and 1 touchdown, he was ecstatic about his team's performance on defense.

    "Juice Williams and Arrelious Benn are two of the most dangerous players in college football and I felt we did a great job containing them all day." Alexander said of Missouri's defensive effort which held Illinois to just 198 yards of total offense. "You've gotta be pleased when the team you're playing only rushes for 16 yards for the game. We're definitely happy with the win, nothing feels better than starting the season with a win over one of your rivals, but I think it's obvious we have a lot to work on, so we'll watch film tomorrow and start getting ready for Bowling Green on Monday."

    Missouri sacked Williams 4 times on the day, with Jaron Baston and Sean Weatherspoon getting one apiece and Aandrew Gachkar taking him down twice. Trey Hobson, Jacquies Smith, Kevin Rutland, Munir Prince, and Aldon Smith also added tackles for losses.

    Missouri is now 1-0 on the year and look to make some noise this year in the Big XII.
     
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    Mizzou 34-17 Bowling Green

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    Blaine Gabbert Leads the Tigers to Victory Again!


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    Blaine Gabbert was once again named Player of the Game after passing for over 300 yards for the 1st time this season in a 17-point win over Bowling Green. Gabbert was superb all day long, completing 73% of his passes for 315 yards and 4 touchdowns. Once again, Gabbert completed passes to 6 different receivers, this time Jerrell Jackson was his favorite target, hauling in 6 passes for 118 yards and a touchdown. Dannario Alexander, Rolandis Woodland, and Derrick Washington also caught touchdown passes on the day. Washington accounted for 98 yards of total offense to go along with his touchdown.

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    Jackson getting behind the Bowling Green defense​

    The Tiger defense struggled a bit on the day surrendering 363 yards, 16 1st downs and 17 points. No one really stepped up and they could not get enough pressure on A Pankratz and T Sheehan, the Bowling Green quarterbacks who combined for 270 yards and were only sacked once in their 38 passing attempts, while completing 21 of those throws. Bowling Green running back J Pettigrew had 12 carries for 52 yards and 2 touchdowns. Luckily, the Tigers had their passing game going and were able to outscore the Falcons. Next week, Missouri travels to Reno to face the 1-0 Nevada Wolfpack.

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    Dannario Alexander hauls in a touchdown​
     
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    Mizzou 45-14 Nevada

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    Blaine Gabbert Earns Player of the Game Honors
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    Blaine Gabbert 270 Passing Yards 5 Total TDs​

    Blaine Gabbert again led the potent Missouri offense to a victory, 45-14 over the Nevada Wolfpack. For the first time this year, Missouri's opponent outgained them 432-345. Gabbert passed for 270 yards and 4 touchdowns and rushed for another. Missouri scored 2 rushing touchdowns on the day, rushing 27 times as a team for 75 yards in an attempt to keep the Nevada defense honest. Derrick Washington led the rushing attack with 19 carries for 71 yards and a touchdown.

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    Derrick Washington Celebrates TD with Jared Culver​

    The Missouri defense gave up 2 big plays to Nevada running back Vai Taua, both went for touchdowns, a 67-yard run in the 3rd quarter and a 54-yard catch in the 4th. Although they gave up a lot of yards, the Tiger defense was very stingy on 3rd down and 4th down. Nevada was just 5 for 13 on 3rd down, 38% and could not convert any of their three 4th down attempts. Defensive tackle Terrell Resonno forced the 1st turnover of the season for the Tigers when he intercepted an attempted screen pass. Resonno also led Missouri in tackles with 7, including 2 for loss.

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    Terrell Resonno tackles Vai Taua for a loss​

    The Tigers are on the road again next week against another WAC opponent, the #11 Boise State Broncos. This will be a tough test before a bye week, then Missouri heads into Big XII play.
     

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