The Greatest Moments In Missouri Football History
Here are the top five moments in Mizzou football history.
By: Athlon Sports | 5/2/11, 5:29 AM EDT
5. Missouri vs ND, Sep. 9, 19781 of 6
Missouri entered the '78 season off a 4-7 record the previous year and opened the season at Notre Dame -- the defending national champions. Yet Missouri's defense pitched a shutout, and Jeff Brockhaus converted a fourth-quarter field goal to give the Tigers a stunning 3-0 win in South Bend. Joe Montana led Notre Dame inside Missouri's 25-yard line five times but the Irish could never dent the scoreboard and Missouri walked away with its second improbable win at Notre Dame Stadium in six years.
4. Missouri vs NU, Nov. 18, 19782 of 6
James Wilder ran for four touchdowns and Kellen Winslow had six catches for 132 yards as Missouri upset No. 2 Nebraska 35-31 in Lincoln. The Huskers had beaten No. 1 Oklahoma the previous week to clinch at least a share of the Big Eight title, but Missouri denied Tom Osborne his first outright league title. Wilder's fourth touchdown late in the fourth quarter proved to be the winning points and clinched a Liberty Bowl berth for the Tigers.
3. Missouri vs ND, Oct. 21, 19723 of 6
Missouri went to South Bend as 35-point underdogs against No. 8 Notre Dame. The Tigers lost 62-0 to Nebraska the week before, yet were able to spring a 30-26 upset before a stunned crowd at Notre Dame Stadium. Don Johnson ran for two touchdowns, Missouri forced four turnovers and the Tigers withstood a late ND rally. The win sparked Missouri to a five-game win streak and eventual bid to the Fiesta Bowl.
2. Missouri vs OU, Nov. 12, 19604 of 6
Dan Devine's Tigers broke a 14-year losing streak to Oklahoma and became No. 1 in the AP poll after a 41-19 thrashing in Norman. The Tigers improved to 9-0 and appeared poised for the first national championship in program history. However, the Tigers were upset by Kansas in the final week of the season (a game that was later forfeited by KU due to an ineligible player) before beating Navy in the Orange Bowl. The Tigers finished No. 5.
1. Missouri vs KU, Nov. 27, 20075 of 6
Chase Daniel threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns and Missouri elevated to No. 1 in the polls with a 36-28 win over undefeated Kansas at Arrowhead Stadium. Missouri rang up 519 yards on its archrival, with Daniel completing 40 of 49 passes. The Tigers built a 28-7 lead after three quarters and sealed it with a Lorenzo Williams safety with 12 seconds left after a Kansas rally in the fourth.
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