Second half live blog: Missouri vs. Iowa State - KMOV.com

Second half live blog: Missouri vs. Iowa State

Fourth quarter: Missouri 34, Iowa State 24

0:00—Missouri wins. Huge days for Gabbert, Alexander, and Jackson.

0:53—De'Vion Moore picks up a first down on a five-yard rush. Gabbert will take a knee and this one will be over.

1:55—ISU uses their final timeout. One more first down and this game will officially be a win for Missouri.

2:24—Missouri picks up a first down on a seven-yard draw by Gabbert. It'll be first and 10 for Missouri at their own 14 as more time ticks off the clock.

3:20—Jasper Simmons intercepts a pass intended for Colin Franklin at the four yard line, where Missouri will take over. Avoid a turnover and this game is over.

3:56—Arnaud hits Darks for 11 yards on fourth and six. Darks was absolutely clobbered by Sean Weatherspoon, but held on to the ball regardless.

4:43—De'Vion Moore punches it in to the end zone from two yards out to put Missouri up 34-24. It's not impossible, but it'll be tough for ISU to come back from down 10 with just over four and a half minutes to play.

5:50—Gabbert hits Danario Alexander over the middle for a 22-yard completion, moving the ball to the Iowa State nine yard line.

8:35—Mizzou goes for it on fourth and inches from midfield and converts on a Blaine Gabbert quarterback sneak. Big play right there.

11:09—Arnaud is sacked by Brian Coulter back to the Iowa State 10 on third and 13. Missouri will take over at their own 40 with a chance to put some real separation in the score now.

11:56—Grant Ressel hits a 38-yard field goal to put Missouri up 27-24.

13:55—right on cue, Kemp catches a screen.

14:00—I note that we haven't seen much of Wes Kemp today to the reporters around me in the press box.

Third quarter: Missouri 24, Iowa State, 24

0:00—Missouri will begin the fourth quarter with first and 10 at the Iowa State 40. That was a huge quarter for Missouri—the game very well could have shifted in favor of Iowa State, but MU held strong and picked up those two big touchdowns that got them right back in this one.

2:39—Sean Weatherspoon comes up with a huge sack on third and eight to force an ISU punt. Missouri will take over at midfield.

5:18—Arnaud hits Scott Haughton for a game-tying touchdown (Haughton is an offensive lineman, and the pass was a lateral). Arnaud rolled left and then threw back across the field—still behind the line of srimmage—to Haughton, who had a clear path to the end zone to make it 24-24. The nine-play, 68-yard drive lasted 2:58 and could be a huge momentum shift back to Iowa State.

5:42—today's announced attendance is 55,573 to put the season average at 64,120. Thats the fifth-highest in program history.

8:19—Danario Alexander catches a swing pass to the near side from Gabbert, catches a block, and then outruns four ISU players for a 63-yard touchdown. He's deceptively fast—you don't expect him to be about as fast as Jeremy Maclin, but he's right up there. 24-17 Missouri in a pretty incredible turn of events here. The passing offense has really opened up so far this half, which could be a product of Washington being out or just better play-calling and execution.

Also, with that reception, Alexander passed Jeremy Maclin to move up to third on the all-time Missouri receiving yardage list. Apparently, Mike Kelly just referred to Alexander as the "greatest wide receiver in Mizzou history." Maclin was great, but the numbers Alexander is putting up are getting hard to argue with right now.

10:05—Will Ebner blows up Arnaud on a sack to force ISU all the way back to the Missouri 40. They were on the fringe of field goal range before the loss of 10 on the Ebner sack that forced a punt.

12:37—Gabbert throws a beautiful 70-yard touchdown pass to Jerrell Jackson. Wow. Three plays, 81 yards, 1:02. Tie game.

13:39—Missouri forces a punt after a three-and-out for ISU. Let's see if and how the offense changes without Washington.

14:18—huge blow for Missouri: Derrick Washington is out for the rest of the game with a concussion. That very well could keep him out of next week's game against Kansas, too.

15:00—it looks like a lot of fans have left, at least on the east side of the stadium. I can't say I'm surprised.

Halftime

Well, the sun just came out, so that's a positive. Of course, the sun came out right as the lights were turned on at Faurot.

Some stats from the first half:

  • Gabbert is 12-18 for 123 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions.
  • Derrick Washington has 11 rushes for 70 yards and a touchdown. Kendial Lawrence, Jerrell Jackson, and Gabbert all have multiple rushing attempts.
  • Danario Alexander leads the team with five receptions for 56 yards. Jackson has four for 46 but has that one big lost fumble.
  • We haven't seen much of Wes Kemp today. In fact, he's not even on the stat sheet yet. However, Rolandis Woodland has two catches for 10 yards.
  • Andrew Gachkar already has nine tackles to lead Missouri.
  • Austen Arnaud is 16-22 for 170 yards with a touchdown and a pick.
  • Alexander Robinson has nine rushes for 33 yards and four receptions for 39 yards. He also has a touchdown pass.
  • Darius Darks leads ISU with five catches for 85 yards and a touchdown.
  • Jesse Smith (7) and James Smith (6) lead Iowa State in tackles.

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