Arch-Rivalry Goes to Missouri

No. 3 Tigers beat No. 2 Jayhawks 36-28, thanks to Daniel
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2007 5:55 AM CST
Missouri kicker Jake Harry (36) raises his helmet as he leads his teammates onto the field following the football game against Kansas on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Missouri Tigers ended Kansas' perfect season last night and added a potentially groundbreaking chapter to theirs with a 36-37 victory over the second-ranked Jayhawks, AP reports. The new Big 12 North champions will play Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game next week, where a win will likely mean a trip to the BCS championship.

A good chunk of this unprecedented success for the Tigers is due to quarterback Chase Daniel, whose 361 yards and three touchdowns came on 40-for-49 passing. Chase's near flawless performance put Missouri up 21-0 in the third quarter, and despite a Jayhawks resurgence, the Tigers defense bagged a safety in the final seconds to clinch Missouri's most important game in years.