Since 2006, there are have been five shutouts inside Big 12 play…two by Oklahoma and now three by Missouri. The Tigers beat Iowa State 14-0 on a cold night in Ames, Iowa. The win is the 39th for this senior class, the most in school history.
Iowa State, playing without their senior starting quarterback Austin Arnaud, struggled most of the night with backup QB Jerome Tiller running the offense. The Cyclones slightly outgained Missouri 326-300, but they couldn’t convert the few opportunities they had into any points.
Early in the first quarter, Iowa State’s Grant Mahoney missed a 38 yard field goal that would have given them a lead. The Tigers drove on their next possession and went on top 7-0 on a ten yard touchdown pass from Blaine Gabbert to Michael Egnew.
The Cyclones threatened one other time in the game, early in the third quarter. They had a first and goal inside MU’s 10 and couldn’t get the touchdown. So they called on Mahoney for a 28 yard field goal attempt from the left hash mark and he kept it left. Mahoney is now 8 of 17 on FG attempts this season.
Later in the third quarter, the Tigers were in punt formation on fourth down from their own 28 and they called a run for punter Matt Grabner who went 15 yards and got the first down. A gutsy call with a 7-0 lead, but the right call. Missouri drove down the field with their second life and made it a two touchdown game on a one yard run from De’Vion Moore, capping a 13 play, 80 yard drive.
Gabbert finished 17 of 29 for 155 yards and a touchdown and Missouri ran for 144 yards as a team with Gabbert leading with 44 yards on 8 attempts.