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Nebraska rallies to defeat Missouri, 27-12

Cornhuskers trailed the Tigers, 12-0, after three quarters.

October 09, 2009|Associated Press

Zac Lee threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to Niles Paul, and Ndamukong Suh and Dejon Gomes intercepted passes to set up two more fourth-quarter scores in No. 21 Nebraska's 27-12 victory over No. 24 Missouri on Thursday night.

Lee completed 14 of 33 passes for 158 yards and three touchdowns to help Nebraska (4-1, 1-0 Big 12 Conference) overcome a 12-0 deficit in cold and rainy conditions at Columbia, Mo.

Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert, fourth in the country in passing efficiency with 11 touchdowns and no interceptions entering the game, completed only 17 of 43 passes for 134 yards and no touchdowns.

Missouri (4-1, 0-1) built a 12-0 lead after three quarters, its lone touchdown coming on Gabbert's one-yard sneak on fourth down with two seconds remaining in the first half.

Bradford waiting

Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops is waiting another day to make a decision on whether 2008 Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford will play against Baylor on Saturday.

Stoops had said at the start of the week that he didn't plan to announce whether Bradford would play until Thursday. But Sooners spokesman Kenny Mossman said Thursday that Stoops had put off the decision until today.

Bradford has sat out the last three games.

Tebow not cleared

Florida Coach Urban Meyer says quarterback Tim Tebow had his best practice of the week Thursday, but the top-ranked Gators still aren't sure the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner will be cleared to play against No. 4 Louisiana State.

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