LINCOLN, Neb. -- Missouri decided to take its first shot downfield on the final play of the first quarter.
It was intercepted.
The Blackshirts are suffocating every aspect of Missouri's offense, and big plays have paced Nebraska's offense to a 24-0 lead heading into the second quarter.
Nebraska running back Roy Helu had 142 yards and two touchdowns on his first three carries, and Nebraska outgained the Tigers 256-48 in the first quarter.
Blaine Gabbert has alternated between getting pressured right away and waiting for receivers who can't get open -- and then fleeing pressure. The one time he got loose down into Nebraska territory, the run was called back by a face-mask penalty on receiver Wes Kemp on a block.
Missouri forced a three-and-out to open the quarter, but right now, there doesn't look like much reason to believe Missouri can mount a comeback after the way Nebraska has dominated early.