LINCOLN, Neb. -- After giving up 256 yards in the first quarter, Missouri's defense has forced punts on Nebraska's first three drives of the second quarter, limiting the offense to minus-9 yards.
Missouri has reined in Taylor Martinez all game on the ground, and he's now in negative yardage, despite carrying the ball nine times. His longest run is just 8 yards.
Now that the Tigers are limiting the long runs by Roy Helu Jr. and keeping Martinez from completing passes consistently, the Tigers have a little bit of hope.