Daniel's career passing day vaults Mizzou past Kansas

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Chase Daniel threw for a career-best 356

yards and four touchdowns to lead Missouri to a 42-17 win over

Kansas on Saturday.

Chase Coffman caught two scoring passes for Missouri (8-4, 4-4

Big 12), which ended a three-game losing streak and won for just

the second time after starting 6-0. The Tigers tied for second in

the Big 12 North with Kansas State.

Jon Cornish had 126 yards on 15 carries for Kansas (6-6, 3-5),

which had won three in a row. Cornish scored on a 42-yard run in

the first quarter en route to his eighth 100-yard game of the

season and a school-record 1,457 yards, passing Tony Sands (1,442)

and June Henley (1,349).

Missouri twice led by 13 in the first half, but the lead was

shaved to three in the third quarter soon after offsetting personal

fouls away from the play nullified a 75-yard touchdown pass from

Daniel to Brad Ekwerekwu. Officials first announced that the score

would count but changed their minds after huddling for several


Missouri's Jared Perry and Kansas' Jerome Kemp exchanged clips

while Ekwerekwu was sprinting to the end zone. The Tigers ended up

punting after a third-down incompletion, and Kansas needed only

three plays to narrow the gap to 20-17 when Aqib Talib scored on a

42-yard swing pass from Kerry Meier.

A fourth-down offsides call when the Tigers were preparing to

punt kept alive the ensuing 11-play drive capped by Temple's

20-yard scoring run that gave Missouri a 10-point lead. Jeff

Wolfert added his third field goal of the game, and Coffman and

Greg Bracey added touchdown receptions in the fourth quarter.

The Tigers lost 21-16 at Iowa State last week after a holding

penalty in the final minute cost Missouri a go-ahead scoring run by

Daniel. Two days after the call, Big 12 commissioner Kevin Weiberg

said it had been an incorrect call.

Daniel, who was 26-for-38, topped his previous best of 320 yards

in the opener against Murray State in his first season as starter.

His 74-yarder in the first quarter to Perry, who benefited from a

slip in the Kansas secondary on a short pattern, was the school's

longest pass play since 1989.

With the win, the Tigers ended a three-game losing streak

against the Jayhawks.