COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Blaine Gabbert threw two touchdown passes before leaving with a hip pointer after three quarters and No. 24 Missouri got several big plays on special teams along with stout defense in a 26-0 victory over Colorado in a Big 12 opener on Saturday night.
The Tigers (5-0, 1-0 Big 12) had four sacks and an interception in their fifth straight victory over Colorado (3-2, 0-1) by a total score of 203-40. This one came just a few days after the 20th anniversary of the infamous Fifth Down game in 1990, which helped the Buffaloes win their only national championship.
Missouri struggled most of the game offensively other than a 97-yard, 15-play drive capped by Gabbert's 10-yard touchdown pass to Michael Egnew near the end of the half. Those woes were masked by a blocked field goal, blocked punt, fake punt and safety in the school's first shutout since blanking the Buffaloes 58-0 Oct. 25, 2008 at home.