LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - With one loss, Missouri has gone from being a potential national-championship contender to needing help from other teams to win the Big 12 North.
Nebraska looked to be the biggest obstacle between the Tigers and a perfect regular season. Missouri couldn't clear it Saturday, not with Nebraska's Roy Helu Jr. rushing for a school-record 307 yards and three touchdowns and Nebraska's defense hounding Blaine Gabbert.
The 31-17 loss dropped the Tigers (7-1, 3-1) from No. 7 to No. 14 in The Associated Press Top 25.
Even if the Tigers win out, they wouldn't play for the conference championship unless Nebraska loses 1 of its last four regular-season games.