Covering blowouts is a challenge

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Missouri QB Chase Daniel became the school's all-time passing leader Saturday.

Missouri QB Chase Daniel became the school's all-time leading passer by throwing for 405 yards Saturday.

Covering blowouts can be a challenge, but Missouri Maneater’s Nick Forrester did a terrific job in covering the Tigers’ 69-17 football victory over Nevada. Typically, you want to focus on plays toward the end of the game, but when covering routs like this, citing an early play, as Forrester did, can work pretty effectively.

Senior quarterback Chase Daniel said that the Missouri offense was worried about the Nevada defense before this game. It didn’t show, as the Tigers racked up 651 yards of total offense in a 69-17 victory against the Wolf Pack.

On just the fourth play of the game, sophomore tailback Derrick Washington ran 59 yards for a touchdown, and Missouri never looked back.

Stats are usually not worth mentioning in the lead — unless a team rolls up 651 yards (or a quarterback throws for 405 yards on 23 of 28 passing for four touchdowns, as Chase Daniel did.) Unfortunately, these key stats were not cited in the story, but this is an early posting published a few hours after the game had concluded. Daniel’s overall performance was put in historical perspective, though. Daniel is now Missouri’s all-time passing leader with 9,153 yards. He also tracked down Nevada coach Chris Ault for a comment on Daniel’s performance. Good job for an early gamer.

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