Nevada Falls At No. 6 Missouri
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -Chase Daniel threw for 405 yards and four touchdowns and No. 6 Missouri scored on its first 10 possessions Saturday in a 69-17 win over Nevada.
Daniel was 23-for-28 and led Missouri (3-0) to seven touchdowns and a field goal before exiting in the third quarter. His backups, Chase Patton and Blaine Gabbert, led two more scoring drives before Missouri was finally forced to punt late in the fourth quarter.
The Tigers gained 651 total yards and averaged 10 yards per play. The 69 points tied a team record set against Kansas in 1969, and they've scored 173 points in three games.
Nevada (1-2) fell for the second straight time to a Big 12 opponent after losing to Texas Tech a week ago.
Daniel connected on touchdown passes of 80, 14 and 49 yards with Jeremy Maclin, and threw a 27-yarder to Jared Perry. Derrick Washington ran for two scores. Missouri also scored on a fake field goal and an interception return.
Maclin had six catches for 172 yards and tied a school record with his three TD catches.
Missouri led 14-0 2:58 into the game on Washington's 59-yard run and Maclin's 80-yard catch-and-run. That play moved Daniel to first place on the school's all-time passing yards list ahead of his predecessor, Brad Smith.
Nevada scored on a 1-yard run by quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the first quarter, a 31-yard field goal by Brett Jaekle in the second and on a 42-yard pass from Kaepernick to Marko Mitchell on the final play of the first half that cut the deficit to 38-17.
But after gaining 237 yards of offense in the first half, the Wolf Pack managed just 125 in the second.
Kaepernick was 17-for-31 for 152 yards and led Nevada with 71 yards rushing on eight carries.