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Friday, October 9, 2009
Rally sparked by another Missouri mistake

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin


COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Blaine Gabbert's night has turned darker than the sky at Faurot Field in the fourth quarter.

Another Gabbert interception sparked a Nebraska touchdown three plays later, boosting the Cornhuskers into a 20-12 lead with 10:34 left.

Zac Lee hooked up with Mike McNeill on an 8-yard TD pass -- capping an improbable run of three touchdown passes in 3 minutes, 22 seconds -- to propel Nebraska into the lead.

The Nebraska defensive front has dominated the Missouri offense in the fourth quarter. It has worn down the Missouri offensive line and pressured Gabbert into mistakes.

Gabbert is limping noticeably. It will be interesting to see if he has the gumption to lead the Tigers' comeback against a suddenly energized Nebraska defense.