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Saturday, October 30, 2010
Tigers defense looking like old selves

By David Ubben

LINCOLN, Neb. -- After giving up 256 yards in the first quarter, Missouri's defense has forced punts on Nebraska's first three drives of the second quarter, limiting the offense to minus-9 yards.

A 33-yard touchdown run on fourth down by De'Vion Moore has helped Missouri look like they might be able make this a game. Missouri trails 24-7 midway through the second quarter.

Missouri has reined in Taylor Martinez all game on the ground, and he's now in negative yardage, despite carrying the ball nine times. His longest run is just 8 yards.

Now that the Tigers are limiting the long runs by Roy Helu Jr. and keeping Martinez from completing passes consistently, the Tigers have a little bit of hope.