Ohio 6

(2-2, 1-2 away)

Missouri 31

(4-0, 3-0 home)

2:00 PM ET, September 23, 2006

Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field, Columbia, MO

1 2 3 4 T
OHIO 0 6 0 06
MIZZ 7 7 10 731

Top Performers

Passing: C. Daniel (MIZZ) - 258 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Daniel (MIZZ) - 9 CAR, 44 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: W. Franklin (MIZZ) - 4 REC, 99 YDS, 2 TD

Missouri 4-0 in non-conference play after waxing Ohio

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Chase Daniel threw two touchdown passes to Will Franklin and ran for another score to lead Missouri over Ohio 31-6 on Saturday.

Missouri's defense shut down Ohio aside from an 80-yard drive in the second quarter, overcoming three turnovers, and the Tigers (4-0) blocked two kicks to complete a perfect non-conference schedule. They're 4-0 for the first time since 2003 and only the fifth time since 1925.

Daniel was 18-for-34 for 258 yards, offsetting a lost fumble on the opening drive and an interception near the end of the first half. He was on-target just enough, hitting Franklin for 68- and 9-yard scores in the first half, and scored untouched on a 5-yard keeper in the third quarter.

Franklin caught four passes for 99 yards and leads the team with four touchdown receptions. The 68-yard catch in the first quarter is the longest pass play in coach Gary Pinkel's six seasons.

Thomas Christy caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Austen Everson in the second quarter for Ohio (2-2), which has been outscored 55-13 in losing its last two. Coach Frank Solich is 5-2 against Missouri, all of the victories coming when he was at Nebraska.

In Solich's last game at Missouri in 2003, the Tigers beat Nebraska for the first time since 1978.

Ohio was held to 188 total yards, although the lone touchdown capped the longest drive of the season against a defense ranked first in the Big 12. The Bobcats had four first downs in the first quarter against a team that had not allowed any in the opening quarter.

Everson was 13-for-23 for 110 yards before being replaced by Brad Bower midway through the fourth quarter.

The two blocked kicks, one on a field-goal attempt and another on an extra-point attempt, kept the Tigers' 14-6 halftime lead from being closer. Xzavie Jackson blocked Matt Lasher's 38-yard field goal attempt to prevent Ohio from taking advantage of Daniel's fumble, and Lorenzo Williams blocked an extra-point kick in the second quarter.

Williams' fumble recovery of an errant pitch by Everson led to Daniel's 5-yard run that put Missouri ahead 24-6 in the third quarter. Jimmy Jackson added a 2-yard run with 3:13 to go.