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Daniel, Missouri outslug Illinois

Aug 31, 2008 - 7:07 AM ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- Chase Daniel tossed three touchdown passes as No. 7 Missouri recorded a 52-42 triumph over No. 19 Illinois on Saturday in the "Arch Rivalry" game at the Edward Jones Dome.

The Heisman Trophy candidate completed 26-of-43 passes for 323 yards while tossing a pair of scoring strikes to Tommy Saunders and one to Chase Coffman.

Although his defense struggled, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said that the team would enjoy the victory ... for now.

"I'll tell you one thing: you enjoy winning. You kidding me?" Pinkel said. "I'll kick their butt tomorrow. We'll get up tomorrow and learn those lessons."

Not to be outdone, Juice Williams went 26-for-42 for 451 yards with a career-high five touchdown passes - including a pair to both Will Judson and Chris Duvalt and one to Michael Hoomanawanui with no time remaining in the contest. His yardage total nearly doubled his previous high of 227.

"We took what the defense gave us," Williams said. "We've got fast receivers on the outside and we took advantage of it."

The teams also lit up the scoreboard in the 2007 season opener, as Missouri held on for a 40-34 victory after nearly squandering a 37-13 lead late in the third quarter.

Daniel completed 37-of-54 passes for 359 yards and three touchdowns in that game.

Ironically, in Saturday's offensive explosion, a defensive play proved pivotal for Missouri (1-0).

After Illinois (0-1) had closed within 10 at 45-35, Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon intercepted Williams and returned it 38 yards for a score.

In addition, Jeremy Maclin provided a spark on the Tigers' special teams. He had a 99-yard kickoff return in the second quarter that gave Missouri a 17-13 lead, and he added a 46-yard punt return in the third to put the Tigers in position for another score.

Maclin, who finished with 206 all-purpose yards, left the game in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury. X-rays were negative and Maclin returned to the sideline with crutches.

Daniel, however, didn't seem to be overly concerned about Maclin's condition.

"It's a scary moment when an impact player like that goes down," Daniel said. "He'll be out practicing Tuesday. He's fine."








  • AT ST LOUIS
    NCAAF FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ILLINOIS (20) 6 7 15 14 42
    MISSOURI (6) 7 24 14 7 52 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MISSOURI - TD, DERRICK WASHINGTON 7 YD RUN
    (JEFF WOLFERT KICK), 4:41.
    MISSOURI 7-0
    ILLINOIS - TD, WILLIAM JUDSON 30 YD PASS FROM
    JUICE WILLIAMS (PAT BLOCKED),
    13:32. MISSOURI 7-6


    Aug 31 12:17 AM


  • AT ST LOUIS
    NCAAF TD ILLINOIS
    MICHAEL HOOMANAWANUI 5 YD PASS FROM JUICE WILLIAMS
    (MATT ELLER KICK)
    ILLINOIS (20) 42
    MISSOURI (6) 52 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Illinois(20) 42, Missouri(6) 52  End of Reg.Aug 31 12:17 AM


  • AT ST LOUIS
    NCAAF TD MISSOURI
    SEAN WEATHERSPOON 35 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN
    (JEFF WOLFERT KICK)
    ILLINOIS (20) 35
    MISSOURI (6) 52 3:18 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Illinois(20) 35, Missouri(6) 52  4th - 3:18Aug 31 12:04 AM


  • AT ST LOUIS
    NCAAF TD ILLINOIS
    WILLIAM JUDSON 65 YD PASS FROM JUICE WILLIAMS
    (MATT ELLER KICK)
    ILLINOIS (20) 35
    MISSOURI (6) 45 13:24 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Illinois(20) 35, Missouri(6) 45  4th - 13:24Aug 30 11:29 PM
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    Illinois(20) 28, Missouri(6) 45  End of 3rdAug 30 11:23 PM


  • AT ST LOUIS
    NCAAF END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ILLINOIS (20) 6 7 15 28
    MISSOURI (6) 7 24 14 45 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MISSOURI - TD, DERRICK WASHINGTON 7 YD RUN
    (JEFF WOLFERT KICK), 4:41.
    MISSOURI 7-0
    ILLINOIS - TD, WILLIAM JUDSON 30 YD PASS FROM
    JUICE WILLIAMS (PAT BLOCKED),
    13:32. MISS

    Illinois(20) 28, Missouri(6) 45  End of 3rdAug 30 11:21 PM


  • AT ST LOUIS
    NCAAF TD MISSOURI
    TOMMY SAUNDERS 21 YD PASS FROM CHASE DANIEL
    (JEFF WOLFERT KICK)
    ILLINOIS (20) 20
    MISSOURI (6) 45 2:50 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Illinois(20) 20, Missouri(6) 45  3rd - 2:50Aug 30 11:11 PM


  • AT ST LOUIS
    NCAAF TD MISSOURI
    TOMMY SAUNDERS 4 YD PASS FROM CHASE DANIEL
    (JEFF WOLFERT KICK)
    ILLINOIS (20) 20
    MISSOURI (6) 38 4:43 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Illinois(20) 20, Missouri(6) 38  3rd - 4:43Aug 30 11:03 PM


  • AT ST LOUIS
    NCAAF TD ILLINOIS
    CHRIS DUVALT 20 YD PASS FROM JUICE WILLIAMS
    (MATT ELLER KICK)
    ILLINOIS (20) 20
    MISSOURI (6) 31 9:33 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Illinois(20) 20, Missouri(6) 31  3rd - 9:33Aug 30 10:52 PM


  • AT ST LOUIS
    NCAAF HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ILLINOIS (20) 6 7 13
    MISSOURI (6) 7 24 31 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MISSOURI - TD, DERRICK WASHINGTON 7 YD RUN
    (JEFF WOLFERT KICK), 4:41.
    MISSOURI 7-0
    ILLINOIS - TD, WILLIAM JUDSON 30 YD PASS FROM
    JUICE WILLIAMS (PAT BLOCKED),
    13:32. MISSOURI

    Aug 30 10:16 PM


  • AT ST LOUIS
    NCAAF TD MISSOURI
    CHASE COFFMAN 17 YD PASS FROM CHASE DANIEL
    (JEFF WOLFERT KICK)
    ILLINOIS (20) 13
    MISSOURI (6) 31 0:21 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Illinois(20) 13, Missouri(6) 31  2nd - 0:21Aug 30 10:13 PM


  • AT ST LOUIS
    NCAAF TD MISSOURI
    DERRICK WASHINGTON 40 YD RUN
    (JEFF WOLFERT KICK)
    ILLINOIS (20) 13
    MISSOURI (6) 24 5:52 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Illinois(20) 13, Missouri(6) 24  2nd - 5:52Aug 30 9:57 PM
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    Illinois(20) 13, Missouri(6) 10  2nd - 9:25Aug 30 9:46 PM


  • AT ST LOUIS
    NCAAF TD MISSOURI
    JEREMY MACLIN 99 YD KICKOFF RETURN
    (JEFF WOLFERT KICK)
    ILLINOIS (20) 13
    MISSOURI (6) 17 9:12 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Illinois(20) 13, Missouri(6) 17  2nd - 9:12Aug 30 9:46 PM


  • AT ST LOUIS
    NCAAF TD ILLINOIS
    DEREK WALKER 35 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN
    (MATT ELLER KICK)
    ILLINOIS (20) 13
    MISSOURI (6) 10 9:25 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Illinois(20) 13, Missouri(6) 10  2nd - 9:25Aug 30 9:44 PM


  • AT ST LOUIS
    NCAAF FG MISSOURI
    JEFF WOLFERT 51 YD
    ILLINOIS (20) 6
    MISSOURI (6) 10 14:15 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Illinois(20) 6, Missouri(6) 10  2nd - 14:15Aug 30 9:27 PM


  • AT ST LOUIS
    NCAAF END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ILLINOIS (20) 6 6
    MISSOURI (6) 7 7 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MISSOURI - TD, DERRICK WASHINGTON 7 YD RUN
    (JEFF WOLFERT KICK), 4:41.
    MISSOURI 7-0
    ILLINOIS - TD, WILLIAM JUDSON 30 YD PASS FROM
    JUICE WILLIAMS (PAT BLOCKED),
    13:32. MISS

    Aug 30 9:19 PM


  • AT ST LOUIS
    NCAAF TD ILLINOIS
    WILLIAM JUDSON 30 YD PASS FROM JUICE WILLIAMS
    (PAT BLOCKED)
    ILLINOIS (20) 6
    MISSOURI (6) 7 1:28 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Illinois(20) 6, Missouri(6) 7  1st - 1:28Aug 30 9:14 PM
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    Illinois(20) 0, Missouri(6) 7  1st - 4:43Aug 30 9:10 PM


  • AT ST LOUIS
    NCAAF TD MISSOURI
    DERRICK WASHINGTON 7 YD RUN
    (JEFF WOLFERT KICK)
    ILLINOIS (20) 0
    MISSOURI (6) 7 10:19 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Illinois(20) 0, Missouri(6) 7  1st - 10:19Aug 30 8:44 PM
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    Illinois(20) 0, Missouri(6) 0  1st - 12:29Aug 30 8:40 PM
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