It’s approaching 10 years to the date but Chase Daniel still recalls it like it was yesterday. The former Missouri quarterback took some time to reminisce on the Tigers’ 36-28 victory over rival Kansas in the 2007 regular season finale in a story from SB Nation.
The victory was sealed in exciting fashion, as Missouri, while up by six, forced a safety with 12 seconds. The game carried major significance as Kansas was ranked No. 2 and Missouri was ranked No. 3 in the nation heading into the matchup.
Daniel was superbly efficient, passing for 361 yards and three touchdowns while completing 40 of his 49 passes.
However, he admitted that Missouri’s offense was tense before eventually settling in.
“I think it was a little bit of nerves and a little bit of feeling out. Both defenses came out firing in that game,” Daniel said. “It was scoreless, I think, for most of the first quarter, and then we just started dinking and dunking.”
Unfortunately for Missouri, they would go on to lose to Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game, which would enable Kansas to secure a bid in the Orange Bowl.
However, nearly a decade later, Daniel gets the chills just thinking about his emotions about Nov. 24, 2007.
“That’s a game I’ll always remember,” Daniel said. “Half the fans were blue and red, and half were black and gold. Awesome game.”