The offensive stars for the Missouri Tigers were out in full force against Nebraska, but even they need big help from the big offensive line.
"The offensive line allows all these guns to fire," said Missouri coach Gary Pinkel.
"Without them, they're not going to fire. It won't work," said Pinkel.
And when the line plays well, the quarterback is the happiest guy on the field.
"Well, I didn't have very much pressure so I think that answers that. I mean, you see tonight what we can do without very much pressure," said junior quarterback Chase Daniel.
They can do a lot. The Tigers racked up 606 yards of offense on the Nebraska black shirt defense, including 411 yards in the air.
"They picked up the blitzes. They didn't blitz very much, they ran a three man front a lot of the game, and we were still able to throw for more than 400 yards," said Daniel.
And when Daniel gets time, the Tigers feel unstoppable.
"As long as we're clicking, we can be the best there is. As long as we're on the same page, I don't think anyone can stop us," said sophomore wide receiver Danario Alexander.
"But without those guys, it's not going to happen. I think they just did an excellent job," said Pinkel.
A job well done, but just another day for the unknown backbone of the Missouri offense.
Chase Daniel was not sacked during the game. The second straight game in which Daniel has not been sacked.
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