Missouri scored first, after Carlos Posey recovered a blocked field goal and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown, putting the Tigers up 7-0. Missouri's Corby Jones scored on a 9 yard touchdown run to make it 14-0 at the end of the 1st quarter. In the second quarter WVU's Jay Taylor kicked a 28 yard field goal making it 14-3. After a Missouri safety, Corby Jones rushed in for a 2 yard touchdown run to make the score 24-3 Missouri. The score would hold up until halftime.
In the third quarter, Marc Bulger threw a 9 yard touchdown pass to David Saunders, bringing the Mountaineers to 24-10. Missouri answered with an 11 yard touchdown run from Corby Jones, pushing the lead back to 31-10. Bulger threw another touchdown pass to Khori Ivy to make the score 31-17 at the end of the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Bulger threw a 9 yard touchdown pass to Amos Zeroeoue to make it 31-24. David Long kicked an 18 yard field goal to make it 34-24 Missouri. Bulger threw a 1 yard touchdown pass to Saunders, to make the final score 34-31.