1998 Insight.com Bowl
|1998 Insight.com Bowl|
|Date||December 26, 1998|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Dave Barnett (play-by-play); Bill Curry (analysis); Dave Ryan (sidelines)|
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 Zereoué to make it 31-24. Brian 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. The win was Missouri's first bowl game victory since 1981.