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Tigers claw past Fighting Illini

Chase Daniel tossed three touchdown passes to lead the Missouri Tigers to a 40-34 win over the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday.

Missouri covered the 5.5-point spread, while the combined 74 points sailed OVER the posted total of 57.5.

Daniel completed 37-of-54 pass attempts for three touchdowns to lead the Tigers.

Rashard Mendenhall carried the ball 11 times and racked up 33 yards with two touchdowns in a losing effort for Illinois.