The Kansas Jayhawks defense could not hold back the Missouri Tigers offense as Missouri put up 21 unanswered points in the second half to win the final annual edition of the Border War. Missouri had a reversal of play in the second half by shutting down the Kansas offense and held them to only 137 total yards of offense and zero second half points and forced three Kansas turnovers. Kansas did make a valiant attempt in the first half and held Missouri out of the endzone, but everything fell apart when Kansas had a bad snap on a punt to give Missouri great field position and allowed them to score their first touchdown of the game.
Missouri quarterback James Franklin rebounded from a poor first half to throw two touchdown passes, he only had 187 yards, but he did not make any mistakes in the second half and was given good field position. The nail in the coffin was the 53-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Lucas at the start of the fourth quarter to give Missouri a 24-10 lead.
With Missouri now leaving the Big 12 for the SEC they will be taking the bragging rights with them until the next time the two teams decide to play. This loss also might end up being the last game for Kansas head coach Turner Gill.