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Grading the Tigers: Iowa State

With only pride on the line, Missouri had one of its best performances of the year in a 17-14 overtime win at Iowa State on Saturday. The win will not propel the Tigers to a bowl game, but it will keep the Cyclones out of the Big 12 Championship. Read on for the marks the Tigers deserve after snapping their five-game losing streak.

Offense: Overall grade: B Passing game: This was the kind of performance the Missouri coaching staff has been expecting from junior quarterback Brad Smith all season long. Smith was neither flashy nor spectacular, but he made smart throws and put them in the right place the majority of the time. And the conditions were not the most conducive for that, either; both quarterbacks dealt with winds of...

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