Missouri quarterback Outlaw maturing quickly

Monday, October 9th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Columbia, Missouri-AP) -- New Missouri quarterback Darius Outlaw has come a long, long way in a very short time.

When fall workouts began, Outlaw was the Number Three quarterback behind Kirk Farmer and Jim Dougherty. And Coach Larry Smith says he Outlaw was inconsistent and unfocused.

But after an open week, Outlaw got his act together and it really showed yesterday when he took over the Missouri offense.

Outlaw threw for one touchdown and ran for another in the first quarter, giving the Tigers a 14-to-3 early advantage on the way to a 24-to-10 win.

It was the third consecutive loss for Oklahoma State, which was held to a first-quarter field goal before backup quarterback Aso Pogi connected with Terrance Davis-Bryant on a 28-yard touchdown pass.

Starter Tony Lindsay was 14-of-22 with two interceptions for 123 yards, while Pogi ended up 12-of-22 for 134 yards.

Defensive tackle Zac Akin is optimistic about O-S-U's future. He says with six games left, anything could still happen.