The two Tiger teams were fairly even in the first two sets, but Missouri eventually wore down its opponent.
“It wasn’t like we had Michael’s Secret Stuff off of Space Jam in the locker room or anything,” senior linebacker Brandon Lee said. “It just came down to doing our job.”
Larry Rountree and Damarea Crockett combined for 231 total yards to lead the Missouri offense.
The Tigers said they learned from the mistakes that doomed them against Kentucky in a dramatic loss two weeks ago.
The senior rebounded in the second half after being limited in the first by two personal fouls called early in the game.
After Jeremiah Tilmon was deemed the centerpiece of the MU offense following a season-opening win, he led the team with five turnovers as Iowa State shut down the sophomore.
Parker was thrown into action last Saturday after injuries to Kendall Blanton and Albert Okwuegbunam.