Chase Daniel

threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to

Jeremy Maclin

on Missouri's first possession of overtime last night as the No. 25 Tigers defeated No. 22 Northwestern, 30-23, in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.

After the Tigers (10-4) scored, their defense sacked C.J. Bacher and forced a fumble that left Northwestern (9-4) with fourth-and-goal from the 32-yard line. His desperation heave into the end zone was knocked down.

In other college news:

* At Birmingham, Ala., Mike Teel passed for 319 yards and Rutgers (8-5) beat North Carolina State, 29-23, in the Papajohns.com Bowl.

* Patrick Nix was fired after two seasons as Miami's offensive coordinator.

* Alabama All-America junior left tackle Andre Smith was suspended from the Sugar Bowl, reportedly for improper contact with an agent.

* Coach Kyle Whittingham, who led Utah to a 12-0 record and a spot in Friday night's Sugar Bowl against Alabama, signed a 5-year, $6 million extension.

* Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis had successful surgery to replace his right knee.

* Longtime faculty member Carl Kirschner, a professor in the department of Spanish and Portuguese, was named interim athletic director at Rutgers while it searches for a replacement for the ousted Robert Mulcahy.

Sport Stops

* The Dodgers reportedly talked to the agent for free-agent outfielder Adam Dunn, who also has drawn interest from the Cubs, Nationals, Mariners and Orioles, and are considering trading Andruw Jones to the Mets.

* Zach Boychuk scored two goals in Canada's 5-1 victory over Germany at the world junior hockey championship in Ottawa. Sweden routed Latvia, 10-1.

* Heather Richardson won the women's 500 and 1,000 meters and Shani Davis took the men's 1,000 at the U.S. Long Track Speedskating National Championships in West Allis, Wis.

* Hambletonian winner Deweycheatumnhowe was voted 3-year-old colt trotter of the year and recordsetting earner Somebeachsomewhere is the top 3-year-old colt pacer in balloting by the U.S. Harness Writers Association. *