(Saturday, November 14th)
Final Score: Missouri 38, Kansas State 12
Manhattan, KS (Sports Network) - Blaine Gabbert threw for 298 yards and three touchdowns, as the Missouri Tigers upended the Kansas State Wildcats, 38-12, in Big 12 play at Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Gabbert hit on 20-of-27 pass attempts for the Tigers (6-4, 2-4 Big 12), who are now eligible for their school-record fifth straight bowl game. Danario Alexander had another big time game for Missouri, as he pulled in 10 balls for 200 yards and three touchdowns.
Daniel Thomas, the Big 12's leading rusher was held to just 79 yards on 23 carries, as KSU's (6-5, 4-3) North Division title hopes took a hit. The Wildcats will face Nebraska next weekend in a bout that could determine the division winner.
The two teams traded field goals in the opening quarter, as Grant Ressel hit a 23-yard attempt for Missouri, while Josh Cherry countered with a 47-yarder for KSU.
Early the second quarter, Missouri went ahead on a 54-yard touchdown pass from Gabbert to Alexander.
Cherry then hit a 34-yard field goal midway through the second frame.
With just 20 seconds left in the half, Alexander hauled in a 16-yard touchdown pass from Gabbert, giving Missouri a 17-6 lead at the break.
KSU made it a 17-12 game with a pair of field goals by Cherry in the third quarter.
Missouri, however, responded with 43 seconds left in the period, as Alexander reeled in an 80-yard touchdown pass from Gabbert.
The Tigers put the game in the fourth quarter, when Derrick Washington scored on runs of four and 13 yards, respectively.
On the day, Missouri amassed 433 total yards and committed no turnovers compared to three by the Wildcats.
11/14 17:21:58 ET