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NCAA Game Summary - Kansas State at Missouri

(Saturday, October 21st)

Final Score: (24) Missouri 41, Kansas State 21

Columbia, MO (Sports Network) - Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel completed 24- of-31 passes for 262 yards and four touchdowns to lead the 24th-ranked Tigers to a 41-21 victory over Kansas State.

Missouri is now 7-1 this year and 3-1 in the Big 12. Kansas State is 4-4 overall and 1-3 in the conference.

Missouri scored 34 unanswered points after Kansas State posted its first touchdown in the first quarter. The Wildcats' Zach Diles returned a fumble 35- yards for the team's only score of the first half.

The Tigers got on the scoreboard with a 30-yard field goal by Jeff Wolfert late in the opening quarter. The scoring drive was 14 plays for 78 yards.

Daniel tossed a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter, the first to Martin Rucker for 14 yards that finished a 10 play, 99-yard drive.

Daniel then found Will Franklin on a 52-yard scoring pass with 2:40 remaining. That touchdown capped off a five-play, 87-yard drive as Missouri led 17-7 at the half.

The third quarter was dominated by Missouri as the Tigers registered two touchdowns and a field goal. Daniel connected with Tommy Sanders on a three- yard score with 11:02 left in the quarter.

With 6:50 remaining Wolfert made a 20-yard field. That followed a 19-yard interception return by Darnel Terrell.

The Tigers' defense then scored on a 41-yard fumble recovery by David Overstreet with 6:14 remaining.

Kansas State found the end zone a second time on a 15-yard run by Leon Patton. His score concluded a nine-play, 80-yard drive. The drive was highlighted by a 24-yard run by quarterback Josh Freeman to the Missouri 29-yard line.

Missouri's Daniel tossed his fourth touchdown pass of the day to Chase Coffman with 12:37 left in the game.

Kansas State got one final touchdown on a nine-yard run by James Johnson with 2:53 remaining. During the 11-play, 69-yard drive, Johnson had a 20-yard run to the Tiger 45-yard line. He finished the game with 20 carries and 127 yards.

Game Notes

Coffman caught six passes for 75 yards and a touchdown. Franklin had 87 yards receiving with a touchdown on five catches...Patton had 18 carries for 112 yards and a touchdown...Missouri has won eight straight home games, including all five this season...Missouri owns a 56-31-5 series advantage over KSU, although the Wildcats won the previous 13 meetings from 1993-05...The Tigers last win in the series was a 27-14 triumph in Columbia in 1992.

10/21 17:49:37 ET

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