The defense dealt with a rushing quarterback in Collin Klein and a passing threat in Carson Coffman.
The Tigers ended their two-week slide after winning against Kansas State.
With successful running plays and a much-improved passing game, Missouri seemed more synchronized as a team Saturday in its 38-28 win over Kansas State.
MU defensive end Aldon Smith's forced fumble in the third quarter led to a touchdown and provided the spark the Missouri football team needed to get past Kansas State.
It wasn't really a goodbye; the Tigers still have three more games to play. But coach Gary Pinkel and the seniors on the Missouri football team had a difficult time controlling their emotions before Saturday's game — the last game at Faurot Field for the team's seniors.
Missouri football's Senior Day game ended with a victory over the Wildcats. The 38-28 victory brings Missouri's record to 8-2 and 4-2 in conference play.
Tigers quarterback Blaine Gabbert went 17-for-25 for 208 yards passing in a game in which six receivers recorded catches and eight players ran the ball for 232 yards.
Kansas State is one of only two Big 12 teams, the other being Nebraska, that has gained more yards rushing than throwing this season.
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With the Missouri football team's defense hit hard by injuries, sophomore linebacker Zaviar Gooden has been learning on the fly. But you can't tell by watching him play.
A seemingly unending string of injuries has cast a shadow on a season in which the Tigers have emerged as one of the top defenses in the Big 12 Conference.
Missouri sophomore wide receiver T.J. Moe says Tigers quarterback Blaine Gabbert isn't the one to blame for the team's struggles passing the ball Saturday in its loss at Texas Tech.
Gary Pinkel tried to address the team's struggles, particularly with passing, during his weekly press conference but doesn't plan on changing the way he operates.
The Red Raiders' come-from-behind victory over the Tigers may not have made the season, but it is a step in the right direction for first-year coach Tommy Tuberville and Texas Tech.
The Tigers rushed the ball successfully, but were unable to do the same passing the football.
The Tigers are No. 20 in The Associated Press and USA Today Coaches' polls.
Many of his throws seemed impressive as they left his hands — until they landed yards in front of the intended receiver.
Texas Tech quarterback Taylor Potts came in off the bench to lead the Red Raiders to 21 unanswered points and a 24-17 upset victory over No. 14 Missouri.
Missouri lost to Texas Tech 24-17.
Missouri running back Kendial Lawrence's 71-yard touchdown run early in Saturday's game at Texas Tech was the longest of his career and a thrill for his mother to see in person.