1:11 4th Quarter
Carson Coffman connected with Aubrey Quarles for a 26-yard touchdown pass to Aubrey Quarles to make the score 38-28. But K-State was unable to find the end zone on the two-point conversion.
6:55 4th Quarter
Collin Klein just hit Adrian Hilburn for a 35-yard touchdown and Daniel Thomas ran in a two-point conversion to pull K-State to within 16 points of Missouri. The Tigers lead 38-22.
14:25 4th Quarter
Blaine Gabbert just found T.J. Moe for another touchdown. Missouri has stretched its lead to 38-14.
2:57 3rd Quarter
Feeling desperate to move the ball, K-State just tried to run the ol’ fumblerooski play. It didn’t go well. The Wildcats fumbled the ball yet again and the Tigers recovered. Missouri kicked a field goal and now leads 31-14.
5:34 3rd Quarter
Carson Coffman’s first fumble prevented K-State from tying the game just before halftime. His second dropped the Wildcats two touchdowns behind.
Coffman was blindsided while trying to throw the ball near midfield and Jacquies Smith picked up the loose ball and ran it in for a 53-yard touchdown.
7:51 3rd Quarter
We’ve gone from watching a shootout to a defensive battle. So far in the second half both teams have combined for three punts, an interception and no points.
Just when it looked like Kansas State was going to tie things up at halftime, Carson Coffman couldn’t hang onto the snap and fumbled the ball at the one-yard line.
That’s a killer. The Wildcats will get the ball to open the second half, still seeking to tie the game.
4:12 2nd Quarter
Not much defense being played here today. Missouri wide receiver Jerrell Jackson just strolled into the end zone on a nine-yard run. Well, run might be hyperbole. It was more like a jog.
7:30 2nd Quarter
Put yourself in Bill Snyder’s shoes. Your team faces a third-and-long deep in its own territory and you trail 14-7. You really need to move the chains. What play do you call?
The quarterback draw of course! Collin Klein ran for 36 yards to keep the drive alive, then Daniel Thomas broke off a 36 yard run and scored shortly after.
11:44 2nd Quarter
The middle of the field opened up on a passing play and Blaine Gabbert took advantage. The quarterback saw all kinds of space and ran 33 yards into the end zone to give Missouri a 14-7 lead.
14:21 2nd Quarter
With Collin Klein in the game, K-State ran on five straight plays and moved the ball 41 yards for a touchdown. Daniel Thomas capped off the quick drive with a one-yard scoring run.
15:00 2nd Quarter
Ty Zimmerman made an amazing catch on a punt to pin Missouri at the one-yard line. Then Collin Klein came into the game at quarterback and led K-State 35 yards up field on three straight running plays.
It may be a while before Coffman returns if Klein keeps running effectively like that.
5:53 1st Quarter
Blaine Gabbert found a wide open T.J. Moe across the middle for a 25-yard touchdown strike to put the Tigers ahead 7-0. It will be interesting to see how the Wildcats respond without William Powell to return the next kickoff.
9:23 1st Quarter
On defense K-State has used Emmanuel Lamur, Tysyn Hartman and Ty Zimmerman at the same time. Initially it has produced results. Missouri drove into K-State territory and turned the ball over on downs on its first possession.
Carson Coffman started at quarterback on the Wildcats’ opening drive but couldn’t get anything going. K-State went three-and-out and punted.
We’re coming to you live from Faurot Field in Columbia, MO.
This should be the first game of the season played in true football weather. It’s 40 degrees and overcast. Lots of fans were carrying blankets on their way into the stadium.
In personnel news, Missouri will be without starting linebacker Will Ebner. On the K-State side, neither William Powell or Alex Hrebec are expected to play. We will have to wait until the first snap to see who plays quarterback.