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Unbeaten no more, Missouri starts over against Kansas State

Oct 17, 2006 - 7:04 PM Kansas St (4-3) at No. 24 Missouri (6-1), 2:00 pm EDT

COLUMBIA, Missouri (Ticker) - After losing for the first time this season last week, Missouri should have no trouble getting up for Kansas State.

The 24th-ranked Tigers host the Wildcats in a matchup of Big 12 North Division foes on Saturday.

Missouri committed three turnovers and had the ball for only 18 1/2 minutes in a 25-19 loss at Texas A&M last Saturday. The Tigers (6-1, 2-1 Big 12 North) had gone to College Station in search of their first 7-0 start in 46 years.

Chase Daniel completed 21-of-29 attempts for 195 yards and a touchdown and Will Franklin had four receptions for 119 yards for Missouri, which lost a TD in the first quarter that proved costly.

On the game's third play, Daniel found Franklin for an apparent 65-yard score. But as Franklin approached the goal line, Aggies freshman cornerback Jordan Peterson caught up and knocked the ball out the back of the end zone for a touchback.

Missouri likely will not be sulking over the loss to A&M. Instead, it should be motivated by having lost 13 straight games to Kansas State, including a 36-28 setback last season that kept the Tigers from winning the North title and advancing to the conference title game.

Under first-year coach Ron Prince, the Wildcats (4-3, 1-2 North) got off to a 3-0 start but have dropped three of their last four.

Playing a ranked opponent for the third time in four weeks, Kansas State is coming off a 21-3 home loss to No. 17 Nebraska. The Wildcats also have lost at home to sixth-ranked Louisville, 24-6.

Despite Kansas State's recent domination, Missouri leads the series, 55-31-5.

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