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Live Game Thread: Tigers vs. Wildcats

Mizzou will look to build upon its week one victory, facing Deuce Vaughn and Kansas State in the Little Apple.

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Missouri 12 | Kansas State 40


First Quarter Notes

  • Kansas State won the toss and deferred. Mizzou and Brady Cook will start on offense.
  • Cody Schrader receives the start once again this week against the Wildcats, but it’s Brady Cook making an impact in the running game. He has three rushes for 22 yards within the Tigers’ first five plays.
  • K-State nose guard Eli Huggins jumps offside, keeping Missouri’s drive alive on fourth down. The Tigers only gain eight more yards before Harrison Mevis knocks down a 49-yard field goal to make it 3-0.
  • Deuce Vaughn rushes it in from one-yard out after an 11-play drive that featured two completions of over 15 yards to give the Wildcats a 7-3 lead. That’s nine consecutive games with a touchdown for Vaughn.
  • Kansas State converted on both of its third downs and Adrian Martinez completed three of his four pass while utilizing speed to advance the ball on that first drive.
  • Mizzou responds with a quick three-and-out, losing eight yards. Burden dropped his first target of the day and K-State will begin its drive at the Tigers’ 49-yard line after a punt.
  • Vaughn caps the first quarter with rushes of 11 and 7 yards, respectively. The Mizzou interior defense is still looking for ways to contain him.
  • K-State is 2-3 on third downs and 1-1 on fourth downs. They also controlled possession throughout the first quarter and are averaging 5.8 yards per play.
  • Through one quarter, Brady Cook is 3-5 with -2 yards on offense. The Tigers will need to start opening up the passing game.

Second Quarter Notes

  • Adrain Martinez breaks free for a 16-yard touchdown run, extending the K-State lead to 14-3. The Wildcats have 66 rushing yards and 58 passing yards in just two drives.
  • Mizzou goes three-and-out for the second consecutive drive as Cook’s two four-yard rushes are the only offense. Koetting bounces back with a 46-yard punt to pin K-State at its own 27-yard line.
  • The Wildcats had a third down conversion wiped out by a holding penalty and then Mizzou forced the first Kansas State punt of the day. The Tigers will start on their own 22-yard line, looking to piece together a drive longer than three plays.
  • Lightning has been detected, bringing a weather delay. It will be at least 30 minutes and it’ll give the Tigers an opportunity to reset. 3rd and 13 for Mizzou when we return.
  • Play is set to begin again at 1:10 P.M. Another lightning strike would place that time in doubt, but the plan is to start then and give a full length halftime as well.
  • We’re back for some afternoon football!
  • Brady Cook scrambles on a 3rd & 13 before Mizzou punts, but K-State returner Phillip Brooks takes it all the way back for a 76-yard punt return touchdown. Isaiah McGuire tips the extra point, so 20-3 Wildcats.
  • Mizzou receives a lucky break as a would-be interception is deflected into Dove’s hands for a 19-yard competition. The ensuing plays result in a total of four yards and a punt, so it’ll be K-State ball at its own 11-yard line.
  • K-State goes three-and-out, but a Wildcat bounce puts the ball at the Mizzou 29-yard line. The Tigers have no timeouts.
  • Cook finds Lovett for an 18-yard completion to close the half, but Mizzou fails to score.
  • Cook is 10-14 with 60 yards passing and 41 rushing yards, but he walked off the field a little gingerly into the locker room. The Tigers are 2-9 on third down and have yet to jumpstart the deep passing game.
  • K-State’s combination of Adrian Martinez and Deuce Vaughn have accounted for 84 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The Wildcats are finding success on special teams as well with a punt return touchdown and two strong punts by Ty Zentner.

Third Quarter Notes

  • A pass interference call wipes away a K-State first down and Mizzou will take over at the 19-yard line following a punt and Wildcats’ personal foul.
  • Cook overthrows Burden, but responds with a 39-yard completion to Lovett on the outside. Two incompletions near the goal line follow, and offensive lineman Xaiver Delgado is injured before a 4th & 11 for the Tigers.
  • Mevis connects on his second field goal of the game, this time a 44-yarder. The Tigers cut the deficit to 14 points.
  • The Mizzou defense forces its third consecutive three-and-out. The Tigers will take over at their one-yard line after a booming punt and a penalty. Mizzou must go 99-yards to have a chance at making this a one score game.
  • Cook looks deep, but is picked off on an under thrown ball to Lovett by Kobe Savage. The Wildcats are within striking distance at the 33-yard line.
  • Chris Tennant makes a 35-yard field goal, extending the K-State lead to 17 points.
  • Xaiver Delgado checks back in, but Brady Cook takes a hard hit and will be replaced by Jack Abraham.
  • Cook returns on the following play, and immediately throws an interception at the line of scrimmage. This one to Daniel Green, who just snagged it at the line. K-State ball at the Mizzou 37.
  • Tennant misses his 31-yard field goal attempt, giving Mizzou a little momentum. The Tigers have held up well defensively after a rough start.
  • Abraham replaces Cook at quarterback to begin the following drive. His drive ends in an interception as well. The Tigers have thrown interceptions on three consecutive drives. Nick Allen grabbed this one and Mizzou’s offense looks in disarray.
  • Tennant connects from 37 yards to make it 26-6 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Mizzou’s QBs have thrown interceptions on three of their last four passes, but the third quarter does come to a close. Abraham is in at QB and the defense has looked reformed in the second half, despite having to deal with poor field position.

Fourth Quarter Notes

  • New quarter, but the same story. Abraham throws another interception as an under thrown pass is picked by Cincere Mason. Four of the last five Mizzou passes have been intercepted.
  • Vaughn finds his groove and breaks away a 29-yard run before flying up the middle for a 24-yard touchdown. It’s his second of the game and he has 121 yards on 19 attempts.
  • Mizzou, with Brady Cook taking snaps again, fails to advance down the field and punts. K-State will take over at its own 37-yard line.
  • Deuce Vaughn looks like he will check out of today’s game. Stat Line: 24 carries, 145 yards and two touchdowns.
  • DJ Giddens rushes up the middle for a 28-yard touchdown and the PAT is good.
  • After an inefficient drive on offense, Koetting boots his longest punt of the day.
  • K-State’s Anthony Frias II fumbles and Mizzou recovers with strong field position. It’ll give the Tigers an opportunity to score their first touchdown.
  • Schrader scores Mizzou’s first touchdown of the game on the game’s final play. The Tigers were gifted a final play after a roughing the passer call granted them one extra play.
  • Missouri will look at this game as a learning opportunity. The Tigers’ quarterbacks combined for 15-31 and 128 yards. On the rushing side, Mizzou only had 94 yards while Kansas State exploded for 235.
  • Mizzou drops to 1-1 while Kansas State improves to 2-0.

Pregame Updates

Game Info

TIME: 11:00 a.m. CT; weather pushed it back to “around” 11:15 a.m. CT

DATE: Saturday, September 10th, 2022

LOCATION: Bill Snyder Family Stadium; Manhattan, KS.

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Missouri-Kansas State Football: Betting odds, predictions

As of 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Missouri is a 7.5-point underdog to Kansas State, according to DraftKing’s Sportsbook. The total points (over/under) is 52.5.

Fan Questions:

  1. Who will lead the Tigers in rushing?
  2. Who will score the first Mizzou touchdown?
  3. How many turnovers will Mizzou force today?
  4. Who will step up on defense against Deuce Vaughn?
  5. How many catches and yards will Luther Burden have?
  6. Predict Brady Cook’s stat line.
  7. Will Harrison Mevis hit a 50+ yard field goal?

Last... Give us your score predictions, and MVP for the game in the comments below!