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Mizzou upsets No. 15 Kansas State 30-27 to remain undefeated


Mizzou rallied late to upset No. 15 Kansas State 30-27 at Faurot Field. The game was played in front of Memorial Stadium's first sellout crowd since 2019 with an estimated 62,621 fans attending.

You can watch extended highlights of MU's upset in the video player below.

Entering this contest, both Kansas State and Missouri were undefeated.

You can watch the full postgame press conference with Mizzou football coach Eli Drinkwitz in the video player below.

The Tigers and the Wildcats traded touchdown drives to start the game. Kansas State capped off an 11-play, 75-yard drive with a short touchdown pass from Will Howard to Phillip Brooks to put the Wildcats on the scoreboard first. Brady Cook quickly responded for Mizzou, finding Luther Burden downfield for a 47-yard touchdown catch to tie the game at 7-7 in the first quarter.

On the following Kansas State possession, Kris Abrams-Draine forced an interception at midfield to put the Tigers in Wildcat territory. However, Mizzou settled for a 30-yard field goal by Harrison Mevis after the drive stalled to put the Tigers in front 10-7.

Kansas State retook the lead in the second quarter. On their fourth drive of the game, Howard tossed his second touchdown pass of the game, connecting with Ben Sinnott for a three-yard score. That touchdown connection gave the Wildcats a 14-10 lead.

However, the Tigers did retake the lead before halftime. Cook finished off a 75-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown run on fourth down to give Mizzou a 17-14 lead.

Mizzou finished the first half with 218 total yards of offense, which was 19 yards more than the visitors.

In the third quarter, Kansas State held Mizzou scoreless and took the lead after scoring 10 unanswered points. The Wildcats tied the game on a 46-yard field goal by Chris Tennant and grabbed the lead on another three-yard touchdown connection from Howard to Sinnott. The Wildcats led 24-17 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Tigers responded with 10 unanswered points of their own in the final quarter of play. First, Mevis drilled a 25-yard field goal to pull the Tigers within four points of the lead. Then, Cook found Burden downfield again, connecting for a 26-yard touchdown to put Mizzou back in front 27-24.

Kansas State answered with another field goal by Tennant to tie the game at 27-27 with just over five minutes left in regulation.

However, Mizzou got the ball in field goal range on its final drive of the game, and Mevis hit a 61-yard field goal to seal the upset victory.

You can watch the full postgame press conference with Mevis in the video player below.

Cook finished the game with 356 passing yards and three total touchdowns. Burden also finished with a team-high 114 receiving yards on seven receptions and two touchdowns.

You can watch the full postgame press conferences with Cook and other players in the video players below.

Up next - Mizzou will travel to the Dome at America's Center in St. Louis to battle Memphis on Saturday, Sept. 23. The game is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m

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