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11/17/2005 9:04 pm

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Saturday, 11/19/05 (my birthday)
Kickoff set for 1:10 pm in Manhattan, KS
Final Game for KSU's retiring Head Coach, Bill Snyder
Bowl-Eligible Tigers Close 2005 Regular Season At Kansas State
Missouri Tigers (6-4, 4-3) at Kansas State Wildcats (4-6, 1-6)

KICKOFF: 1:10 p.m. (central time).
STADIUM: KSU Stadium/Wagner Field (50,000). Artificial surface. Opened in 1968. MU leads there, 10-9-1, but has lost 7 straight there (last win in 1989).
SERIES: MU leads, 55-30-5 overall, but K-State has won 12 straight in the series. Mizzou's last win was in 1992, with its last win in Manhattan coming in 1989.
Mizzou: Gary Pinkel (Kent, '75), 28-29 at MU (5th year) and 101-66-3 overall (15th year). Pinkel is 0-4 versus Kansas State and Bill Snyder.
Kansas State: Bill Snyder (William Jewell, '62), 135-68-1) at KSU (17th year) and overall. Snyder is 13-3 versus Mizzou and 4-0 versus Gary Pinkel.

Mizzou is coming off a 31-16 win last Saturday against Baylor that gave the Tigers their 6th win of the year and made them bowl eligible for the 2nd time in the last three years under 5th-year Head Coach Gary Pinkel. Mizzou cruised to a 24-0 lead over the Bears, and withstood a late Baylor run (closing to 24-16 midway through the 4th quarter), before QB Brad Smith iced the game with his 2nd 56-yard TD run to clinch it.

Kansas State enters the game having lost 5 straight, since its last win on Oct. 8th at home against Kansas (12-3). The Wildcats are coming off a tough last-minute loss at Nebraska (27-25) last week that ended KSU's hopes for reaching a bowl game.

Missouri is looking for its 7th win of the 2005 regular season this Saturday when they play at Kansas State. If the Tigers get that win, they'll earn the distinction of being only the 4th Tiger team to notch at least 7 regular-season wins since 1983 (1997 [7], 1998 [7], 2003 [8]).

The task will be a tall one, however, as recent history has shown the Wildcats to have the upper hand in the series. Kansas State has won 12 straight over the Tigers, dating back to Mizzou's last win in 1992 (W, 27-14 in Columbia).

Kansas State has won the last 7 matchups with Mizzou in Manhattan, with MU's last win there coming back in 1989 (21-9) in what was the 1st season at the helm for K-State Head Coach Bill Snyder.

G O T I G E R S !


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