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POSTGAME – Mizzou 34, Iowa State 24

November 21, 2009

By Craig Thomas

For a team that struggled mightily at home this year, the Missouri Tigers (7-4) found a solution Saturday afternoon and beat Iowa State 34-24 on Senior Day. True to form, though, the Tigers had lapses. They trailed at halftime by a touchdown and were tied in the fourth quarter before putting the Cyclones (6-5) away for good.

Some notes from the game:

– With the win, Missouri’s senior class ties last year’s seniors as the winningest group in school history. If MU beats KU next week, the 2009 class will stand alone on top in that category. Coach Gary Pinkel said that sets the bar higher for future Missouri classes.

– Danario Alexander broke Jeremy Maclin’s single-season receiving record today. Alexander totaled 173 yards this afternoon.

– Derrick Washington has a concussion. His playing status for the Kansas game has not been determined. Pinkel said DWash could read how many fingers he was holding up. Pinkel was not sure when exactly the injury occurred.

– Andrew Gachkar led the team with 10 tackles. Sean Weatherspoon had eight, Kevin Rutland had seven and Carl Gettis made six.

– Missouri avoided turning the ball over for the third straight game.

– The announced attendance was 55,573. The average for the year at Faurot Field was 64,120.

More on the game can be found at ColumbiaMissourian.com now.

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