Pinkel expects Washington to play against Kansas -

Pinkel expects Washington to play against Kansas



COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri coach Gary Pinkel says he's "very confident" that leading rusher Derrick Washington will play this week in the Tigers' regular-season finale against Kansas.

Washington has been cleared to practice by Missouri's training staff after suffering a mild concussion in the second quarter of Saturday's 34-24 win over Iowa State. The junior tailback said Monday he doesn't remember anything about how he was hurt.

Missouri (7-4, 3-4 Big 12) plays Kansas (5-6, 1-6) on Saturday afternoon at Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium.

Washington has made 25 straight starts for the Tigers. In 11 games this year he's rushed for 692 yards and eight touchdowns on 164 carries.

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