Missouri (4-1) vs. No. 16 Oklahoma State (4-1), Saturday, 9:15 p.m. (ESPN2)
Line: Oklahoma State by 7.
Series Record: Missouri leads 28-21.
Last meeting: 2008, Oklahoma State 28-23.
What's at Stake
Missouri seeks revenge from last year's upset loss to the Cowboys and tries to avoid an 0-2 start in Big 12 play. Oklahoma State tries to win its second straight game since All-America receiver Dez Bryant was declared ineligible.
Oklahoma State RB Keith Toston vs. Missouri LB Sean Weatherspoon. With Bryant and starting TB Kendall Hunter (ankle) out last week, Toston ran for 130 yards and led OSU with 74 receiving yards last week. Weatherspoon leads a Mizzou defense that allows 128 yards rushing per game.
Players to Watch
Missouri: QB Blaine Gabbert. The sophomore tries to bounce back from the worst start of his young career in which he threw his first two interceptions on back-to-back passes in the fourth quarter against Nebraska and threw for only 134 yards and no touchdowns.
Oklahoma State: DE Richetti Jones. A touted recruit who had been slowed by a broken hip, Jones is now the Cowboys' sacks leader with 2 1/2 -- including 1 1/2 last week as OSU had four against Texas A&M.
Facts & Figures
Missouri has won its last four games in Stillwater, with its last loss coming in 1992. ... The road team has won the last four games in the series. ... Oklahoma State has allowed only two sacks, tied with Iowa State for the fewest among Bowl Subdivision teams.... The Cowboys average 10 penalties per game, second-most in the nation. ... The Tigers will be without reserve LB Will Ebner, who had surgery to repair a torn meniscus.
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