COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Blaine Gabbert accounted for three touchdown in a strong bounceback effort and No. 20 Missouri made just as many big plays on defense in a 38-28 victory over error-prone Kansas State in its home finale Saturday.
The Tigers (8-2, 4-2 Big 12) capitalized on three fumble recoveries, two of them huge swing plays, and scored 17 straight points to put away the Wildcats (6-3, 3-4).
Missouri finished 6-0 at home, beat Kansas State for the fifth straight time and won for the sixth straight time in the Tigers' home finale, recovering from consecutive losses to Nebraska and Texas Tech that derailed a 7-0 start.
Kansas State had four turnovers, one of them wasting an opportunity to tie it in the final minute of the half when quarterback Carson Coffman fumbled the center snap at the Missouri 1.
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