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Productive ends key to Missouri defense

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By Bryce Moore By Bryce Moore

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri has a pair of defensive ends with much more in common than the last name.  

Aldon Smith and Jacquies Smith are not related, one from Missouri and the other from Texas. They both played tight end in high school, harboring thoughts of making big plays on offense, too.  

They've made a big difference on a defense that allows a Big 12-best 17.8 points per game for the 15th-ranked Tigers.  

The Smiths made a nice tag team in last week's 38-28 victory over Kansas State. Aldon Smith delivered a bone-crunching, blind-side hit on quarterback Carson Coffman for a sack and forced fumble, and Jacquies Smith scooped up the ball on a 53-yard scoring return.  

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