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Saturday, October 15, 2011
Tigers out of their funk at home against ISU

By David Ubben

Missouri entered today's game against Iowa State as one of just two teams under .500 and losers of three of its past four games.

The Tigers needed a win.

Iowa State hasn't stopped them.

The Tigers lead, 31-10, at halftime. That's made even more impressive considering the Tigers are losing the turnover battle, 3-2, and one of those went for a 78-yard touchdown from A.J. Klein off an interception of Tigers quarterback James Franklin.

Franklin is 11-of-16 for 181 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions.

The Tigers led 28-3 early in the second quarter and have held up despite the turnovers.

At home, with bowl eligibility looking like no guarantee for either team, Missouri has answered the call.

Additionally, tight end Michael Egnew is continuing his two game tear. After catching just eight passes in the first four games, he had eight for 73 yards last week.

Today, he's already got four catches for 66 yards and a 39-yard touchdown.

Egnew, along with the defense which has allowed just 117 total yards, is giving the Tigers what they needed.