Alexander helps Missouri beat Kansas State 38-12

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Danario Alexander caught 10 passes for 200 yards and three touchdowns in his second monster game in as many weeks and Missouri beat Kansas State 38-12 Saturday, putting a big dent in the Wildcats' hopes in the Big 12 North.

In his last two games, Alexander has 414 yards receiving. He hooked up with Blaine Gabbert on scoring plays of 54, 16 and 80 yards.

Gabbert was 20 for 27 for 298 yards and three TDs for the Tigers (6-4, 2-4 Big 12), who had lost 4 of 5 and dropped out of contention for their third straight North championship.

Kansas State (6-5, 4-3) started the day with a half-game lead over Nebraska in the North Division. The Huskers played later and will host the Wildcats on Saturday in what could be the division's decisive showdown.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.