Missouri senior defensive end Brian Smith – the school’s career sack leader – is most likely done for the season after breaking his hip against Kansas State. Smith will almost surely end his college career just three sacks short of the Big 12 Conference record of 34 career sacks set by Aaron Hunt of Texas Tech.
Smith is expected to be on crutches for eight weeks, but will not undergo surgery. The Tigers reserve hope that Smith will be able to return for a bowl game. Xzavie Jackson moved from one defensive end to the other side, while Stryker Sulak replaced Jackson at his normal position.
Mizzou beat Kansas State 41-21 Saturday, breaking a 13-game losing streak to the Wildcats. The Tigers continue their season this weekend against Oklahoma.