Match Review: Football |
Colombia, Mon – Cody Schrader ran for two touchdowns and Luther Burden III had two TD receptions as the Missouri Tigers (5-6) rolled to a 45-14 nonconference win over the New Mexico State Aggies (4-6) on a chilly Seniors night at Faurot Field.
The Tigers scored on five of their first six possessions and didn’t poke until just 2:35 was left in the game. After the clock struck zero, Mizzou’s 21 seniors – honored in a pregame ceremony – made their way up North End Hill, snagging their rocks from the Rock M in the grass and being smashed by their teammates in agreement with the Seniors carried from the field. night tradition.
quarterback Brady Cook completed 19 of 27 passes for 251 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for seven yards for 71 yards before giving way to backups in the fourth quarter SamHorn and Jack Abraham.
On New Mexico State’s first possession, Missouri stopped the Aggies with a fourth play and then marched 64 yards towards Paydirt, with Burden swinging 12 yards from Cook and hurdling a defender at the goal line to put the Tigers at 7 : 0 to lead . Along the way, Mizzou converted a 4th-and-5 with a 13-yard pass to Barret Banister and a third and five with a seven-yard pass too Tauskie Pigeon.
The next time the Tigers got the ball, they put together a 17-play, 81-yard drive that lasted 6:33 and culminated with a 1-yard Schrader TD run to the middle. For the game, Schrader rushed 18 times for 70 yards.
Redshirt freshman tight end Ryan Hörstkamp had a memorable first reception as a tiger at Mizzou’s next estate. He took a pass from Cook following a crossover pattern and used a block from Schrader to run 32 yards for a touchdown to increase MU’s lead to 21-0.
For the sixth time this season, the Tigers held their opponent to less than 120 yards total offense in the first half, with New Mexico State mustering just 112 yards before the break. New Mexico State joined Vanderbilt (120), Kentucky (119), South Carolina (104), Abilene Christian (51) and Florida (33) who had offensive problems against the Tigers in the first half.
Missouri opened the third quarter with a 69-yard drive that led to a 5-yard touchdown run from Schrader. On the drive, Bannister caught three passes for 37 yards. He finished the game with career-high receptions for the second straight week with seven receptions good for 91 yards.
After the Aggies scored to make it 28-7, Missouri put together a 70-yard drive that included a 32-yard pass from Cook to freshman running back Tavor Jones for his first professional reception. Four games later, Burden took a short pass from Cook and rushed 12 yards for his second result of the game.
beginning of the fourth quarter Daylan Carnell intercepted a pass from Diego Pavia down the middle and sprinted 40 yards for a touchdown to extend Missouri’s lead to 42-7. Two tracks later Jalani Williams made a diving interception — the first of his career — from backup QB Gavin Frakes at the New Mexico State 42-yard line.
True freshman Horn came on and led the Tigers past for a 43-yard field goal Harrison Mevis. After Horn struggled for a 10-yard gain, his first career pass appeared to be a 29-yard completion to Bannister to the two-yard line, but the game was nullified by a disallowed man downfield penalty on Mizzou .
Frakes hit a late TD on a 13-yard run for the Aggies after Jones fumbled at the MU 44-yard line.
The Tigers finished 443 yards ahead of the Aggies’ 259 and converted less than 10 of 16 times in third and fourth place.
The Tigers end the regular season with the Arkansas Razorbacks in the annual Battle Line Rivalry on Friday, November 25th. Game time at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field is 2:30 p.m. and the game will be televised on CBS.
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