A massive day on the ground for Cody Schrader leads to No. 20 Mizzou over South Carolina 34-12, keeping the Mayor’s Cup trophy given to the winner of the matchup between the schools in cities named Columbia.
Schrader ran for 159 yards and two touchdowns on the afternoon, helping Mizzou improve to 7-1 (3-1 SEC) on the season, with a massive game against No. 1 ranked Georgia on the horizon.
After South Carolina (2-5, 1-4) cut it to 24-12 with 10:31 left on Jeter’s field goal, Schrader sealed it with an 11-yard touchdown run with 2:46 to go.
“That’s something that we’ve definitely got to go back and correct and get that fixed.” Schrader said about closing out games. “I know this offense will because by our standards that’s not good enough. We need to continually just score and put teams away early when we have such a lead and our defensive is playing so well.”
Brady Cook completed 14 of 24 passes for 198 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score, and Luther Burden III caught four passes for 90 yards and a TD.
The Tigers did not allow a touchdown for the first time since beating Vanderbilt 41-0 on Nov. 28, 2020. Missouri also dominated on defense, stopping South Carolina on 10 of 13 third down conversions in addition to sacking Spencer Rattler six times.