Cody Schrader. That is all.
Okay, not really. But it might as well should be.
205 yards rushing on 35 carries and a touchdown. Five catches out of the backfield for 116 yards. One of five players during the 21st century of college football to rush for 200+ and catch 100+ in the same game.
It’s performances like these that make it clear that Schrader should be in the All-SEC conversation when it’s all said and done. Schrader has now opened up a massive lead on the SEC rushing leaderboard with almost 200 yards ahead of Ray Davis from Kentucky.
And that’s just the beginning to talk about how dominant Mizzou was over Tennessee on Saturday afternoon.
Defensively, Mizzou played excellent as well. Tennessee, one of the best rushing teams in college football, only mustered 83 yards total on 3.6 YPC. Joe Milton didn’t accomplish much through the air either.
As far as Brady Cook goes, what else can be said? After two lackluster weeks in a row, Cook bounced back big time, going 17/22 for 237 yards and a touchdown, plus 55 yards rushing and another touchdown.
The biggest takeaway from this game: Mizzou still has a legitimate shot for a New Year’s Six Bowl game. Tennessee was no slouch, entering 7-2. Mizzou is now 8-2, and they’ve already endured games against Georgia and LSU, so the toughest part is out of the way.
Things are looking great for the Tigers from Faurot Field.
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