Cody Schrader had the second-most yards from scrimmage ever by a Missouri Tiger, and Missouri’s defense held a potent Tennessee offense to just 7 points on the day and no points in the second half as Missouri took another step toward a New Year 6 bowl game with a 36-7 victory over Tennessee at Faurot Field Saturday.
Schrader ran for 205 yards and had 133 receiving yards for the Tigers, who moved to 8-2 over and 4-2 in the SEC with the victory.
Missouri snapped a 4-game losing streak to Tennessee by scoring 33 unanswered points after the Vols took a 7-3 lead early in the second quarter. Missouri led 13-7 at halftime but then started their separation. A long pass play to Marquis Johnson and Cody Schrader run set up Brady Cook’s 3-yard TD early in the 3rd for a 19-7 lead. The Tigers then added another stop and field goal for a 22-7 lead. A Brady Cook to Luther Burden pass gave Missouri their next score.
Brady Cook went 18-24 on the day for 275 yards with 1 TD and an interception.
Missouri possessed the ball 40 minutes in the win.
Missouri hosts Florida next Saturday evening at 6:30pm.