Football goes home against Abilene Christian on Saturday

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COLUMBIA, MO- University of Missouri football will host the second of its third opponents for the first time this season at Abilene Christian University on Saturday, September 17 at Faurot Field. The game will begin at 11:00 a.m. CT and will air on SEC Network+ and Tiger Radio Network.

Mizzou (1-1) and ACU (2-0) meet at Family Weekend in Colombia with a full slate of events listed online.

MISSOURI TIGERS
The Head Coach:
Eliah Drinkwitz (3rd)

Career record/Mizzou: 24-14 (3rd) • 12-13

ABILENE CHRISTIAN WILDCATS
The Head Coach:
Keith Patterson (1st)

Professional/school record: 2-0 (1st) • 2-0

GAME INFORMATION
Ease:
Memorial Stadium / Faurot Ground (50,000)

TV: SEC+ Network (Courtney Lyle-pxp, Dave Steckel-ana,)

On line: WatchESPN.com/ESPN App (HOW TO WATCH)

Live statistics: StatBroadcast.com

Radio: Tiger Radio Network: 1580 AM / 105.1 FM / XM 192
• Mike Kelly-pxp, Howard Richards-ana, Chris Gervino-sl

LAST OUTING: MIZZOU
Deuce Vaughn rushed 24 times for 145 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Kansas State Wildcats to a 40-12 win over the Missouri Tigers at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Missouri seemed to gain momentum in the third quarter, forcing Kansas State to three straight three-and-three possessions. But trying to mount a comeback, Missouri quarterbacks Brady Cook and Jacques Abraham each threw two interceptions that ended four straight Tiger drives and resulted in 13 KSU points and turned a 20-6 game into a 33-6 Wildcat lead. The Wildcats scored 20 straight points in the first half after Mizzou took a 3-0 lead on a 49-yard field goal by Harrison Mevis on the first drive of the game. KSU had rushing touchdowns and a 76-yard punt return score from Phillip Brooks to lead 20-3 at halftime. Kansas State edged Mizzou, 336-222, with 235 of those yards rushing and 223 yards of his total offense in the first and fourth quarters. Cook completed 15 of 27 passes with two interceptions for 128 yards and was the Tigers’ leading rusher with 13 carries for 56 yards.

LAST OUT: ABILENE CHRISTIAN
The ACU defense held Prairie View A&M scoreless in the second half and the offense responded with two touchdowns as the Wildcats rallied for a 21-13 win over the Panthers. The ACU trailed 13-7 at halftime, but the Wildcats defense turned the game around in the second half, forcing four punts, regaining the ball once on the downs and ending the game with a save near midfield on the final play of the game. Prairie View’s four punts in the second half came at the end of three offensive drives. As the ACU defense put the Panthers in a pinch, the ACU offense was able to pull itself out of a hole caused by an up-and-down play in the first half. Quarterback Maverick McIvor threw three interceptions in the first half but rallied to lead two goals in the fourth quarter and lead the ACU to the comeback victory. After completing 11 of 19 passes for 151 yards, a touchdown and those three interceptions in the first half, McIvor finished the game 20 of 34 for 225 yards, two touchdowns through the air, the game-clinching two-yard touchdown.

FIRST RAMP DOWN
• Sixth-year catcher Barrett Ramp played in 46 career games and had more than 27 receptions in three consecutive seasons. He’s had catches in five straight games, dating back to Florida in 2021, and three in each of the first two games of 2022.
• Banister’s three receptions in Game 1 made him the third Tiger in history with one reception in five seasons, joining Lamont Downer (1974-78) and George Shorthose (1980-84).
• He is one catch away from 100 career catches, which would make him the 25th Tiger in history to accomplish the feat. He has 873 career receiving yards. He would be the 43rd player in United history to reach 1,000 yards.
• A 2021 Spring Honors graduate, Banister is a 2022 AFCA Good Works Team nominee and was nominated for the 2021 Burlsworth Trophy. He is Mizzou’s nominee for the NFF Campbell Trophy, Wuerffel Trophy and the AFCA Good Works team. He is a four-time SEC Honor Roll member and was selected in 2021 by CoSIDA Academic All-District.

THE THICKER KICK
Harrison Mevis, a preseason first-team All-SEC selection by the coaches, is entering his third season as the nation’s top kicker. He’s 3 for 3 this season, including marks of 49 and 44 yards at Kansas State.
• He is one of two Tigers in program history to have six or more kicks from over 50 yards, joining Tom Whelihan (6, 1984-87).
• His 19 shots from at least 30 yards last year are the most scored by a return kicker, as are the 14 of those from at least 40 yards.
• In 2021, Mevis went 23 for 25, good for a 92% field goal percentage. He totaled 109 points a year ago, taking ninth possession on Mizzou’s all-time scoring list in a single season.
• A two-time Lou Groza Award finalist, named to the 2022 Pre-Season All-America Teams by The Associated Press, The Athletic, Phil Steele, Action Network and Pro Football Network.

COOK RECEIVES THE CALL
• On August 9, the head coach Eliah Drinkwitz appointed Brady Cook the starting quarterback for the Tigers’ season opener.
• Against LA Tech, Cook finished 18 of 27 for 195 yards and one interception. He also had 61 yards on seven carries, including a 20-yard touchdown run.
• The St. Louis native threw 89 pass attempts before throwing his first career interception, ranking third in Mizzou history, and just six behind Brad Smith (95).
• He got his first career start in the 2021 Armed Forces Bowl against Army West Point, completing 27 of 34 passes for 238 yards and a score. He also rushed for a career-high 53 yards and a touchdown against the Black Knights.
• Also in 2021, he was a perfect 5 of 5 for 29 yards with a passing touchdown against Southeast Missouri State. Cook finished the season 47 of 59 for 350 yards and two scores while rushing for 92 yards and a score. • As a true freshman in 2020, played in three games, completing 6 of 7 passes for 72 yards. His first career touchdown came on a 25-yard pass in Mizzou’s 41-0 win over Vanderbilt in 2020.

Cody is home
Cody Schrader lives the story of the Tiger. A transfer from Division II Truman State and a native of St. Louis, he joined the Missouri program in January 2022.
• Schrader got his first DI start on September 1, making the most of his opportunity with a five-yard touchdown to open the second quarter.
• His second touchdown at Mizzou came on a one-yard run in the final minute of the K-State game.
• In 2021, Schrader led all of Division II with 2,074 rushing yards on 300 carries and 24 touchdowns. He played 29 career games.

THE ROCK
• Nine Tigers have recorded runs against the Bulldogs, marking the first time they have accomplished the feat since beating Iowa State on October 15, 2011.
• Of the nine, five rushed for the scores (Nathaniel Peat, Cody Schrader, Brady Cook, The Burden of Luther III, BJ Harris). Peat led the team in total yards with 72 while Schrader was the rushing leader with 17. Peat, Schrader, and Cook all totaled over 60 rushing yards.
• Peat and Schrader had their first touchdowns as Tigers while Burden III and Harris each had their first collegiate scores.
• United have accumulated their most rushing yards in a game (323) since a victory against Tennessee on November 11, 2017 (433 yards).

MAKE YOUR CHOICE
• The Tiger defense picked up three first-half picks against Louisiana Tech, the first time that feat has been accomplished since the 1982 season opener against Colorado State. The most recent game with three overall picks for the Tigers is West Virginia in 2019.
• Junior defensive back Jaylon Carlies notched his fifth career interception in the first practice of the game.
• In his first game at Columbia, Joseph Charleston – a transfer from Clemson – returned a 29-yard interception home, the first pick of his career. He’s the only SEC defender to return an interception for a score in the first two weeks of play.
• Transfer to Florida Ty’Ron Hopper also notched the first interception of his career in his first black and gold game.
• Of six different players, the Mizzou secondary has picked up an interception in nine of 13 games played in 2021. Carlies led the way with four interceptions while Kris Abrams-Draine had three.

VENTILATE
• Against Louisiana Tech, nine Tigers caught 20 receptions, including a touchdown The Burden of Luther III. Six of the nine had multiple captures.
• 16 receivers had 302 receptions while 10 Tigers had 19 receptions for touchdowns a year ago. Five Tigers had multiple TD receptions.
mookie cooper was the 10th Tiger to earn a touchdown reception in 2021 with his 60-yard bomb against South Carolina. The 10 players with a TD grab are the most by the Tigers since 2016.

LB III
• The first true first-year starter on offense in the season opener since Evan Boehm (2012), wide receiver The Burden of Luther III earned his first collegiate score on a five-yard reception after missing a pair of defenders and splitting another pair.
• He scored a second score early in the third quarter, this time a one-yard run from a direct slam. He’s the only SEC freshman with two scores in the first two weeks of play.
• He is one of five all-time Tigers to score twice in their college debut (Jeremy Maclin, 2007; Devin West, 1995; Tracey Mack, 1980; Johnny Roland, 1962).
• On the ground, he had three carries for 26 yards and a long score of 17. He had three receptions for 17 yards – including 21 yards after receiving – with a touchdown and a long 16.

DUAL DUTY
• Graduate kicker Sean Koetting now handles full-time punting duties for the Tigers, in addition to kickoffs.
• He had four punts for 184 yards and a 46.0 ypp average with a long 57 and one inside 20 in Game 1.
• He also had nine kickoffs for 555 yards, averaging 61.7 ypk with eight touchdowns.


2022 FOOTBALL TICKETS
Season, single game and group tickets are available for the 2022 football season at Faurot Field by calling 1-800-CAT-PAWS or visiting the online football tickets page.

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