Mizzou 14 | Texas A&M 35
First Quarter Notes
- Texas A&M wins the toss and defers to the second half.
- Promising opening drive from Mizzou gets stalled by an illegal shift, and Bazelak proceeds to throw an interception off of an overthrow.
- Zach Calzada went through his progressions on a 3rd and goal to give the Aggies an early 7-0 lead.
- The Tigers go 3-and-out on their next drive, were tempted to go for it on 4th and 1 but a false start shut down any notion of that.
- Isaiah Spiller has two long runs in which he was untouched at the line of scrimmage to extend the lead to 14-0.
- Ground game is really struggling for the Tigers thus far, that vaunted Aggie D-line is winning with ease.
- Pass interference extended the next TAMU drive on 3rd down, and the Aggies would just pound the ball down the field to capitalize and extend the lead.
- Michael Cox had the most positive offensive play for the Tigers up to this point, running for a 22-yard gain from the goal line. However, right after, Bazelak threw another interception to give the ball back to A&M in Mizzou territory.
- Run game was nonexistent, and without anything to lean on, Bazelak looked clearly rattled. Combine that with no separation from receivers and a run defense that was not even getting a hand on Spiller or Achane, and the score at the end of one makes sense.
Second Quarter Notes
- Chris Turner down on the field for a while after his leg was rolled up on.
- Seth Small misses a 54-yard field goal to give the Missouri defense their first stop of the day.
- Another penalty, this time a holding call, halts a promising Missouri drive.
- A clutch 3rd down conversion to JJ Hester and a pass interference call allowed Tyler Badie to finally find a lane and score on the next Tiger drive.
- Penalties, penalties, penalties. Mizzou continues to bail Texas A&M out in key moments.
- Calzada throws a nice ball in the red zone to bring the lead back to 21.
- Bazelak appears to be hobbling after being dragged down on a 3rd down play.
- A Jaylon Carlies interception gives Missouri a chance to score late in the half. Tigers instead opt to let the clock run out, and receive plenty of boos for doing so while leaving the field.
- Same old, same old. Bazelak looks uncomfortable, and the run defense is being diced up. To make matters worse, other than his touchdown run, Tyler Badie has not had a run of over five yards.
3rd Quarter Notes
- Mizzou gets a much-needed stop coming out of the halftime break.
- Offense responds in suit, with Bazelak getting into a rhythm and Badie finding some holes. Dominic Lovett took an end-around into the end zone to cut the Aggie lead to 14.
- Tigers had a chance to get a key stop on 2nd and 27, but a holding and a breakdown in coverage extended the drive. Devon Achane would punch it in for the Aggies.
- Mizzou would mount a drive that would ultimately stall out after a questionable 3rd and 9 run play.
4th Quarter Notes
- The Tigers constructed another solid drive but could not sustain it when TAMU began to get consistent pressure on Bazelak when he dropped back to pass.
- The 4th quarter would dwindle away as TAMU ran the clock out and Missouri could not mount any sort of threatening drive.
- Mizzou makes the change from white to gold pants for this game.
Mizzou OG Case Cook, DTs Akial Byers, Darius Robinson all in uniform for pregame. They were included on Thursday's injury list.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) October 16, 2021
D-end Johnny Walker Jr. is in uniform. He was also on the injury report.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) October 16, 2021
WR Barrett Banister in street clothes today. Don't see Mookie Cooper yet.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) October 16, 2021
Mizzou LB Chuck Hicks (Wyoming transfer) is in uniform. Could play on some special teams.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) October 16, 2021
TIME: 11:00 PM CT
DATE: Saturday, October 16, 2021
LOCATION: Faurot Field, Columbia, Missouri
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