1. Kris Abrams-Draine
It feels odd to have a defensive player topping the MV3 this week, but Abrams-Draine’s spot was sealed the moment he hit top speed on that return.
Long after the game was decided, Kris Abrams-Draine gave Mizzou fans something to cheer about, racing 100 yards for Mizzou’s first kickoff return touchdown since 2014. It was one of the lone bright spots in a miserable day, and KAD added in three tackles and a pass break up to boot. Not many return men would have still been swinging for the fences in the midst of an ass-whooping of that magnitude, so credit to where it’s due.
2. D’ionte Smith
Like anyone who took the field for Mizzou, Boo Smith’s performance wasn’t pretty, but at least the former walk-on made some noise in his opportunities. Smith only totaled 4 yards on 2 catches, but broke open an explosive run for 32 yards and a score. Not a lot of good came from Saturday, but Smith getting his felt pretty satisfying.
3. Tyler Badie
It wasn’t exactly a banner day for Mizzou’s star feature back, but Badie still managed to find yards where the rest of the offense couldn’t. Badie totaled 68 all purpose yards, including 3 catches for 27, and scored a touchdown on the ground. His YPC wasn’t very good with only 41 yards in 21 attempts, but credit to him for lining up and taking the licks when nothing else seemed to be working.
Others receiving votes: Harrison Mevis, Martez Manuel
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