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Game Thread: Mizzou vs. Florida

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Tigers and Gators both look to clinch bowl-eligibility in a pivotal SEC East Matchup.

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Mizzou 24 | Florida 23

Final

First Quarter Notes

  • Missouri defers toss to Florida offense.
  • Florida picks up a coupled first downs with relative ease, but the Tiger defense was fortunate in the end. Emory Jones dropped a read option, forcing UF to opt for a field goal.
  • Tauskie Dove with a great diving catch on third and long for Mizzou. Dove has really come alive late in this season.
  • Bazelak sacked to end the drive, solid downfield coverage was the cause.
  • Grant McKinnis’ punt pins the Gators at the 1-yard line after a great bounce.
  • Tiger defense forces Gators to go 3-and-out after nearly securing a safety on two plays.
  • Florida then shanked a punt, setting Mizzou up at the 18 for a 12-yard punt. Tigers proceed to go backwards, and Mevis hits a 4-yarder to tie the game.

Second Quarter Notes

  • Missouri defense stands tall once Florida enters their territory. Tigers get the ball back on their own 12.
  • A pass interference call sets up Florida in the red zone, but Mizzou again makes a stand by forcing a field goal.
  • A big Connor Bazelak completion and some nice Badie running put Mizzou in striking distance. However, major pressure on Bazelak forces another Mevis field goal, this time from 46.
  • Florida goes 3-and-out, and Mizzou responds by driving right down the field, aided by some penalties. The Tigers would get another field goal, courtesy of the Thicker Kicker.
  • Trajan Jeffcoat gets a pivotal sack on Florida’s final drive to close out the half.

Third Quarter Notes

  • Missouri fails to get a first down on their half-opening drive. Florida responds with a 3-play drive for a touchdown to take a 13-9 lead.
  • Florida picks up yet another sack to force a punt from Mizzou. Pressure on Bazelak has really not made it easier an already banged up QB.
  • Tyler Badie gets yanked down on a third and one deep in Mizzou territory. Field position will continue to be in Florida’s favor.
  • Missouri’s defense bend but didn't break, forcing Florida to punt from the Mizzou 41.
  • Jeffcoat with another tackle for loss, continuing a stellar day.
  • Tyler Badie with two first-down runs to end the 3rd quarter.

Fourth Quarter Notes

  • Tyler Badie doing what he typically does, taking over in the 4th quarter.
  • Bazelak finds a streaking Niko Hea for a wheel-route that goes for 41 yards and gives Mizzou a a 16-13 lead late in the game.
  • Florida drives down the field and ties the game at 16.
  • Drinkwitz got aggressive on the next drive, going for it on 4th and 1 in their own territory.
  • Mizzou starts the next possession with a sack, forcing Florida to eventually punt it with over 4 minutes left.
  • Tigers will get the ball around midfield for a potentially game-winning drive. A pass interference call on third down put the Tigers in scoring position.
  • Mizzou set up Mevis for the go-ahead kick, but he missed it from 46. A rare miss for Mevis, leaving 1:04 on the clock for Florida.
  • Overtime begins. Florida scores a touchdown off of the “Philly Special” on their first drive.
  • Tyler Badie runs for the first down on the first play for the offense, then scores on the next play. Drinkwitz opted to go for two and the win, and a throwback screen to Daniel Parker Jr. won the game for the Tigers.

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TIME: 3:00 CT

DATE: Saturday, November 20, 2021

LOCATION: Faurot Field, Columbia, Missouri

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