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MV3: The Thiccer leads the way after a loss to Boston College

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Harrison Mevis’ towering 56-yarder gives him the top spot on this week’s ballot.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 04 Central Michigan at Missouri Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

1. Harrison Mevis

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 04 Central Michigan at Missouri Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s indicative of the way the game ended that the Thiccer claimed the top spot here, but there’s no way he could’ve missed the ballot after that buzzer beater. (editor’s note: Josh actually wouldn’t allow a ballot without him listed) Lining up from 56 yards out, Mevis booted an absolute howitzer in a hostile stadium to give Missouri one more chance for a Power Five road win. Oh, and did we mention he booted his other field goal and went 4/4 on extra points? The sophomore is almost beyond words at this point... he’s likely the best kicker Missouri has had in the 21st century, and may go on to become Missouri’s all-time scoring leader.

2. Tyler Badie

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 25 Missouri at Boston College Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Tyler Badie had his first pedestrian game of the season, but you could make a strong argument that it wasn’t his fault. Eli Drinkwitz opted to go with the air game far more often than the ground, and Bazelak missed some easy throws that Badie could have turned into big gains. But as we’ve come to expect from him, the senior popped off with some explosive touches, including a massive third down reception that saw him pick the ball almost off the turf before racing to a third-and-long conversion. It wasn’t the type of dominant performance we’ve come to expect from Badie, but Missouri would have been lost without him.

3. Keke Chism

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 25 Missouri at Boston College Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

He didn’t grab a touchdown and his total yards weren’t eye-popping, but Keke Chism may have turned in his best game as a Tiger. The super senior used his size and strength to bully Boston College’s secondary, making several chunk receptions and even showing some shiftiness in the open field. Most importantly — no costly drops. Missouri’s effective passing game has several options at this point, and Chism may be the most reliable.

Others receiving votes: Connor Bazelak, Shawn Robinson, Tauskie Dove


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