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Mizzou Football Live Game Thread: New Mexico State visits Columbia

The Tigers face the Aggies on Senior Day for a rare late-season non-conference matchup between two four-win programs.

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Missouri Tigers 45 | New Mexico State Aggies 14


First Quarter Notes

  • Missouri elects to defer, and New Mexico State will receive the opening kickoff. Game-time temperature is at 28-degrees (feels like 19) for this Senior Night special.
  • DJ Coleman is down, but did talk off the field on his own power. He returned on the next defensive drive for Mizzou.
  • Known for their rush, the Aggies earn a pair quick first downs through the air. The rally is cut short, however, as back-to-back New Mexico State receivers drop passes, including on a vital 4th down in Mizzou territory.
  • Cook finds Banister for a 13-yard completion on 4th & 5. Looking for a big play, Cook found one of the longest tenured Tigers. The senior day fun continues with a third down completion to Tauskie Dove.
  • Luther Burden III takes a screen pass to the end zone, hurdling a couple of New Mexico State players who had dropped to the ground. Mark that down as his seventh touchdown of the season total.
  • Linebacker Xaiver Simmons, who had not seen much action this season for the Tigers, was helped off the field following a kickoff.
  • Aided by yet another dropped pass, the Tigers will take over at their own 19-yard-line following a 43-yard punt from New Mexico State punter Josh Carlson.
  • The Tigers are driving and will begin the second quarter in New Mexico State territory. Cook is 6-11 for 71 yards and a touchdown thus far, but has overlooked a couple of wide-open receivers down-field. Running backs Cody Schrader and Nathaniel Peat appear to be sharing the backfield more. Schrader also leads all Mizzou receivers with 32 yards.

Second Quarter Notes

  • Seven rushes for Cody Schrader early in the second half, including a two-yard touchdown rush, to cap a 17-play, 81-yard drive. The senior running back is up to 40 yards on the ground and 32 reception yards, leading the Tigers in both.
  • Missouri center Connor Tollison went into the medical tent. He returned under center for the Tigers.
  • Senior linebacker Devin Nicholson forced Pavia into an incompletion on second down and a third down pass goes incomplete, leading to a New Mexico State punt. The Tigers will take over at their own 34-yard-line.
  • Adding to the injury news, Isaiah McGuire heads to the locker room. He returned to the sideline with no jersey or shoulder pads.
  • Ryan Hoerstkamp scores a touchdown on his first career catch, flying for 32 yards into the end zone. Schrader’s name may not appear on the stat sheet for that one, but he did provide a block to make the score possible.
  • New Mexico State drove downfield, overcoming two third downs, including a 3rd & 14, but ultimately settled for a punt. The Aggies looked deep multiple times, finding little success and were nearly intercepted multiple times.
  • Running a hurry-up offense, Cook leads the Tigers to midfield before the drive ultimately stalls. Cook looked deep for on a hail-mary attempt to end the half, but did not find success.
  • The first half featured a grand total of eight drives. Of those, Mizzou scored three touchdowns. Each drive showcased at least seven plays, and the time of possession stands in Mizzou’s favor. Cook and the Tigers’ offense will receive the ball to begin the second half.

Third Quarter Notes

  • Beginning at its own 31-yard-line, Mizzou pieced together a nine-play, 69-yard drive. Barrett Banister made a toe-tapping reception and another catch for a combined 36 yards. The veteran wideout leads the Tigers with 81 receiving yards, but the score came via Schrader on a five-yard rush.
  • Aggies quarterback Diego Pavia went down following a QB run, and walked to the sideline. A tough loss for New Mexico State as Pavia has recorded a team-high 50 rush yards. True freshman Gavin Frakes in at QB for the Aggies.
  • Pavia is back in for the Aggies after taking a couple plays off. Quickly after returning, he hands it off to Star Thomas, who takes it into the end zone for a touchdown. New Mexico State is on the board.
  • Mizzou recovers a fumbled squib kick, avoiding a potential disaster. Tavorus Jones is into the game at running back, while Sam Horn remains in his notable red hat.
  • Cook finds Tavorus Jones on a 32-yard gain. That’s the first catch of his career. On the same drive, Banister notched new career-highs in receptions and reception yards.
  • Luther Burden III finds the end zone once again, taking the handoff and zooming through the open field for a 14-yard score.
  • Helmet hat off for Sam Horn.
  • The Aggies will have a 3rd & 8 to begin the fourth quarter.

Fourth Quarter Notes

  • To delay the Sam Horn experience, Daylan Carnell just posted a 40-yard pick-six. That’s his second interception of the season and highlights yet another freshman stepping up in a big way.
  • Another interception, this time it’s defensive back Jalani Williams. Yes, Mizzou fans...this is Sam Horn time.
  • Horn posts his first yards of the season on a first-down quarterback rush. He follows that up with his first pass, a competition to Banister that is wiped out with a penalty. Following that up, both of his targets to Banister go incomplete. The Tigers settle with a 34-yard field goal.
  • Banister, who was shaken up on the last play, appears to be injured on the sideline. That would be a huge blow for the Tigers, especially considering he was playing in a blowout game. Horn’s ill-advised pass may have played a role in that hit and should serve as a quick learning opportunity.
  • After a punt, Jack Abraham comes in at quarterback. Sam Horn went 0-2 with 10 rushing yards in his Mizzou debut.
  • New Mexico State recovers a Tavorus Jones fumble, sending the Mizzou defense back out.
  • Frakes is back at quarterback for the Aggies, and he rushes for a 13-yard score.
  • The Mizzou offense goes nowhere and a 43-yard punt from Jack Stonehouse follows.
  • New Mexico State runs the clock out, and that’ll do it on Senior Day.

Pregame Notes

Missouri-New Mexico State football: Time, Location

TIME: 6:30 p.m. CT

DATE: Saturday, November 19, 2022

LOCATION: Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium; Columbia, MO

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Missouri-New Mexico State football: Betting odds, predictions

As of last evening, Mizzou is a 29 point favorite over New Mexico State, according to DraftKing’s Sportsbook. The total points (over/under) is 46.5.

Fan Questions:

  1. Who will lead the Tigers in rushing? What about receiving?
  2. How many turnovers will Mizzou force today?
  3. How many catches and yards will Luther Burden have? What about Dominic Lovett?
  4. Will the two teams combine for more than 50 points?
  5. Will Harrison Mevis hit a 50+ yard field goal?
  6. Which Mizzou senior are you most excited to watch?

Last... Give us your score predictions, and MVP for the game in the comments below!