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Game Thread: Mizzou vs. Abilene Christian

Missouri will be looking to rebound when they host the Wildcats for Family Weekend.

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Missouri 34 | Abilene Christian 17


First Quarter Notes

  • Abilene Christian gets the ball first but goes 3-and-out. On the ensuing punt, Luther Burden got the corner and scored untouched from 78-yards out.
  • Nathaniel Peat starts out the game in the backfield. Mizzou is forced to punt on their next drive, but an unnecessary fair catch sets up ACU at their own 1-yard line.
  • Wildcats are running the ball well early, already have over 60 yards on the ground.
  • Kris Abrams-Draine with a great breakup on a third down play, forcing Abilene Christian to attempt a field goal.
  • Brady Cook with a great deep ball to Dominic Lovett that he catches in stride for a 79-yard touchdown.
  • Ty’ron Hopper with some great pass defense on a wheel route, forces a third down.
  • Missouri offensive line is struggling to get any push in the run game.

Second Quarter Notes

  • Missouri has the opportunity go for it on a 4th and 1 at midfield, but after being stuffed on multiple runs plays, they elect to punt.
  • Mizzou gets a stop on 4th and 1 to turn the momentum.
  • Brady Cook throws two great passes for chunk yardage on the next drive. One was to Mookie Cooper (his second catch of the day), the other on a wheel route to Cody Schrader. Harrison Mevis ends the drive with a field goal.

Third Quarter Notes

  • A promising drive to start the half stalls after a holding call and a near-miss from Cook to Lovett that would have been another touchdown.
  • Ennis Rakestraw tips a pass to himself for an interception, his first since returning from injury this season. A big moment for him and his family, as it has been a long journey back.
  • Cook answers the turnover with two straight completions, the second of which he ducked a defender and fired a pass to Nathaniel Peat for a score.
  • The Wildcats would get a drive going, but a fumble, forced and recovered by Chad Bailey, would give the ball back to the Mizzou offense.
  • After a trick play completion to Lovett, Mevis would miss a field goal from 52-yards out.
  • A massive hit on Cook in the end zone results in a Wildcat fumble recovery for a touchdown. Cook had less than 2 seconds in the pocket.
  • Cody Schrader with a nice 20-yard run on the next drive, and Cook finishes it off with a hot-read to Lovett on a slant in the end zone.

Fourth Quarter Notes

  • Cody Schrader really coming alive late in this game, finishing runs with aggression.
  • Cook leads another solid drive with some completions to Banister, Lovett, and Burden, but Mevis missed another field goal, this time from 39-yards out.
  • Michael Cox has come in and played well, carrying piles of players for yards after contact.
  • Mevis hits a 52-yarder to make it 34-10.
  • Maverick McIvor completes a 48-yard touchdown to Blayne Taylor to make the game more respectable.

Pregame Updates

Game Info

TIME: 11:00 a.m. CT

DATE: Saturday, September 17th, 2022

LOCATION: Columbia, MO, Faurot Field

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Missouri-Abilene Christian Football: Betting odds, predictions

As of 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Missouri is a 33-point favorite to Abilene Christian, according to DraftKing’s Sportsbook. The total points (over/under) is 55.5.

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