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Live Game Thread: Mizzou looking to chomp the Gators on senior night

One more home game for the 2023 season. Missouri host Florida under the lights at Faurot.

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Missouri 33, Florida 31: Final

1st Quarter

  • Florida has won the toss and has elected to defer to the second half. Mizzou’s offense first.
  • Mizzou has crossed midfield through its ground game thanks to Brady Cook, Cody Schrader and Nathaniel Peat. Schrader’s last run went for 15 yards to the Gator 32.
  • Brett Norfleet just hurdled a Gator, “Chase Coffman style.” It moves the Tigers to the Gator nine.
  • The drive stalls from there. Harrison Mevis knocks in a 22-yard field goal to give the Tigers an early lead. Missouri 3, Florida 0. 10:33 left in Q1.
  • Ricky Pearsall makes a catch over the middle for Florida and takes it all the way to the Tiger 12.
  • Touchdown Florida. Graham Mertz finds Eugene Wilson III for an 8-yard score. PAT is good. Florida 7, Missouri 3. 7:49 left in Q1.
  • Marquis Johnson returns the ensuing kickoff to the Tigers 31-yard line.
  • Three-and-out for Missouri. Cook scrambled for 3 yards followed by Schrader stuffed for a TFL. On third down Cooks pass was well defended. Gators get the ball back at their own 16.
  • And Florida responds with a three-and-out. The Gators got behind the sticks with back-to-back pre-snap penalties. Mizzou will begin on offense at their own 30.
  • Missouri’s drive goes nowhere. After getting a first down, the Tigers produce nothing.
  • Florida once again gets behind the sticks following a first down pre-snap penalty. The Gator punt goes to the Tiger 49. Mizzou will begin the drive with good field position.
  • End of 1: Florida 7, Missouri 3.

2nd Quarter

  • Mizzou moves across the 50 with a Cook to Mookie Cooper connection.
  • Touchdown Missouri!!! Cody Schrader found a hole and darted to the end zone or a 41-yard score. PAT is good. Missouri 10, Florida 7. 14:29 in Q2.
  • Florida’s rushing attack is heating up. Five plays to start this drive and all five have resulted in positive gains.
  • Kris Abrams-Draine makes a nice open field tackle on third down. Florida’s punt travels to the 10 where it is caught by no other than KAD.
  • Brett Norfleet makes his second first down catch moving the chains. He is on the come up.
  • This is followed up by three straight plays that don’t reach the first down marker. Riley Williams punt travels down to the Tiger 20.
  • PA just announced that Luther Burden III has gone over 1,000 receiving yards (1,002) for the season. First Tiger since 2017.
  • A pass interference call on Ennis Rakestraw Jr. moves the sticks for Florida. First and 10 for the Gators at their own 32.
  • On third down, a holding call on Kris Abrams-Draine keeps the Gators drive alive once again.
  • Interception: J.C Carlies comes up with a pick after Andy Jean couldn’t come down with a ball from Graham Mertz. Tigers take over at the Gator seven.
  • On a third and long, Cody Schrader takes a pitch from Brady Cook and marches his way all the way down to the 26.
  • Brady Cook’s knee was down on and 3rd and 1 low snap that would have resulted in Schrader picking up a first down. Q2.
  • Jay Jernigan just forced an intentional grounding on Graham Mertz. Clock ticks down to 14 seconds. Gators ball, 3rd and 10 at their own 40.
  • Halftime: Missouri 13, Florida 7. The Gators will receive.

Third quarter

  • Trevor Etienne takes the Gators across midfield with a 30-yard gain.
  • Touchdown Florida. Graham Mertz scrambles and finds Trevor Etienne for a 37-yard score. PAT is good. Florida 14, Missouri 13. 11:54 in Q3.
  • Luther Burden III hauls in a reception from Brady Cook and takes it all the way to the Gators 25-yard line. He’s up to 67 yards on the night.
  • Two plays later, Brett Norfleet catches his third pass taking it to the 10-yard line.
  • Touchdown Missouri!!! Brady Cook takes it in from a yard out with some extra effort. PAT is good. Missouri 20, Florida 14. 8:53 left in Q3.
  • Hayden Hansen for Florida picks up 38 yards on the Gators first offensive play following Mizzou’s score. The Gators are at the Tigers 39-yard line.
  • Touchdown Florida. Ricky Pearsall takes a reverse for 39 yards. PAT is good. Florida 21, Missouri 20. 7:16 left in Q3.
  • Luther Burden III just made a heck of a catch and run for 48 yards. The YAC was on full display. Tigers move to the Gators seven following a roughing the passer penalty.
  • Field goal Missouri. Harrison Mevis from 25 yards out. Missouri 23, Florida 21. 3:53 left in Q3.
  • On a third down, Graham Mertz just ran through the Missouri secondary for an 11-yard gain. He picks up the first down and keeps the drive alive. Chuck Hicks was down on the play.
  • And now Graham Mertz is down on the field.
  • Tre’Vez Johnson just made a monster hit, but on third and short, Montrell Johnson Jr. picked up 26 yards into Mizzou territory.
  • End of 3: Missouri 23, Florida 21

Fourth Quarter

  • A late hit by Johnny Walker Jr. extends the Gators drive in Mizzou territory. The Gators have the ball at MU’s 26.
  • Fumble!!! Kristian Williams recovers a fumble at the Tigers 15-yard line. Missouri takes over.
  • Touchdown Missouri!!! Theo Wease Jr. takes a short pass from Cook and races 77 yards to the house. PAT is good. Missouri 30, Florida 21. 13:14 left in Q4.
  • Touchdown Florida. The Gators silence the crowd with a nine-yard touchdown by Trevor Etienne. PAT is good. Missouri 30, Florida 28. 7:49 left in Q4.
  • Missouri punts. Florida gets the ball back at their own 38.
  • Max Brown takes the Gators inside the Tigers 17-yard line with 2:05 left.
  • Field goal Florida. Trey Smack converts on a 35-yard field goal. The Gators go in front. Florida 31, Missouri 30. 1:36 in Q4.
  • Mekhi Miller moves the Tigers to the Gator 40.
  • Luther Burden takes it to the 40-yard line on fourth down. tigers have life with 21 seconds left.
  • Mekhi Miller with another clutch catch and the Tigers are now in Harrison Mevis range with 13 seconds to go!
  • Cooper takes it to the 14.
  • Field goal!!! Harrison Mevis connects from 31 yards out in his final game at Faurot Field!!! Missouri 33, Florida 31. Five seconds to play.
  • Final: Missouri 33, Florida 31. Mizzou wins in thrilling fashion improving to 9-2 on the year.

Pregame updates

Game Info

Time: 6:30 PM CT

Date: November 18, 2023

Location: Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium, Columbia, Mo.


Five Fan Questions

  1. What will be the combined passing yard total between Brady Cook and Graham Mertz?
  2. How many carries will Cody Schrader receive this evening?
  3. Who will record a turnover for the Tigers defense?
  4. How many rushing yards will the Tigers defense limit Florida?
  5. Which senior makes the first big play?

Lastly, give us your score predictions and MVP for the game in the comments below!