Cody Schrader accumulated 321 yards of total offense and rushed for a touchdown as No. 14 Missouri defeated No. 13 Tennessee 36-7 on Saturday in Southeastern Conference at Columbia, Mo.
Schrader rushed for 205 yards on 35 carries and caught five passes for 116 yards for Missouri (8-2, 4-2 SEC).
Brady Cook completed 18 of 24 passes for 275 yards, one touchdown and one interception for the Tigers. He also rushed for 55 yards and a touchdown.
Harrison Mevis kicked field goals of 31, 46 and 23 yards for Missouri, which snapped a four-game losing streak against Tennessee.
Joe Milton III completed 22 of 34 passes for 267 yards, one touchdown and one interception for the Volunteers (7-3, 3-3)
Missouri outgained Tennessee 255-83 on the ground and 530-350 in total yardage.
In the scoreless first quarter, Missouri outgained Tennessee 138-6. But Cook threw an interception on the Tigers’ first possession, then their second possession resulted in Mevis’ 31-yard field goal 44 seconds into the second quarter.
Less than two minutes later, Milton’s 46-yard touchdown pass to Dont’e Thornton Jr. put Tennessee up 7-3.
The Tigers countered with a 75-yard TD drive, fueled by Schrader’s 43-yard reception and capped by his 7-yard scoring run.
The Volunteers moved into scoring range late in the half, but Jaylen Wright fumbled with 20 seconds left. Missouri moved 53 yards — with 35 coming on another Schrader run — to increase its lead to 13-7 on Mevis’ 46-yard field goal.
The Tigers boosted its margin to 19-7 with an 80-yard drive. Cook’s 48-yard pass to Marquis Johnson got it started, then Cook’s 3-yard touchdown run finished it with 10:04 left in the third quarter.
Missouri failed on its two-point conversion bid, but it got another defensive stop to make it 22-7 on Mevis’ 23-yard field goal.
In the fourth quarter, the Tigers pushed their lead to 29-7 with a 66-yard TD drive, capped by Cook’s 21-yard pass to Luther Burden III.
Daylan Carnell’s touchdown interception return of 38 yards with 5:50 to play left made it 36-7.
–Field Level Media
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