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Mizzou football tops New Mexico State on senior night

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

The Mizzou football team came out on the other side of senior night with a 45-14 win over New Mexico State. The Tigers now just need one more win, in the final game of the season, to become bowl eligible.

Watch the full interview with Eli Drinkwitz after the game below.

https://youtu.be/qmQkgd374R4

The Tiger defense held a shutout into the second half against the Aggies, however, a third quarter touchdown broke up that bid. Mizzou finished with two sacks and seven tackles for loss on the night. Senior defensive back Kris Abrams-Draine led the charge with six tackles, four which were on his own.

Quarterback Brady Cook led the offense through three quarters of play on Saturday, going 19-27 with 251 yards and three touchdowns. However, in the fourth quarter freshman quarterback Sam Horn took the field for the first time. He finished with 10 yards on the ground, but no completions. Head coach Eli Drinkwitz kept Horn in for one drive against the Aggies.

Watch the extended highlights from the win below.

https://youtu.be/T3eqXFY9zkQ

Fellow freshman Luther Burden had himself a game against New Mexico State. He finished with 35 yards receiving, 12 on the ground and two touchdowns. The two-score game marked his third multi-touchdown game of his 2022 campaign.

Sixth-year wide receiver Barrett Banister led all receivers with 91 yards on seven targets. However, the Arkansas-native took a big hit in the fourth quarter, which put him in the injury tent. There is no update on how he is doing yet.

On the ground, Truman State transfer Cody Schrader hammered out 70 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Freshman Tavorus Jones saw his first game action as a Tiger, finishing with 32 yards on one reception and 12 yards on two carries.

Up next - Mizzou will host the Arkansas Razorbacks on rivalry week for the final regular-season game of the year. In addition to the Battle Line Trophy, bowl eligibility will also be on the line for the Tigers.

Watch the full interviews with players after the game below.

https://youtu.be/jLfX7mkxitA
https://youtu.be/tmKF-tLtJXk
https://youtu.be/y89ItekX6B4
https://youtu.be/R8ZfF0L0Z6w
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