For the second time this season, Harrison Mevis kicked a game-winning field goal through the north uprights in the closing seconds to give Mizzou a 33-31 win over Florida.
Mike Kelly with the call on 99.9, The Captain and the Tiger Network by Learfield. After the Tigers fell behind 7-3 on Graham Mertz’s first quarter eight-yard touchdown pass to Eugene Wilson III, Mizzou took the lead back in the opening minute of the second quarter.
Cody Schrader had 23 carries for 148 yards, and a touchdown.
Mizzou led 13-7 at the half, with the lead then changing hands four times on the first four drives of the second half. Early in the fourth quarter, Florida fumbled inside the Tigers’ red zone, and Mizzou responded two plays later to go up two scores.
Florida scored the next ten points, with Trey Smack kicking a 35-yard field goal with 1:36 left to put the Gators up 31-30. Mizzou converted a 4th and 17 on the final drive to set up Mevis’s game winner. Quarterback Brady Cook…
Brady Cook completed 20 of 34 passes for 331 yards and a touchdown, while running for another. After the field goal, Mevis’s fourth of the game, Florida’s next play fell incomplete. That caused a premature postgame celebration, before the officials put one second back on the clock, leading to one more unsuccessful play. Tigers defensive lineman Darius Robinson…
Coach Eliah Drinkwitz was grateful this senior group got to get a win in their final home game.
Mizzou is now 9-2, and 5-2 in the SEC, with the regular season finale Friday at Arkansas. Florida drops to 5-6, and 3-5 in the conference.