Before Ish Witter continued a Missouri football senior of carrying off one of the white washed rocks from the M in the north endzone, Witter carried the rock in Missouri’s most impressive night at running the ball since 2003 in a 50-17 win over the Tennessee Vols on Saturday night.
The Tigers have now won four straight and with a win next Saturday at Vanderbilt will become bowl eligible with their sixth win over the season.
Mizzou racked up 433 yards rushing and 226 yards passing. Witter ran for 216 yards and Larry Rountree added 155 on the ground. Witter averaged 9.0 yards per carry. Rountree 8.6.
Drew Lock completed 13 of 28 passes for 217 yards with four touchdowns. Emanuel Hall caught five passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns.
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The Tigers also forced four turnovers and held Tennessee to just 285 yards. At one point, the Tigers forced a turnover on three straight Tennessee offensive snaps.
Mizzou’s 50-point total marks the first time in the modern era that Mizzou has scored 45+ points in four straight games. Mizzou last scored 40+ points in a four game stretch in 2013 (Indiana – 45, Arkansas State – 41, Vanderbilt – 51, Georgia – 41).
Mizzou’s offense went for over 600 total yards against Tennessee, totaling 659 yards of offense, the first time Mizzou gained 600+ yards against a conference opponent since Mizzou played Tennessee last season (740 yards). It is the Tigers third time this season over 600 yards, and the second best performance of the season, trailing 815 yards against Missouri State (Sept. 2).