The Mizzou Tigers continue to climb in the latest CFP rankings. The Tigers moved from number 14 to number-nine, the highest in school history. The move comes after Missouri beat previously ranked number-13 Tennessee 36-7 on Saturday. Mizzou is in second place in the SEC East with a 4-and-2 conference record and an 8-and-2 mark overall. They host Florida on Saturday.
Several Tigers are up for post-season awards.
Running back Cody Schrader is one of three finalists for the 14th-annual Burlsworth Trophy. Schrader – also named the Doak Walker Award Running Back of the Week Tuesday – joins James Madison NG James Carpenter and Oklahoma WR Drake Stoops on the finalist list. The Burlsworth Trophy is awarded to the most outstanding college football player in America who began his career as a walk-on.
Brady Cook is one of 20 semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award. Cook is 201-of-296 for 2,746 yards with 17 touchdowns over six interceptions. One of Mizzou’s offensive captains, he’s completed almost 68% of his passes (67.9) and averaged 274.6 yards per game with a 160.7 QB rating. He’s fourth in the Southeastern Conference in yards per game (274.6) and ranks among the league’s top-five signal callers in the statistical rankings.
The offensive line is one of its 12 semifinalists for the 2023 Joe Moore Award, given to the top offensive line unit in college football. The Joe Moore Award has annually presented the unique award since 2015. The 12 semifinalists include (in alphabetical order): No. 4 Florida State, No. 1 Georgia, No. 23 Kansas State, No. 15 LSU, No. 2 Michigan, No. 11 Missouri, No. 20 Notre Dame, No. 6 Oregon, No. 10 Oregon State, No. 21 Tennessee, No. 7 Texas and No. 5 Washington.
The Tigers offense has averaged 32.8 points per game behind the strong offensive line play of LT Javon Foster, LG Xavier Delgado, C Connor Tollison, RG Cam’Ron Johnson, and RT Armand Membou. Marcellus Johnson has spent time in the starting five as well.