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Cody Schrader’s Historic Day By the Numbers

Cody Schrader FB vs Tennessee

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Mizzou running back Cody Schrader put together a historic day on Saturday against Tennessee, a game that ended with players hoisting the team captain on their shoulders and celebrating his record-setting performance on Faurot Field.

“I’m just extremely blessed to be a part of this team,” Schrader said after the game, “and I will never forget it for the rest of my life. … That’s definitely my number one moment in my entire life.”

Award season is right around the corner and it’s time for Schrader to enter the chat.

He’s already one of 10 semifinalists for the Burlsworth Trophy, given to the nation’s best player who began his career as a walk-on. Finalists will be announced Tuesday. On Nov. 21, the semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award for the nation’s best running back will be unveiled. On the heels of Saturday’s game, Schrader has bulldozed his way into All-American consideration.

Tigers coach Eli Drinkwitz was asked if Schrader should be in the Heisman Trophy conversation.

“Absolutely,” he said. “If you’re talking about the best player in college football who’s done more for his football team than anybody else. He’s the leading rusher in the SEC. When’s the last time the leading rusher in the SEC on a top 10 team wasn’t considered for the Heisman? …. The guy shows up in the biggest games on the biggest stages.”

Worth noting: Since 1992, 14 of the SEC’s season rushing leaders played on 10-win teams. Of those 14, 10 finished in the top 10 of Heisman voting, including eight in the top five and four winners: Mark Ingram, Cam Newton, Johnny Manziel and Derrick Henry.

For now, let’s take a closer look at where Cody’s production ranks in team history and compared to his peers across the SEC and beyond …

1 — Players in SEC history with 200 yards rushing, 100 yards receiving in the same game: Schrader, 205 rushing, 116 receiving vs. Tennessee on Saturday.

1 — Players in Mizzou history with 100 yards rushing, 100 yards receiving in the same game: Schrader.

10 — Players in FBS history with 200 yards rushing, 100 yards receiving in the same game. The latest? Schrader.

321 — Schrader’s all-purpose yards/yards from scrimmage Saturday vs. Tennessee. That’s the most all-purpose yards for any FBS player this season in a single game.

205 — Schrader’s rushing yards against Tennessee on Saturday. Only two SEC players have rushed for more yards in a game this season.

2 — Mizzou players in team history with more all-purpose yards than Schrader’s 321 on Saturday: Jeremy Maclin (360) vs. Kansas State in 2007; and Devin West (333) vs. Kansas in 1998.

1,124 — Schrader’s SEC-leading rushing total. That’s also more than every player in the Big Ten, Pac-12, American, Conference USA, Mid-American and Mountain West.

10 — Schrader’s season rushing total rank in team history — with three games to play. He’s 177 yards out of fifth place — Brad Smith, 1,301 in 2005.

1 — Players since the 2020 season to rush for 100 yards against Georgia: Schrader, 112 yards on Nov. 4.

440 — Schrader’s rushing total in the fourth quarter of games this season. That ranks No. 1 in the country.

7 — Schrader’s consecutive games with a rushing touchdown.

The Tigers close their home schedule when they host the Florida Gators on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field. The game will kick at 6:30 p.m. CT and will be televised by ESPN.

Limited reserved seats and Hill tickets are available for the Florida game by calling 1-800-CAT-PAWS or buying online

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