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Three Football Tigers Tabbed For SEC Weekly Honors

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COLUMBIA, Mo. – Three University of Missouri football student-athletes, RB Cody Schrader (offense), LB Triston Newson (defense) and DT Jay Jernigan (defensive line) earned weekly accolades from the Southeastern Conference for the final week of the regular season, the league office announced Monday.

The Tigers retained the Battle Line Rivalry Trophy with a dominating 48-14 road win at Arkansas on Friday. 


  • Rushed for a Mizzou career high of 217 yards and a TD to hike his season total to 1,489 yards in the regular-season finale at Arkansas as Mizzou held on to the Battle Line Rivalry Trophy. 
  • Up to third on the Tigers’ single-season rushing chart, passing Brad Smith’s 2003 total of 1,406 yards. 
  • Moved to within 115 yards of Tyler Badie’s Mizzou single-season rushing record (1,604 in 2021). 
  • Schrader logged 192 yards in the first half alone. That total would rank as his second-best game of the season (entering the contest) behind his 205-yard effort vs. Tennessee on Nov. 11.
  • Rushed for an average of 8.0 yards per carry, the highest of his MU career when logging at least 15 carries.
  • Mizzou’s offense moved to within 11 Schrader rushing yards of achieving a program first: a 3,000-yard passer (Cook), a 1,000-yard receiver (Burden) and a 1,500-yard rusher (Schrader).


  • Starting in place of Butkus Award finalist Ty’Ron Hopper who missed the game with an injury, Newson led a stalwart defensive effort against Arkansas, finishing with a game and career-high 15 tackles, two tackles for a loss and a pair of fumble recoveries. 
  • Missouri allowed a total of 225 yards of offense, its lowest in SEC play this season and its lowest overall since its season opener vs. South Dakota (194 yards).
  • Mizzou’s defense kept the Razorbacks out of the red zone in the opening half, it did not permit a single third-down conversion (0-of-5) in the half and finished the game allowing just 6-of-15 conversions.
  • Arkansas wouldn’t convert a third-down attempt until 5:54 left in the third quarter (started 0-6). The Razorbacks wouldn’t run an offensive play in Missouri territory until 1:35 in the third quarter.


  • Made his first career fumble recovery a memorable one, returning it 10 yards for a score in the third quarter. It was MU’s first fumble recovery TD since Trajan Jeffcoat jumped on a loose ball in the end zone against South Carolina in 2021.
  • Jernigan finished the game with a tackle and forced fumble along with the TD recovery.
  • The Tiger defense forced six fumbles and recovered five, marking a 2023 season high for takeaways. The five fumble recoveries also represent the Tigers most in a game since at least 2000. Their previous high of four was achieved most recently on Jan. 1, 2008, against Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl.
  • MU’s defense allowed the Razorbacks just 3.7 yards per play.

The Tigers (10-2) will learn their postseason destination on Sunday, December 3, 2023. Mizzou fans can request their bowl tickets online

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