Rapid Reaction: Vanderbilt, Sarah Fuller make history, but Mizzou dominates Commodores for easy victory
Saturday’s game between Mizzou and Vanderbilt will be remembered for a long time. To start the second half, Vanderbilt sent out Sarah Fuller to handle the kickoff.
The goalkeeper for the Commodores’ title-winning women’s soccer team executed a squib kick exactly like her coaches wanted, but the Tigers still recovered.
It was a cool moment, and probably the only one for the Commodores, as they were absolutely dominated by the Tigers on Saturday afternoon in Columbia.
The Mizzou offense had a huge day in the 41-0 victory. Larry Rountree III led the way with 21 carries for an impressive 160 yards and 3 touchdowns. Tyler Badie also had a rushing touchdown, but he made more of an impact as a receiver, putting up 7 catches for 102 yards to lead the Tigers.
QB Connor Bazelak also had a strong outing, throwing for 318 yards, but with 0 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. In the fourth quarter, freshman QB Brady Cook took over for Bazelak and went 3-for-3 for 36 yards and an easy touchdown pass to WR Damon Hazelton.
The Mizzou defense was the star of the show, though, pitching a shutout against the Commodores even though they only forced 1 turnover.
For Vanderbilt, this loss sent them to an 0-8 record. Mizzou improves to 4-3 in coach Eli Drinkwitz’s first season at the helm of the Tigers. The Tigers play Arkansas next Saturday, while Vanderbilt is scheduled to take on Georgia.