Brady Cook, Top Missouri vs. Memphis Players to Watch – Week 4

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 18, 2023

The Missouri Tigers (3-0) and the Memphis Tigers (3-0) square off at the The Dome at America’s Center in Lake Saint Louis, Missouri on Saturday, September 23, 2023.

Last time out, the Missouri Tigers bested the Kansas State Wildcats, 30-27. The Memphis Tigers picked up a 28-24 victory last time out against the Navy Midshipmen.

In that last outing for the Missouri Tigers, Brady Cook completed 23 of 35 passing attempts (65.7%) and totaled 356 yards through the air, connecting on two touchdown passes and one touchdown as a rusher. Cody Schrader had 10 rushing attempts and wound up with 58 yards. Luther Burden III found paydirt twice, and ended the contest with seven catches for 114 yards.

For the Memphis Tigers in their last game, Seth Henigan finished with 23 completions on 35 attempts (65.7%) for 218 yards, tossing one touchdown and one interception and two rushing touchdowns. Blake Watson carried the ball 10 times for 169 yards and one touchdown. He also posted six receptions for 68 yards Roc Taylor snagged six passes for 64 yards with one touchdown.

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Missouri Players to Watch

  • This season, Cook has recorded 732 passing yards (244 yards per game) while completing 54 of 75 passes (72% completion percentage), with five touchdowns and zero interceptions.
  • Schrader has taken 51 attempts for a team-leading 280 rushing yards (93.3 yards per game) while scoring one touchdown.
  • Nathaniel Peat has 121 yards on 29 carries (40.3 ypg), with one rushing touchdown. He also has four catches for 81 yards (27 ypg) and one touchdown.
  • This season Burden III has 22 receptions for a team-high 327 receiving yards (109 per game) and three touchdowns.
  • Theo Wease Jr.’s stat line this year shows 11 catches for 107 yards and one touchdown. He averages 35.7 receiving yards per game.
  • Mookie Collier has caught five passes for 84 yards, averaging 42 yards per game this year.

Memphis Players to Watch

  • This season, Henigan has racked up 791 passing yards (263.7 yards per game) while completing 71 of 100 passes (71% completion percentage), with five touchdowns and three interceptions. He has tacked on 47 rushing yards on 22 carries (plus three touchdowns), averaging 15.7 yards per game.
  • Watson has taken 40 attempts for a team-leading 295 rushing yards (98.3 yards per game) while scoring four touchdowns. He’s also caught 15 passes for 130 yards .
  • So far this year Sutton Smith has run for 127 yards on 27 carries (42.3 ypg), with two rushing touchdowns.
  • Taylor has grabbed 15 passes for a team-high 154 yards with one touchdown. He averages 51.3 yards per game.
  • DeMeer Blankumsee has tacked on eight catches for 130 yards and one touchdown this year. He puts up 43.3 receiving yards per game.

Missouri vs. Memphis Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Missouri -6.5 -110 -110 52 -110 -110

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Team Stat Comparison

Missouri Memphis
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 29.3 (77) 40.3 (28)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 18.7 (44) 13.7 (20)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 1 (4) 5 (77)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 1 (123) 7 (12)

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